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Devon

Russell

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Defense
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Chester, N.J.
High School: West Morris Mendham

Bio

Career Statistics

Career: Three-year starter on defense, playing in 69 career contests and starting 39 … Totaled 29 ground balls, eight draw controls and 14 caused turnovers to along with one assist … Member of two Duke teams that reached the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals, including the 2015 national semifinalist squad … Two-time IWLCA Academic Honor Roll selection and four-year member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2017: Started 16 of 17 contests … Amassed 14 ground balls, four draw controls and seven caused turnovers as a member of the Blue Devils’ veteran defensive unit … Registered the first assist of her career in a win over Navy (2/12) … Also turned in a career-best two caused turnovers against the Mids … Picked up multiple ground balls three times on the season … Named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2016: Appeared in all 20 contests, starting nine on defense … Recorded six ground balls and four caused turnovers … Veteran member of a defensive unit that compiled an 8.60 goals against average to rank fourth in the ACC … Defense kept opponents off the board for stretches of 15 minutes or more in 14 of 20 contests … Picked up two ground balls at Columbia (3/16) … Notched two ground balls and a caused turnover in two NCAA Tournament contests … IWLCA Academic Honor Roll and ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2015: Played in 19 games with 12 starts during the Blue Devils’ run to the NCAA semifinals … Tallied six ground balls, three draw controls and two caused turnovers … … Helped the defensive unit rank second in the ACC with an 8.0 goals against average … Notched a ground ball and a caused turnover against Georgetown (3/11) … ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

2014: Appeared in 13 games on defense as a freshman while earning starts against Virginia (3/22) and High Point (4/2) … Registered three ground balls, one draw control and one caused turnover … Picked up a season-high two ground balls against Davidson (3/13) … Posted a draw control and a caused turnover at Virginia Tech (3/9) … ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: Lettered four seasons for Jessica Grom Shoulberg at West Morris Mendham … 2013 US Lacrosse Academic All-American … Tallied a career-high 26 goals as a senior to earn second team all-country and all-conference recognition … Led Mendham to the Morris County championship as a sophomore while guiding the squad to the county finals and the New Jersey Group III finals all four years … Also helped her team win four sectional titles and earn a top-10 ranking in the state and a spot in the national rankings each year … Finished her prep career with 45 goals … Competed on the Steps Elite Lacrosse Club team … Lettered three years in soccer, garnering honorable mention all-county and all-conference accolades … Also competed in basketball and indoor track and field … Four-year member of the High Honor Roll.

Personal: Born Devon Alexandra Russell on Feb. 27, 1995 in Summit, N.J. … Daughter of Brice and Denise Russell … Has one brother, Ethan, and one sister, Paige … Twin sister, Paige, is also a member of the Duke women’s lacrosse team ... Majoring in visual media studies.

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