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Five Named to All-America Teams

DURHAM- A collection of Duke men’s lacrosse players recently garnered All-America recognition from a pair of media outlets as USA Lacrosse Magazine and Inside Lacrosse announced their All-America picks to kick off lacrosse awards season.

The five Blue Devils picking up recognition are Brennan O’Neill, Nakeie Montgomery, Tyler Carpenter, Kenny Brower and mike adler. O’Neill was a third-team All-America choice by both USA Lacrosse Magazine and Inside Lacrosse. Montgomery was a second-team pick by Inside Lacrosse and landed on the USA Lacrosse Magazine third team. USA Lacrosse Magazine voted Carpenter to its third team at longstick midfield, while he was an honorable mention pick by Inside Lacrosse. Brower and Adler earned honorable mention honors from both organizations.

Each of these five Blue Devils recently garnered All-ACC recognition as Duke tied for the most selections in 2022. Adler and Montgomery are repeat All-America honorees from both media outlets, while Brower and O’Neill both earned All-America accolades for the first time in their careers.
Duke’s anchor in goal, Adler finished the 2022 campaign with a .550 save percentage and an 11.24 goals against average. He ranked second in the ACC and 14th nationally in save percentage, while his 13.06 saves per game were second in the league.

A 2021 USILA All-America third team choice, Adler made at least 10 saves in 14 of his 17 outings this season and amassed 15-plus in seven contests. He was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week three times, including after making 20 saves in a commanding 17-8 victory over Virginia.

Adler, after a stellar three seasons in the cage at Saint Joseph’s, completed his collegiate career with the Blue Devils. In his 34 games for Duke, Adler finished with a 10.59 goals against average and a .541 save percentage. He averaged 11.29 saves per game as a Blue Devil. Overall, for his career, Adler played in 69 career games with 68 starting assignments. He ranks 14th in NCAA history in career saves at 810 and is second in minutes played at 3886:24.

The Blue Devils’ top cover man on the close defense, Brower consistently drew the opponent’s top attackman this season. Brower ranked second among non-faceoff specialists in ground balls with 42 and was third with 16 caused turnovers. He was named to the USILA Team of the Week following his performance by him in holding Virginia’s Connor Shellenberger to just two assists in the 17-8 victory over the Cavaliers.

A starter in all 42 games of his career, Brower has 78 ground balls and 32 caused turnovers. He will represent the United States this summer at the U21 FIL World Championships in Limerick, Ireland.

Carpenter, a longstick midfielder who also played down low at times, garners his second notice from USA Lacrosse Magazine and first by Inside Lacrosse after leading all non-faceoff specialists in the ACC with 67 ground balls (3.94/gm). He collected at least one ground ball in all 17 games this season and corralled at least five in five contests.

Carpenter was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Week following his performance against Denver, picking up seven ground balls and dishing an assist. He finished the season ranked second on the team in caused turnovers with 17. A threat in transition, Carpenter contributed three goals and two assists in 2022.

A USILA All-America first-team choice in 2021, Montgomery garners his second All-ACC award after leading the Blue Devil midfield with 29 goals and 19 assists for a career-best 48 points. He has registered seven hat tricks this season, including in three ACC contests, and finished his career with 16.

Starting 53 games over the course of his five seasons in Durham, Montgomery finishes his career ranked 28th in scoring with 87 goals and 67 assists for 154 points. Over the course of his career, he has helped the Blue Devils advance to the championship weekend three times during his career, including the NCAA runner-up in 2018. In his first two seasons, Montgomery amassed 55 points with 16 as a rookie and 39 in his sophomore campaign.

Duke’s leading scorer for the second consecutive season, O’Neill finished his sophomore season with 53 goals and 23 assists for 74 points. He was one of two Division I players to register at least six goals in three different games and finished the campaign with 10 hat tricks overall.

O’Neill’s 53 goals are tied for ninth in Duke single-season history, while his 74 points are 16th. A four-time ACC Offensive Player of the Week choice, O’Neill recorded 21 goals and 32 points overall in Duke’s six ACC contests.

The Bay Shore, NY, native has started 33 of his 34 career games and owns 98 goals and 31 assists for 129 points. He is tied as the third fastest Blue Devil to 100 career points, reaching the benchmark in 29 games. He is two goals shy of 100 career goals and will become the fastest to do so, surpassing Zack Greer’s 38-game mark.

Duke finished the 2022 season with an 11-6 record and 3-3 mark in ACC play.

USA Lacrosse Magazine All-Americans
Brennan O’Neill | To | Third
Nakeie Montgomery | M | Third
Tyler Carpenter | LSM | Third
Kenny Brower | D | HM
mike adler | G | HM

Inside Lacrosse Media All-Americans
Nakeie Montgomery | M | Second
Brennan O’Neill | To | Third
Tyler Carpenter | LSM | HM
Kenny Brower | D | HM
mike adler | G | HM


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