Duke Blue Devils attackman Jordan Wolf and North Carolina Tar Heels attackman Joey Sankey were named Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Men’s Lacrosse Co-Offensive Players of the Week, and Duke long pole Chris Hipps was recognized as the ACC Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference from its offices in Greensboro, N.C. on Tuesday.
Blue Devils’ Wolf scores winner
Wolf led all Blue Devils scorers with two goals and two assists in a 9-8 upset victory over No. 4 and reigning NCAA champion Loyola on Friday.
He scored the eventual game-winning goal and assisted on goals that tied the game on two different occasions to keep Duke close before eventually winning the game.
Wolf currently leads all Duke scorers with 27 points (17 goals, 10 assists), and is currently the ACC’s scoring leader in points, while sitting second in averaging 2.43 goals per game, and fourth in points scored per game.
Tar Heels’ Sankey helps out
Sankey recorded a career-high four assists and matched his career high with six points in Carolina’s 16-15 upset win over No. 5 Princeton on Saturday.
His previous career high for assists was three, and his six points matched a career high he achieved three times in his freshman year.
Sankey has tallied multiple goals in four of five games played so far this season.
Duke’s Hipps leads on D
Hipps helped anchor Duke’s defense in its 9-8 victory over Loyola.
He picked up five ground balls and two caused turnovers as the Blue Devils allowed the second-fewest goals against an opponent all season.
The Greyhounds entered the game averaging 12.4 goals per game, but were held to almost four goals less due to the effort of Hipps who leads all Blue Devils close defensemen with 15 ground balls and five caused turnovers this season.