Sept. 8, 2008
Boston, Mass. - Former Stony Brook University men's lacrosse standout Rhys Duch, `08 (Victoria, British Columbia) was the third overall pick in the National Lacrosse League 2008 Entry Draft held this past weekend in Boston. Duch was taken with the third overall pick by the San Jose Stealth, which finished with a 9-7 regular season record in 2008 and tied for the top spot in the West Division of the final NLL standings. Duch was one of 76 players drafted over six rounds.
Duch finished his Stony Brook career in 2008 when he had an outstanding season, leading the team in assists (28) and finishing third in points (41). A second team All-America East and Academic All-America East selection in 2008, Duch was a three-time all-conference player during his career with the Seawolves. He finished fifth in the nation in 2008 with a 2.0 assists per game average and currently ranks 16th in goals (56), 10th in assists (50) and fourth in points (154) for a career at Stony Brook.