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Kelci Smesko
Player Profile:
Kelci Smesko 824279
Position: Attack
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
City/State: Ridgewood, N.J.
High School: Ridgewood

Career Statistics

Career: Started 56 of 59 games played over four seasons … Rounded out career ranked 14th at Duke in assists (51), 17th in goals (98) and 18th in points (149) … Also amassed 31 ground balls, 17 caused turnovers and nine draw controls as well as 17 hat tricks … Helped lead the Blue Devils to the NCAA semifinals in 2015 and quarterfinals appearances in 2013 and 2014 … Team captain as a senior … Four-year member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

2016: Returned from injury to start all 20 games on attack … Totaled a career-high 63 points on 43 goals and 20 assists … Tied for first on the squad in assists while ranking second in points, goals and hat tricks (7) … Paced all starters in shot percentage at .551 … Ranked seventh in the ACC in points per game (3.15) and goals per game (2.15) … Picked up a career-best 16 ground balls to go along with four caused turnovers and two draw controls … Recorded a career-high nine points in a win over Navy Feb. 12 … Tallied career-best six goals in that performance and again in a victory over No. 5 Louisville (3/12) … Accounted for 11 points in Duke’s two NCAA Tournament contests, registering a combined seven goals and four assists … Named the Inside Lacrosse Player of the Week May 19 for her efforts in the postseason … Finished the year with at least one point in all but two contests … Team captain … All-ACC Academic Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

2015: Missed the 2015 campaign due to injury … ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

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 (5/5) … 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 ... Sister, Katie, plays lacrosse at Michigan ... Majoring in sociology.

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