Duke honors swimming and diving teams
The Duke men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams celebrated the 2015-16 campaign Friday evening at the program’s annual banquet.
Senior Delaney Lagrew and junior Maddie Rusch were named recipients of the Blue Devil Award, an all-encompassing honor that celebrates excellence and leadership in the pool, in the classroom and in the community. A team captain for the 2015-16 season, Lagrew was also recently honored with one of Duke’s Heidrick Family Postgraduate Scholarships at last week’s Student-Athlete Talent and Recognition Show (STARS). Rusch represented the Blue Devil women at the NCAA Championships for the second time in her career this spring and has served as Duke’s on-campus ambassador for Team IMPACT.
Taking home the Above and Beyond Awards were senior Kiera Molloy and freshman Evan Moretti. Both athletes were recognized for performing above and beyond the expectations of the coaching staff in and out of the pool. Their contributions in training and in competition were considered instrumental to the success of the squads this season.
Both the men’s and women’s teams were represented at the NCAA Championships in 2015-16 and entered the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) national rankings for the first time in program history.
Duke: The Blue Devils enter its 15th ACC Championship title game with a 7-7 overall record. The Blue Devils are 22-19 overall in ACC Tournament games and 0-2 against the Orange.
Elon: A ferocious comeback in the second half fell short for the Phoenix as the team fell at William & Mary, 11-9, at Martin Family Stadium. The maroon and gold trailed by as much as five to start the second half and closed the gap to one before the Tribe held on for the win.
The Phoenix (10-6, 3-3 CAA) outshot the Tribe (7-9, 1-5 CAA), 23-16, claimed a 19-16 advantage in ground balls, won eight draws, had 15 caused turnovers and finished 12-of-16 in clear attempts. Maeve Cowley claimed a team-high three points on the day after two goals and one assist, while Shelby Scanlin and Abby Godfrey each netted two goals. Anna Vitton, Stephanie Asher and Kelli Stack each posted scores as well for the maroon and gold.
Duke: Senior goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea and sophomore midfielder Maddie Crutchfield were among the 25 women’s players named nominees for the 2016 Tewaaraton Award, as announced Friday evening by the Tewaaraton Foundation.
Duryea, who hails from Beverly, Mass., was selected a Tewaaraton nominee for the second consecutive season. She has turned in an outstanding senior campaign, ranking among the nation’s leaders all spring in save percentage (.534).
Campbell: The team scored 10 unanswered goals and defeated Longwood 14-5 Saturday in a Big South Conference women’s lacrosse championship quarterfinal game at Barker-Lane Stadium. Camels finished with eight players in the scoring column led by three goals from Loren Day.
The third-seeded Camels (10-8) held the sixth-seeded Lancers (8-10) without a goal for more than 37 minutes and went on to record the first league tournament victory in the four-year-old program’s history. Campbell is also now guaranteed to finish with an overall winning record for the first time in program history.
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