JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Facing its highest-ranked opponent to date, Jacksonville University men's lacrosse meets No. 1 Duke on Saturday, Feb. 10 for a 1 p.m. faceoff.
Setting the Scene
• The Dolphins enter the ninth season in program history and second year under head coach John Galloway.
• Jacksonville opened the 2018 season at home with a 12-7 victory over Navy.
• Senior Hunter Forbes was named to the USILA Team of the Week (Feb. 6) after he won 19 of 22 face offs and picked up 13 ground balls against the Midshipmen.
• After winning an appeal to the NCAA this past week, Dolphin attackman Mitchell Parker rejoins the team for his redshirt-senior season.
So Good SoCon
Seniors McLean Chicquen and Ryan Beville were named to the Preseason All-SoCon Team. A Second Team All-SoCon Team pick last year, Chicquen led the team with 38 points (23 goals, 12 assists) last season. A short-stick midfielder, Beville picked up 36 groundballs – third most on the team – and added five points.
Jacksonville was selected fourth in the Preseason SoCon Coaches' Poll, behind last year's SoCon Champion Air Force, Richmond, and Furman.
Passing the Coaching Torch
• Second-year head coach John Galloway makes his return to Durham after spending the 2012 season as a volunteer assistant under Duke head coach John Danowski.
• Joining forces this summer, Galloway and Danowski will represent Team USA at the 2018 FIL Men's World Championship July 12-21 in Netanya, Israel.
• Danowski serves as the head coach for Team USA, and Galloway was named to the 23-man roster.
• Duke enters Saturday's contest with a 2-0 record overall with wins over Air Force (Feb. 3) and High Point (Feb. 8).
• The Dolphins are the second Southern Conference team the Blue Devils have faced in the past three days.
• Duke defeated High Point, 18-6, Thursday evening at Koskinen Stadium.
Series History vs. the Blue Devils
• Duke holds a 7-0 record in the all-time series with the Dolphins.
• Jacksonville is 0-5 when playing in Durham.
The Dolphins head to Marquette next Saturday, Feb. 17 for a 1 p.m. faceoff.