2016: Played in all 20 contests during her lone season in Durham, starting seven on the back line … Earned first start in a Blue Devil uniform Oct. 14 at Wake Forest … Helped hold Duke's opponents to just two goals in first four contests after joining starting lineup, including two shutouts ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to Duke: Competed in the England Hockey Ladies Conference League for three years with Durham University ... Member of England's U16 national team ... Competed regionally with Midlands U16, U17 and U18 squads ... Represented Olton and West Warwickshire Ladies Hockey Club in the England Hockey National Premier League (2011-13) while in high school ... Also competed in netball and track and field in high school ... Captain of her school's track and field team in 2013 ... Set school records in the 100m, 200m and shotput.
Personal: Born Francesca Ruffell March 11, 1995 in London ... Daughter of Julia and Miles Ruffell ... Has three siblings (Isabella, Harry and Freddie) ... Enrolled in Duke's Fuqua School of Business.