DURHAM, N.C. – Duke women’s lacrosse head coach Kerstin Kimel welcomed the addition of 11 players to the Blue Devil program this fall, with 10 freshmen and one transfer student joining the squad for the 2014 campaign.
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Prior to Duke: A product of Summit, N.J., Humphrey garnered All-America honors from US Lacrosse as a senior after tallying 54 goals, nine assists, 54 draw controls, 36 ground balls and 24 caused turnovers this past spring. She was a second team all-league selection her junior year and posted career totals of 87 goals, 11 assists, 84 draw controls, 66 ground balls and 43 caused turnovers. Humphrey also was a two-time member of the US Lacrosse Academic All-American squad during her prep career.
When did you start playing lacrosse?
SH: I started playing lacrosse in 4th grade in my town with the Summit Lacrosse Club. I began to really like lacrosse and take it seriously in 8th grade after making the 8th grade select team. I joined STEPS that summer and made varsity the following spring as a freshman. Since then I’ve done camps, clinics, tournaments and teams to improve my game.
Why did you choose Duke?
SH: I chose Duke because not only are the academics and athletics unbelievable, but because I couldn’t imagine my college self going anywhere else. My gut told me Duke.
What is your favorite lacrosse memory?
SH: After three years of losing to Chatham in the sectional final, the 2013 season we finally beat them, advancing to the Group 2 final (which we also won!).
What are your goals for your collegiate career?
SH: In college I want to do my part as a team player, whatever that may be, to win. I hope I can contribute on and off the field as an advocate and motivator for the lacrosse program.
Who has had the biggest impact on your life and why?
SH: My mom has impacted me in more ways than I can count. Despite how well or how poorly I play, she is always there for me. She’s taught me that in life success will come as long as I am my own biggest cheerleader and anything worth having is worth working for.
Favorite athlete: Mia Hamm and Alex Morgan
Hobbies: Go for runs, hang out with my family and friends, cook/bake
Favorite movie: Bridesmaids
Favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy, Nashville, Lost
Favorite book: The Help
Favorite musician: The Cab, Vampire Weekend
If you were to play another sport, what would it be? Soccer
Best advice you’ve received: “Do what you love.”
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I hope to be doing something I love every day, though I’m not sure exactly what that will be.
To be a part of the Duke women’s lacrosse program is … an honor and a privilege.