Duke duo earns lacrosse honors
It is a Duke sweep of ACC women’s lacrosse weekly honors as sophomore midfielder Maddie Crutchfield has been named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week and senior goalie Kelsey Duryea is the ACC Defensive Player of the Week.
Crutchfield turned in a career-high performance in Saturday’s upset of No. 5 Louisville. She broke a program record with six assists in the win and added three goals for a career-best nine points. She also led Duke at the draw with a career-high four draw controls. Crutchfield secured her second hat trick of the season and tallied four of her nine points in the first half to pace the Blue Devils to a 9-1 lead at intermission.
Duryea notched her third double-digit save performance of the season in the 16-5 victory over the fifth-ranked Cardinals. The five goals allowed were the second-lowest total surrendered by Duryea and the Blue Devils’ defense on the season. Duryea and the defensive unit also kept Louisville off the board for 27 minutes, allowing the attack to take off on a 9-0 run that put the score at 11-1 early in the second half.
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Duke: Six Blue Devils earned invitations to the NCAA Fencing Championships, scheduled for March 24-27 on the campus of Brandeis University.
Campbell: The Camels began spring practice Tuesday with the first of 14 sessions, concluding with their annual spring game on April 18.
Duke: Sophomore Leona Maguire has been named the ACC Women’s Co-Golfer of the Month for February. Maguire shared the honor along with Florida State’s Kim Metraux.
N.C. State: Six gymnasts were selected to the EAGL teams for the 2016 season. The Wolfpack collected 10 mentions in all four rotations as well as two in the all-around competition, giving the team a total of 12.
Duke: Myles Jones and Kyle Rowe were named the ACC Men’s Lacrosse Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. This is Jones’ first weekly award of the season and Rowe’s second. Jones and Rowe helped lead the Blue Devils to a 1-1 week, including a commanding 15-6 victory over No. 9 Loyola this past Saturday.
Duke: The Blue Devils moved up to No. 13 in this week’s IWLCA Coaches Poll with a 5-4 record and a 2-0 mark in ACC play.
Swimming and Diving
N.C. State: The team is set to take its 14 members who earned qualifying spots in the NCAA women’s swimming and diving championship to Atlanta.
Duke: The Blue Devils will be represented at the women’s swimming and diving championship for the fourth consecutive season and ninth time overall.
UNC: The team won a pair of matches on Tuesday over Denison and Navy to improve its record to 17-2 on the season.