Duke Women's Lacrosse BIO
26 Kelci Smesko
2014: Saw the field in all 19 games as a sophomore, starting 16 at attack … Ranked fifth on the team with 25 goals … Her 13 assists tied for second on the squad and ranked 21st in the ACC … Topped the 35-point mark for the second consecutive season … Compiled a .543 shot percentage to rank third among Duke’s starters … Notched five hat tricks and two multiple-assist games … Scored four goals against Georgetown (3/5) and Boston College (4/5) … Matched a career-high with three assists against Jacksonville (3/16) … Posted three caused turnovers against Northwestern (2/22) and Virginia (3/22) … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2013: The only freshman to start every game for Duke in 2013 … Ranked fifth in program history for single-season points (48), goals (30) and assists (18) by a Blue Devil rookie … Came in second on the team in assists as well as third in points and fourth in goals … Finished the season among the top 10 in the ACC in assists per game with a 0.90 average … Had eight multiple-goal games with a four-goal outing against Boston University (May 5) … Tabbed the ACC Offensive Player of the Week May 7 after totaling seven points (4g, 3a) in the win over the Terriers ... Dished three assists on three occasions … Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to Duke: Lettered four seasons at Ridgewood ... Two-time US Lacrosse All-American ... Also named an Under Armour All-American as a senior ... Listed the No. 5 player in Inside Lacrosse's rankings of the top 25 incoming freshmen ... Ridgewood's all-time leading goal and point scorer after closing out her career with 293 goals, 110 assists, 102 ground balls and 112 draw controls ... Tabbed the North New Jersey Player of the Year in each of her final two seasons ... Twice named to the all-state and all-county teams ... Led Ridgewood to consecutive state titles during her sophomore and junior seasons ... Voted team MVP as a junior ... Collected New Jersey Under Armour Underclass All-America recognition as a junior ... Competed in the 2012 Champion All-American Showcase during the summer of 2012, tallying 11 goals and one assist over four games while leading her squad to the showcase title ... Twice named a US Lacrosse Academic All-American ... Also lettered four years in basketball, earning first team all-league honors for three seasons ... Totaled 1,158 career points on the basketball court ... Member of the National Latin Honor Society ... Graduated with high honors.
Personal: Kelci Rae Smesko ... Daughter of Ray and Trish Smesko ... Has two sisters, Katie and Claire.