Duke Women's Lacrosse BIO
6 Brigid Smith
Career: Concluded her career ranked 20th at Duke in career goals (84) and 21st in career points (113) … Reached the century mark in points as a senior, becoming the 23rd player in program history to achieve the milestone … Also tallied 29 assists, four game-winning goals, 39 ground balls, 20 draw controls and 20 caused turnovers over her four seasons … Took the field in 61 contests, making 41 starts on attack … Guided Duke to four consecutive NCAA quarterfinals appearances, including a trip to the national semifinals her senior year … Two-time All-ACC Academic Team selection and four-year member of ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2015: Started all 21 games on attack as Duke advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the first time since 2011 … Led the Blue Devils in hat tricks (7) and shot percentage (.600) while ranking second on the squad in points (58), goals (39) and free position goals (9) … Recorded career highs in nearly every statistical category as a senior, topping the 50-point mark for the first time in her career … Concluded the spring ranked among the top 15 players in the ACC in points, goals and assists … Helped the Blue Devils rank second in the conference and 14th in the country in assists per game … Opened the season with at least one point in nine consecutive contests … Tallied career-high six points on four goals and two assists in a 17-3 victory over No. 16 Notre Dame (3/1) … Also picked up a career-best five ground balls against the Irish … Added four-goal performances in wins at Georgetown (3/11) and No. 3 Boston College (4/4) … Dished four assists twice on the season, including in an ACC Tournament quarterfinal matchup with Louisville (4/23) … Reached the 100-point milestone for her career in the win over the Cardinals, becoming the 23rd player in program history to achieve the milestone … Totaled five goals, two assists, two ground balls and one caused turnover in Duke’s three NCAA Tournament contests … Named to theIWLCA Academic Honor Roll, All-ACC Academic Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2014: Appeared in 18 of Duke’s 19 contests as a junior with eight starts … Posted a career-best 25 points on 19 goals and six assists … Ranked third on the team with three free position goals … Also tallied 10 ground balls, three draw controls and seven caused turnovers … Totaled six multiple-goal outings for the spring … Dished a career-high two assists in a 14-11 victory over Louisville (2/9) … Recorded a hat trick in the NCAA quarterfinals against Maryland (5/15) … Also won a career-best two draw controls in that contest … Notched at least one point in all three of the Blue Devils’ NCAA Tournament games … Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2013: Started 12 games at attack before missing the rest of the season due to injury … Tied for fifth on the squad in goals (20) and points (24) … Ranked second in free position goals with nine … Tallied a career-high four goals against Richmond (Feb. 15) … Recorded hat tricks against Presbyterian (Feb. 10), Richmond and Dartmouth (March 17) … Earned spots on the All-ACC Academic Team and the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2012: Played in 10 games as a rookie, totaling six goals on nine shots (.667) ... Scored two goals while registering one ground ball, one draw control and one caused turnover in her first collegiate game against Bucknell (Feb. 4) ... Also netted goals against Virginia Tech and High Point, as well as against No. 10 Virginia in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to Duke: Lettered four seasons at Our Lady of Good Counsel, leading team to four league championships ... Four-time WCAC All-Conference selection and three-time first team All-Gazette pick ... Amassed 194 goals and 153 assists during career and led team in points as a sophomore, junior and senior ... As a senior, served as team captain, garnering Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year, Under Armour All-America and Academic All-America honors ... Member of the MnD Lax Club 2011 Black ... Named to the U.S. U-19 national team roster, traveling to Hannover, Germany for the 2011 FIL World Championship ... Also participated in field hockey, basketball and indoor track & field ... Two-time WCAC All-Conference selection in field hockey ... In 2007, led team to WCAC Championship in field hockey and earned rookie of the year honors ... National Honor Society member and Key Club officer.
Personal: Brigid Murphy Smith ... Daughter of Kerry and Paul Smith ... Has two siblings - PJ and Quinn ... Aunt Sue Nolan played lacrosse at Loyola ... Cousins Laura Nolan, Mickey Hofmeister, Dan Hofmeister and Steve Hofmeister currently play collegiate lacrosse ... Cousin Chris Smith graduated from Duke ('08).