Duke extends women’s lacrosse coach contract

09/03/2014 9:36 PM

09/03/2014 9:37 PM

Duke women’s lacrosse coach Kerstin Kimel has signed a contract extension through the 2020 season, Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin Whiteas announced Wednesday.

A five-time ACC Coach of the Year, Kimel has led the women’s lacrosse program from its inception in 1996, compiling a record of 241-118 in 19 seasons. She has guided the Blue Devils to 17 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances for the third-longest streak in the nation. During her tenure, Kimel has also directed Duke to six national semifinal appearances, four ACC regular season titles and one ACC tournament championship.

Since Kimel’s arrival in Durham, the program has produced 55 All-America selections, 69 all-region honorees and 59 All-ACC picks, in addition to placing seven players on the U.S. National Team. Under her watch the Blue Devils have also achieved equal success in the classroom, pacing the conference in All-ACC Academic Team selections since the award’s inception in 2006.

Women’s golf

Duke: Golfers Celine Boutier and Gurbani Singh kicked off the Women’s World Amateur Team Championship Wednesday in Karuizawa, Japan.

Boutier led her country of France to a score of four-under-par, 140, and sit third, while Singh and her India squad is tied fourth with a three-under-par, 141, at the Oshitate and Iriyama Courses.

Canada carded a nine-under-par, 135, and leads the field, while the Republic of Korea is second with a 137.

Track and field

Saint Augustine’s: Five track & field/cross country scholar-athletes received their awards for earning national academic honors.

They are Brittany Brown, Taffawee Johnson, John King Jr., Cherrisse Lynch and Fanta Fofana.

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