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22 Molly Quirke


Career Statistics

Career: Started 64 of 70 contests over her four years … Amassed 58 goals and 21 assists for 79 points … Also recorded 77 ground balls, 31 draw controls and 36 caused turnovers as a four-year member of the Duke midfield … Concluded her career ranked 26th in program history in points, 25th in goals and tied for 24th in assists … Missed the second half of her senior campaign due to injury … Team captain as a senior (2014) … Guided Duke to four consecutive NCAA quarterfinals appearances, including a trip to the national semifinals in 2011  ... Three-time All-ACC Academic Team selection and four-year member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll … Also named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll her final year. 

2014: Played in 11 contests with five starts before missing the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury … Totaled six goals and six assists to go along with 10 ground balls, three draw controls and four caused turnovers … Matched a career-high with a three-assist showing against Virginia (3/22) … Credited with a defensive save against William & Mary (2/16) … Selected a team captain … Named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll and the ACC Academic Honor Roll. 

2013: Started all 20 contests for the Blue Devils in 2013 … Ranked third on the team in ground balls with 25 … Totaled 21 points on 15 goals and six assists while also recording eight draw controls and nine caused turnovers … Posted three multiple-goal games with a hat trick against Maryland in the NCAA Quarterfinals (May 18) … Also added an assist against the Terrapins to finish with four points … Earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the third straight year.

2012: Started all 19 games as a sophomore ... Ranked fifth on the team with 20 ground balls ... totaled 23 goals and six assists for 29 points on the season, setting new career highs in all three categories ... Recorded seven multi-goal games ... Scored a career-best five goals against William & Mary (Feb. 8) ... Finished with one goal, one assist and one groundball in a 10-9 win over No. 2 Maryland (Feb. 25) ... Dished a career-high two assists at Princeton (March 3) ... Scored twice in Duke's 11-9 victory over No. 10 Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Named to the All-ACC Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2011: The only freshman to start every game for the Blue Devils in 2011 ... Totaled 17 points on 14 goals and three assists for the season ... Collected 22 ground balls, 14 caused turnovers and 12 draw controls in her freshman campaign as well ... Registerd her first collegiate points against Vanderbilt (March 9), netting a hat trick in the game ... Also caused a season-high four turnovers in the game against the Commodores ... Added multiple-goal games against Virginia Tech, Saint Mary's and Pennsylvania ... Tallied the gamewinner against Florida in the NCAA quarterfinals, breaking a 9-9 tie late in the second half ... Earned All-ACC Academic team honors ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Duke: Four-year starter at New Trier … Served as team captain in 2010 … Three-time all-conference and all-state pick … Earned USL All-America honors in 2009 and 2010 … Tabbed USL Academic All-America as a junior and senior … Earned Under Armour Al-America status ... 2009 team MVP … Played for the Great Lakes National Team … Led New Trier to 2008 state championship ... Also lettered in basketball, serving as team captain her senior season … Garnered all-conference, all-state and Sun Times Defensive Player of the Year honors in basketball … Named to school’s Honor Roll from 2006-09 … Spanish Honor Society member … Illinois State Scholar.

Personal: Molly Ann Quirke ... Daughter of Barry and Mary Quirke … Has five brothers (Patrick, Brian, Michael, Jamie and Shane) … Majoring in Public Policy.

Position: Midfield
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
City/State: Wilmette, Ill.
High School: New Trier
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