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Duke Lacrosse to be Honored at White House on Sept. 13

DURHAM, N.C.— At a reception at the White House on Sept. 13, President Barack Obama will honor student-athletes from across the NCAA, including members of Duke’s men’s lacrosse team. The President will welcome student-athletes from dozens of schools and various sports to congratulate them on their accomplishments in the classroom as well as on and off the playing field. Keep Reading…

DURHAM, N.C.— At a reception at the White House on Sept. 13, President Barack Obama will honor student-athletes from across the NCAA, including members of Duke’s men’s lacrosse team.

The President will welcome student-athletes from dozens of schools and various sports to congratulate them on their accomplishments in the classroom as well as on and off the playing field. In association with this event, various championship teams and players will be recognized for their efforts to give back to their communities, continuing an effort begun by President Obama of sports champions being commended for service as part of a White House visit.

The Blue Devils captured their first NCAA Championship on May 31 with a 6-5 overtime victory over Notre Dame. The national title was the second for the Blue Devils in 2010 – the men’s basketball program won its fourth title in April. It was the first time in school history that multiple Duke teams have won a NCAA Championship in a single year.

Duke owns 12 national titles in five sports, (men’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s golf and women’s tennis) in school history.

In 2009, Adam O’Neill, Harry Alford and Thomas Alford launched Lacrosse Playground as the preeminent site for lacrosse gearheads. For years Lacrosse Playground provided lacrosse fans with tutorials and tips on how to string a lacrosse head, up-close looks at the gear the top players used and sneak peeks at equipment and uniforms before they were released. More than 10 years and millions of visits later, Lacrosse Playground has relaunched with a focus on storytelling. Our mission is to provide comprehensive coverage of the latest lacrosse news, share insights into the sports betting and fantasy lacrosse world and showcase the lifestyles and personalities of the sport of lacrosse through articles, videos and podcasts.

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