Duke Men's Lacrosse BIO
25 Zack Greer
Preseason First Team All-America choice ... national player and attackman of the year candidate ... nation's active leader in goals scored with 141 in 48 career games, good for a per game average of 2.94 goals ... career goals per game average ranks 13th on the NCAA's all-time chart ... tabbed the fifth-best attackman in the country by Inside Lacrosse magazine ... voted team captain along with Matt Danowski and Brad Ross ... begins the year needing four goals to move into a tie for 25th place on the NCAA's all-time chart ... owns the third and 15th all-time single-season goal totals in NCAA history with 57 in 2005 and 67 in 2007 .... led the nation in goals scored in both 2005 and 2007 ... one of two players in NCAA history to register multiple single-season goal-scoring totals of 55+, joining Cornell's Mike French, who accomplished the feat three times in 1974, 1975 and 1976 ... returning two-time All-America, two-time All-ACC, two-time ACC All-Tournament and two-time NCAA All-Tournament selection ... owns the Duke and ACC single-season standard for goals in a season with 67 in 2007 ... owns the NCAA record for goals scored by a freshman with 57 in 2005 ... on Duke's all-time charts, ranks tied for eighth in total points and fourth in goals ... ranks ninth on the ACC's all-time goals scored list ... sits 52 goals shy of the ACC all-time goals scored record of 193 held by N.C. State's Stan Cockerton ... owns career per game averages of 2.94 goals, 1.02 assists and 3.96 points ... has scored at least one goal in 43-of-48 games with Duke compiling a 39-4 ledger in games when Greer scores ... has scored three or more goals in 27 contests, with the Blue Devils posting a 27-0 ledger in those games ... in NCAA Tournament action, holds Duke records for goals in a game (7 vs. North Carolina, 2007), goals in a tournament (16 in 2007), goals in a career (26), career games with two or more goals (6) and career games with three or more goals (6) ... has helped Duke to a three-year record of 40-8 with 22 wins over opponents ranked in the top 20 and an 11-2 ledger against ACC opponents ... begins final season with a career shooting percentage of .490 (141-of-288) ... combines with Matt Danowski to form the nation's most prolific goal-scoring tandem with a career combined average of 5.06 goals per contest ... ACC Academic Honor Roll selection.
2007: USILA First Team All-America selection ... All-ACC pick ... ACC All-Tournament choice ... NCAA All-Tournament honoree ... paced the country in goals with an ACC single-season record 67 tallies, marking the third-highest single-season total in NCAA history behind only Jon Reese of Yale (82 in 1990) and Gary Gait of Syracuse (70 in 1988) ... registered 94 total points to post the third-highest single-season total in league history and the 17th-best single-season total in NCAA history ... became just the second player in ACC history to record two seasons with 50+ goals, joining Doug Knight of Virginia ... in the ACC, ranked first in goals scored, first in goals per game (3.35), first in game-winning goals (6), second in points, second in points per game (4.70), second in assists (27) and sixth in assists per game (1.35) ... nationally, ranked first in goals, first in goals per game, tied for eighth in assists and 31st in assists per game ... led Duke in goals scored for the third consecutive campaign ... compiled 20 points in four NCAA Tournament games to match the seventh-best single-tournament total in NCAA history ... paired with Matt Danowski to register 44 combined points in the NCAA Tournament to establish a new tournament record, eclipsing the previous mark of 43 set by Gary Gait (23) and Tom Marechek (20) of Syracuse in 1990 ... with Danowski and Ned Crotty (12), combined for the second-highest single-tournament scoring trio with 56 points, trailing only the group of Gait, Marechek and Greg Burns (16) of Syracuse in 1990 ... paired with Danowski to form the nation's most prolific scoring tandem with a combined 190 points ... the 190 combined points established a new ACC record, surpassing the previous mark held by Michael Watson and Doug Knight of Virginia (161 in 1996), and ranks second in NCAA history behind the record of 193 points set by Cornell's Mike French and Eamon McEneaney in 1975 ... scored at least one goal in 18-of-20 games ... carded at least three goals in 12 contests ... tossed in five or more goals in eight tilts ... named the ACC Player of the Week after guiding Duke to season-opening wins over Dartmouth (2/24) and Denver (2/25) with a two-game total of eight goals and five assists ... logged game-winning goals in both ACC Tournament wins versus North Carolina (4/27) and Virginia (4/29) ... matched career-high of seven goals versus both St. Joseph's (3/6) and North Carolina (5/20) ... seven-goal performance against the Tar Heels helped Duke overcome a 6-1 deficit en route to a 19-11 victory in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals ... six days later, capped off a four-goal outing with the game-winning tally with just three seconds remaining in the fourth quarter as the Blue Devils defeated top-ranked and previously undefeated Cornell (5/26) in the national semifinals ... credited with 59 ground balls.
2006: Started all eight games while leading Duke in goals scored for the second straight season with 17 ... was tied for second on the squad with 24 total points ... scored a season-best four goals against Villanova (2/25) ... posted three goals against both Butler (2/18) and Holy Cross (3/7) ... credited with the game-winning goal in Duke's victory over Bellarmine (2/28) ... had at least two total points in all eight games ... picked up 25 ground balls - fourth-most on the squad.
2005: USILA Third Team All-America pick after establishing an NCAA freshman record with 57 goals ... led the nation in goals scored ... National Rookie of the Year choice by Inside Lacrosse magazine ... unanimous pick for the ACC Rookie of the Year honors as selected by the league's head coaches ... joined Virginia's Joe Yevoli (2002) as the only players in ACC history to lead the conference in goals scored while winning the Rookie of the Year award ... lone freshman chosen to the All-ACC unit ... earned a spot on the ACC All-Tournament Team ... goal total of 57 established school and ACC single-season records and stands as the 11th highest total in NCAA history ... the 57 goals also marked the most in a season since Yale's Jon Reese set the national record of 82 during the 1990 campaign, and is the highest total by a freshman in NCAA history ... paired with Matt Danowski (50) to become the second pair of teammates in NCAA history to score 50 or more goals in the same season, joining Mike French (63) and Jon Levine (50) of Cornell (1975) ... together with Danowski (92) and Dan Flannery (72) became just the second group of three teammates in NCAA history to register 70 or more points in a season, joining Virginia's 1996 trio of Doug Knight (86), Michael Watson (75) and Tim Whiteley (73) ... with 236 points, the Danowski-Flannery-Greer combination recorded the fourth highest total among three teammates in NCAA history ... closed the year with 72 total points on 57 goals and 15 assists ... ranked tied for third nationally in total points ... in the ACC, ranked first in goals per game (2.85) and fourth in points per game (3.60) ... had 57 goals on just 116 shots for an impressive .491 shooting percentage ... started all 20 games ... scored a career-high seven goals in just his third game, a Duke win over VMI (3/1) ... had a five-goal performance versus Penn State (3/8) ... enjoyed the NCAA Tournament with 10 goals and four assists including a four-goal outing against Maryland (5/28) in the national semifinals ... other four-goal games came against Butler (2/19), Ohio State (4/2) and Virginia (4/16) ... helped produce the third most prolific scoring trio in NCAA Tournament play, combining with Danowski (21) and Flannery (19) to amass 54 points, a total that ranks behind Syracuse's 1990 group of Gary Gait (23), Tom Marechek (20) and Greg Burns (16) that posted 59 points ... helped a Duke offense that paced the country in scoring by averaging 13.4 goals per game while setting a new NCAA Tournament scoring record with 60 goals ... had 12 games with three or more goals ... produced game-winning goals in wins over VMI, Maryland (3/5), North Carolina (4/29) and Cornell (5/22) ... carded 44 ground balls.
2003 ILF U-19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: In the summer of 2003, led Canada to the championship game at the International Lacrosse Federation Under-19 World Championships in Baltimore ... scored three goals in the finals ... in six games, scored 16 goals and added one assist and earned a spot on the ILF All-World Team.
Prep: In 40 games with the Whitby Warriors of the Ontario Lacrosse Association, scored 72 goals with 72 assists ... named team MVP ... also earned the league's playoff MVP honor ... drafted by the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League.
Personal: Son of Irene and the late Dan Greer ... brother, Bill, is in his second season playing with the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League after spending time with the Anaheim, Arizona and Columbus organizations ... Bill helped Rochester capture the NLL Championship on May 12, 2007 ... sister, Kalley, played hockey and lacrosse at Hamilton College ... born February 12, 1986.