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21 Tara Stokes


Career Statistics

Career: Took the field in 34 contests with two starts during her career … Both starting assignments came in the postseason during her junior year (2013) … Recorded one assist, 14 ground balls, three draw controls and 10 caused turnovers over her four seasons … Two-time IWLCA Academic Honor Roll selection and four-year member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

2014: Competed in 16 of 19 contests as a senior … Finished the spring with three caused turnovers, one ground ball and one draw control … Registered a draw control and a caused turnover against Elon in the season opener (2/7) … Also had a caused turnover against Maryland in the NCAA quarterfinals (5/15) … Selected to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll for the second-straight season … Also appeared on the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

2013: Took the field in 12 games, earning starts against Princeton and Maryland in the NCAA Tournament … Totaled 11 ground balls, two draw controls and six caused turnovers … Shined during the postseason, picking up a career-high four ground balls against Virginia in the ACC Tournament (Apr. 25) and registering a career-best three caused turnovers against Maryland in the NCAA Tournament (May 18) … Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2012: Appeared in four games during the 2012 season ... Picked up a ground ball and tallied one caused turnover against Virginia (March 24) ... Earned a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2011: Played in two games as a freshman in 2011, making apperances against Virginia Tech and Saint Mary's ... Recorded first career point with an assists against Saint Mary's on Apr. 17 ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: Four-year starter at The Shipley School … Finished her career as the school’s all-time leader in goals (217) and assists (141) … Served as team captain junior and senior seasons … Three-time team MVP … Earned first team All-Main Line honors from 2008-10 after garnering second team accolades in 2007 … Four-time all-league choice … Led team to league championship in 2007 and league finals in 2009 … Three-time Main Line Athlete of the Week honoree … Played club lacrosse for Phantastix (Purple) Lacrosse Club … Also lettered in soccer and squash … Four-time all-league and three-time All-Main Line pick in soccer … Team MVP and All-Main Line honorable mention choice in squash … AP Scholar … Served on the Student Council as a junior and senior.

Personal: Daughter of Jim and Pat Stokes … Has two sisters, Caroline and Brooke, and one brother, Jake … Father (‘80) was a member of the Georgetown crew team … Sister Caroline (‘10) lettered in crew at Stanford … Sister Brooke (‘11) plays soccer for Bucknell … Majoring in Public Policy with a minor in Economics.

Position: Defense
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
City/State: Gladwyne, Pa.
High School: The Shipley School
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