Duke Women's Lacrosse BIO
25 Kelsey Duryea
2014: Went 11-8 in the cage as a sophomore while guiding the Blue Devils to the NCAA quarterfinals … Concluded the season ranked second in the ACC in saves (143) and saves per game (7.42) … Ranked fourth in the conference in save percentage (.433), sixth in goals against average (9.89) and third in ground balls per game (2.53) … Her 48 ground balls for the season led all Blue Devil players … With the defense, held 10 opponents to single-digit scoring … Reached double figures in the saves category five times on the year, including a season-high 13 against ACC opponents Maryland (3/1) and Virginia Tech (3/9) … Reached the 200-save mark for her career against the Hokies, joining Shannon Chaney and Meg Huether as the only goalkeepers in program history to reach the milestone in their second season … Surrendered just six goals in an overtime victory at No. 3 North Carolina (4/16) … Made 11 stops against Notre Dame in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (5/11) … Notched a career-high three caused turnovers at Maryland in the NCAA quarterfinals (5/15) … Tewaaraton Award Watch List … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2013: Selected to the IWLCA All-America second team, becoming the first goalkeeper in program history to receive the honor as a freshman … Also named to the IWLCA All-South Region second team and the All-ACC squad … Made her first appearance in the net Feb. 24 against Maryland and started all 15 contests following that showing … Finished the season ranked fourth nationally in save percentage (.507) and 10th in saves per game (9.00) while leading the ACC in saves (144), saves per game, save percentage and ground balls per game (2.13) … Tabbed the ACC Defensive Player of the Week three times in addition to earning national player of the week recognition from the Baltimore Sun and WomensLax.com … Registered a season-best 15 saves against North Carolina (March 28) and Maryland (May 18), making her one of just four netminders in program history to notch 15 or more saves in a game … Helped the Blue Devil defense finish third in the ACC and 24th nationally, allowing opponents 8.95 goals per game.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner at The Governor's Academy ... ESPN's top-seeded goalie in the 2012 class ... Under Armour and US Lacrosse All-America selection ... One of two goalkeepers selected to the U.S. under-19 women's national team that won gold at the 2011 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championship ... Named one of the top 25 incoming freshmen by Inside Lacrosse ... Two-time New England all-star pick ... Twice earned all-league honors ... Voted team captain as a senior ... Played club lacrosse for Revolution ... Also lettered three seasons in field hockey as a forward ... Helped lead her squad to the Class B NEPSAC title ... Tabbed team captain and MVP as a junior ... Also participated in varsity ice hockey.
Personal: Kelsey Thompson Duryea ... Daughter of Bill and Brenda Duryea ... Has one brother, Will.