Six Blue Devils named to USILA All-America teams

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DURHAM- Duke University graduate student Nakeie Montgomery headlined all six Blue Devils selections to the 2022 USILA All-America Teams, earning first-team All-America honors for the second consecutive season.

Joining Montgomery’s sophomore Brennan O’Neill on second team and juniors Tyler Carpenter and Kenny Broyer in the third team. Goalkeeper graduate student Mike Adler and first-year midfielder Andrew McAdorey completed the Duke contingency with an honorable mention.

Montgomery becomes only the fourth Blue Devil midfielder to earn First Team All-America recognition twice in his career, joining Deemer-class (2014, 2016), Myles Jones (2015, 2016) and Kevin Casse (2002, 2003). This is the first USILA All-America mention for Brower, while Carpenter repeats as the third team pick.

Adler, Navigator, Carpenter, Montgomery and O’Neill each was named to the USA Lacrosse Magazine and Inside Lacrosse All-America teams, while McAdorey earned his first post-season award. The group of five also represented Duke on the All-ACC team.

Duke’s midfield leader for the past two seasons, Montgomery finished the 2022 campaign 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 in his five seasons at Durham, Montgomery left Durham 28th in scoring with 87 goals and 67 assists for 154 points. During his career, he helped the Blue Devils advance to championship weekend three times, including NCAA runners-up in 2018. In his first two seasons, Montgomery amassed 55 points including 16 in as a rookie and 39 in his second campaign.

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 two-time All-ACC pick 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 is on course to become the fastest to do so, surpassing Zack Greer’s mark of 38 games.

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 his 42 career games, 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 also occasionally played low, led all ACC non-faceoff specialists with 67 rushes (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.
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.

Starting all 17 games on the front line of Duke’s midfield, McAdorey had a record-breaking rookie season. He finished the year with 23 goals and 16 assists for 39 points—the most of any Duke freshman midfielder in program history.

One of the quickest and most explosive players on the field, McAdorey recorded three hat tricks and scored 11 goals in Duke’s six ACC games. He scored a career-high six points on four goals and two assists in the win over Delaware and had three career assists at High Point.
McAdorey ranked third among all freshman midfielders nationally in points per game (2.29) and assists per game (0.94).

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

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