Five named to All-America teams


DURHAM- A collection of male lacrosse players from Duke recently earned All-America recognition from two outlets as USA Lacrosse Magazine and Inside Lacrosse announced their All-America picks to kick off lacrosse awards season.

The five Blue Devils who earn recognition are Brennan O’Neill, Nakeie Montgomery, Tyler Carpenter, Kenny Broyer and Mike Adler. O’Neill was a third-team All-America pick by both USA Lacrosse Magazine and Inside Lacrosse. Montgomery was a second team pick by Inside Lacrosse and landed in USA Lacrosse Magazine’s third team. USA Lacrosse Magazine named Carpenter to its third team at longstick midfielder, despite being an honorable mention pick by Inside Lacrosse. Brower and Adler earned honorable mentions from both organizations.

Each of those five Blue Devils recently earned All-ACC recognition as Duke tied for most selections in 2022. Adler and Montgomery are repeat All-America winners from both media outlets, while Brower and O’Neill have both won 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 was second in the league.

The 2021 USILA All-America third pick, Adler has made at least 10 saves in 14 of his 17 outings this season and has more than 15 in seven games. He was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week three times, including after making 20 saves in a 17-8 landslide victory over Virginia.

Adler, after three stellar seasons in the cage at Saint Joseph’s, ended his collegiate career with the Blue Devils. In his 34 games with Duke, Adler finished with a 10.59 goals-against average and .541 save percentage. He averaged 11.29 saves per game as the Blue Devil. Overall for his career, Adler has played in 69 career games with 68 starting assignments. He ranks 14th in NCAA history in career saves at 810 and second in minutes played at 3,886:24.

The Blue Devils’ best cover man in close defense, Brower has consistently drawn the opposition’s best forward this season. Brower ranked second among non-ground faceoff specialists with 42 and third with 16 turnovers. He was named to the USILA Team of the Week following his performance in limiting Virginia’s Connor Shellenberger to just two assists in the 17-8 win over the Cavaliers.

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

Carpenter, a longstick midfielder who has played low at times, gets his second review from USA Lacrosse Magazine and first from Inside Lacrosse after leading all non-faceoff specialists in the ACC with 67 balls on the ground (3, 94/g). He’s had at least one ground ball in all 17 games this season and won at least five out of five games.

Carpenter was named ACC Defensive Player of the Week after his performance against Denver, collecting seven ground balls and delivering one assist. He finished the season second on the team in turnovers with 17. A threat in transition, Carpenter contributed three goals and two assists in 2022.

A 2021 USILA All-America first-team pick, Montgomery earns his second All-ACC award after leading midfielder Blue Devil with 29 goals and 19 assists for a career-high 48 points. He recorded seven hat tricks that season, including three ACC contests, and finished his career with 16.

Starting 53 games during his five seasons at Durham, Montgomery finished his career 28th in scoring with 87 goals and 67 assists for 154 points. During his career, he helped the Blue Devils qualify for the championship weekend three times in his career, including the NCAA runner-up in 2018. In his first two seasons, Montgomery amassed 55 points including 16 as a rookie and 39 in his second season.

Duke’s top scorer for the second consecutive season, O’Neill finished his second 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 in total.

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

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

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

USA Lacrosse Magazine All-Americans

Brennan O’Neill | A | Third

Nakeie Montgomery | M | Third

Tyler Carpenter | LSM | Third

Kenny Broyer | D | SM

Mike Adler | G | SM

Inside Lacrosse Media All-Americans

Nakeie Montgomery | M | Second

Brennan O’Neill | A | Third

Tyler Carpenter | LSM | SM

Kenny Broyer | D | SM

Mike Adler | G | SM



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