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Maddy Acton
Player Profile:
Maddy Acton 824281
Position: Midfield
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
City/State: Sudbury, Mass.
High School: Lincoln Sudbury

Career Statistics

Career: Concluded her career ranked 24th at Duke in career goals (81) and 26th in career points (98) … Also tied for 20th on the program’s career charts in free position goals (11) … Tallied 17 assists, five game-winning goals, 37 ground balls, 31 draw controls and 17 caused turnovers over four seasons … Took the field 80 contests, making 28 starts in the midfield … The 80 games played tied for the 10th most in program history … Guided Duke to the 2015 NCAA semifinals and two trips to the national quarterfinals … Two-time All-ACC Academic selection and four-year member of ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

2016: Second team IWLCA All-South Region choice in the midfield as a senior … Ranked third on the team in goals (31) and fourth in points (36) … Also among the team’s leaders in shots on goal percentage (.727) … Recorded five assists, 13 ground balls, five draw controls and eight caused turnovers to go with the career-best 31 goals … Totaled four hat tricks on the season, including a career-best six-goal effort at No. 4 Syracuse (4/3) … Notched a hat trick against Loyola in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (5/13) … Tallied a goal in eight of the team’s final nine contests … Tewaaraton Award Watch List … All-ACC Academic Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll … Following graduation, joined the Boston Storm of the United Women’s Lacrosse League (UWLX) for the league’s inaugural season. 

2015: Played in all 21 contests during Duke’s run to the NCAA semifinals … Totaled 19 goals and four assists for 23 points … Notched an 81.0 shots on goal percentage for the season while also adding 12 ground balls, five draw controls and three caused turnovers … Turned in the first hat trick of her career in an ACC quarterfinal victory over No. 11 Louisville (4/23) … Had six multiple-goal games on the season … Recorded a free position goal, two ground balls and a caused turnover in the Blue Devils’ NCAA second round win over Southern California (5/10) … ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

2014: Saw the field in all 19 contests, recording 17 points on 13 goals and four assists … Reached double figures in draw controls with 10 … Notched multiple goals against Maryland (3/1) and Davidson (3/13) … Registered an assist against Maryland in the NCAA quarterfinals (5/15) … Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

2013: Appeared in all 20 contests while earning eight starts her freshman season … Entered the starting lineup Apr. 17 against Davidson and notched seven goals and one assist the rest of the way … Totaled 18 goals and three assists for 21 points on the spring … Also picked up eight ground balls and corralled 11 draw controls … Named the Rookie of the Week May 13 after tallying the gamewinner in a 10-9 double overtime victory over Princeton in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … Recorded five multiple-goal games … Earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

Prior to Duke: Lettered four seasons under Deb Dejesus at Lincoln Sudbury Regional ... Two-time Under Armour and US Lacrosse All-American ... Member of the U.S. under-19 women's national team that won gold at the 2011 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship ... Named to ESPN Boston's MIAA all-state team as a senior ... Led Lincoln Sudbury to the state semifinals as a junior and senior ... Voted best player in the dual county during her junior and senior seasons ... Four-time dual county league all-star ... Recorded career totals of 264 goals, 148 assists and 281 ground balls during her prep career while notching career-bests of 100 goals and 60 assists as a senior ... Competed in the 2012 Champion All-American Showcase during the summer of 2012, scoring eight goals over four games while leading her squad to the showcase title ... Listed among the top 25 rising freshmen by Inside Lacrosse ... Played club lacrosse for Revolution ... Also lettered four years in soccer, earning All-New England recognition as a junior and senior and all-state honors all four years ... Led her team in scoring during her junior and senior seasons ... Also lettered four years in indoor track ... Member of the distance relay team that placed sixth at indoor nationals ... Earned All-America distinction as a junior ... Member of the Cum Laude Society.

Personal: Madison Emily Acton ... Daughter of Edward and Cheryl Acton ... Has one brother, Devin ... Father played two seasons of football and lacrosse at Springfield College and played one season of lacrosse at UMass (1984) ... Brother (‘14) was an attacker on the men’s lacrosse team at Amherst ... Majoring in psychology.

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