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Michelle

Staggers

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Defense
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
City/State: Stafford, Va.
High School: Virginia Episcopal School

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2018 (Stats): Returned from injury for the Louisville contest (3/10) and started 10 of 11 games on the season ... Recorded seven ground balls, six caused turnovers and two draw controls ... Picked up two ground balls against No. 9 Virginia (3/24) ... Had two ground balls, a draw control and a caused turnover at No. 24 High Point (4/9) ... Registered a career-best three caused turnovers against No. 22 Virginia Tech in the ACC quarterfinals ... Named a semifinalist for the 2018 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award, which honors undergraduate students who have excelled in the classroom as well as on the athletic field ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2017 (Stats): Took the field in 13 contests, starting seven despite missing time due to injury … Registered four ground balls, four draw controls and six caused turnovers … Turned in two draw controls and two caused turnovers at No. 12 Penn (3/18) … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2016 (Stats): Played in 18 games as a rookie, starting 17 on defense … Totaled 10 ground balls, five draw controls and nine caused turnovers … Picked up two ground balls at Navy (2/12) … Registered two caused turnovers against Virginia in the ACC Tournament (4/28) … ACC Academic Honor Roll … Over the summer, participated in the Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program, a collaborative service initiative between Duke and Stanford ... As a member of the inaugural ACE class, traveled to India to assist in teaching and coaching youth, with a focus on educational and leadership development through sports, English lessons and computer classes.

Prior to Duke: Two-time first team all-state selection at Virginia Episcopal School … Earned first team All-Valley recognition as a junior after recording 34 goals and 32 assists in 10 games … Tabbed to the Richmond All-Star team her sophomore season … Three-time varsity captain, guiding her squad to the state semifinals her final year … Played one year of club lacrosse at Stafford as a sophomore before enrolling at Virginia Episcopal School for her junior and senior years … Participant in the Brine National Tournament … Recipient of the William Swan Formwalt ’32 Athletic Award, given to the top female athlete … Also received the Thomas Moore Carruthers ’20 Memorial Athletic Award as the top scholar athlete … Tabbed an Academic All-American as a junior and senior … Also lettered three years in basketball and two years in field hockey … Helped her basketball team claim the state title while earning second team all-conference recognition as a senior … Member of the National Honor Society, A Honor Roll and the Cum Laude Society … AP Scholar.

Personal: Born Michelle Lynne Staggers Aug. 20, 1997 in Washington, D.C. … Daughter of Erica and Eric Staggers … Has seven siblings (Nathan, Ashley, Aaron, Joshua, Daniel, Joseph and Rachel) … Uncle, Eric Skeeters, served as an assistant basketball coach at George Mason (2009-13) in addition to stops at South Florida, Towson, Virginia Tech, Youngstown State and his alma mater, Coppin State … Father coaches youth basketball, football and lacrosse. 

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