Jake Naso, Brennan O'Neil, and Nailgun Ryan Mackenzie pictured below along with Kenny Brower
The Duke Blue Devils definitely have the least buzz out of any of the blue blood programs-and why is that? It seems to me the people at inside lacrosse must be going insane, these guys were disrespected by not being allowed into the NCAA tournament last season, called overrated, disrespected in the rankings, people saying maryland this Virginia that, uh uh well uh Cornell has a good roster this year, enough of that. This is a team you should talk about and here's why- they return so many guys on offense and defense such as junior attackman and tewaarton contender Brennan O'Neil (53g,21a), sophomore and former number 1 recruit midfielder Andrew Macadory (23g,16a), Senior attackman Dyson Williams (43g,9a), young gun sophomore midfielder Reed Landin (9g,1a) who didn't get runs until the end of last season, Senior veteran midfielder Owen Caputo (9g,9a), and Junior midfielder Aiden "Walt" Danenza (8g,10a). If this group along with a few five-star freshmen incoming can piece together what they've been trying to do the last few years on offense they will be one of the best in college. The key to their success is getting the ball into Brennan O'Neil's stick and developing him as a passer. They bring back Jake Naso for face-offs, guys an absolute savage, Tyler Carpenter at lsm, an absolute vacuum when it comes to ground balls, and solid short-stick defensive midfielders with Jake Caputo and Garrett Leadmon. A strong Defensive unit of Wilson Stevenson, Kenny Brower, and Keith Boyer along with Cole Krauss and freshman Charlie Johnson, I'm excited to see what DC Ron Caputo can cook up with this group this season. This team just has too many 5 stars on it and given they've had time to develop I would say expect a serious run from the Duke Blue Devils in the next two years, guys have been tearing up the weights, and making sure they are getting after it at the bars. These guys know how to get weird and hopefully they can get after it on the field this year.