Duke Field Hockey BIO
4 Grace Christus
2013: Appeared in all 24 games during Duke’s run to the NCAA championship game … Started 23 contests on the season, missing one starting assignment due to injury … Totaled five points on one goal and three assists … Scored her first career goal in the final minute of regulation at Boston College, sending the match to overtime in what would be a Duke victory (Oct. 26) … Had an assist against UMass in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (Nov. 17) … Also registered assists against Radford and Maryland.
2012: Started and saw action in 16 games during her junior season, only missing two contests due to injury ... Tied for second on the squad in assists with five on the season ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2011: Started every game for the Blue Devils for the second consecutive year ... Dished out an assist in Duke’s 5-0 NCAA Tournament win over No. 10 Stanford on Nov. 12 ... Totaled 10 shots for the season, placing four on goal.
2010: Played in and started all 19 games as a rookie ... Picked up her first collegiate point in the season opener with an assist in the Blue Devils’ 3-2 overtime victory against No. 13 Louisville ... Dished out her second assist of the season against Richmond on Sept. 26 ... Recorded the assist on the game-winning goal versus No. 11 Boston University on Oct. 3.
Prior to Duke: First team All-Somerset County in 2008 and 2009 ... First team All-Skyland Conference from 2006-09 ... 2008 and 2009 first team All-North Jersey ... Junior Olympics in 2007 and 2008 ... Member of Futures Elite ... Jersey Intensity Gold medal (Festival 2009, Disney 2010, NIT 2010).
Personal: Born February 27, 1992 ... Daughter of Peter and Ashley Christus ... Has three sisters (Carson, Clayton and Emma) ... Father played football at Villanova University ... Comes from a field hockey family .... Sister Carson played field hockey at Columbia University while sister Clayton plays at Brown University ... Majoring in political science.