Duke Women's Lacrosse BIO
19 Rachel Sanford
2006: Selected to IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America first team and Inside Lacrosse second team … placed on All-South first team for second year in a row … All-ACC selection … ACC All Tournament team … nominee and semifinalist for Tewaaraton Trophy … was a starter in all 21 games … fourth-best on team with 37 goals and third-best with 16 assists … led team in ground balls (53), draw controls (45) and caused turnovers (46) … scored three goals or more in seven games … had season best four goals and two assists for six points against Virginia Tech … caused five turnovers versus Richmond … tallied nine goals, six assists, 14 ground balls, 10 draw controls and eight caused turnovers in ACC contests.
2005: Selected to the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-America second team … third team Inside Lacrosse All-America … All-South region first team choice … first team All-ACC pick … named to the ACC All-Tournament team … third on the team with 41 goals … also recorded nine assists for 50 points on the year … led the squad with 56 ground balls, 60 draw controls and 39 caused turnovers … ranked 19th in the nation in draw controls and caused turnovers … scored game-winning goals against Richmond, Vanderbilt, Notre Dame and North Carolina … started in all 21 games with seven free position goals on 14 attempts … scored at least one goal in 18 contests and three or more goals nine times … tallied four goals against Notre Dame and North Carolina … posted one of the best games of her career against Loyola with three goals, six ground balls and five forced turnovers.
2004: Redshirted the 2004 season.
Prep: Member of the U.S. Under-19 World Cup championship team ... two-time US Lacrosse All-America ... four-time first team all-county and all-state selection ...2003 Greenwich Times Athlete of the Year ... all-time leading scorer in school history ... team MVP ... Connecticut Post Player of the Year in 2001 ... club team - CT Lacrosse Futures ... also a standout soccer and hockey player … captain in soccer and lacrosse.
Personal: Born Rachel Minot Sanford on March 25, 1985 in Stamford, Conn. ... daughter of Peter and Tinker Sanford … has one brother, Mac (23) … majoring in sociology with a certificate in markets and management