DURHAM, N.C. – Duke women’s lacrosse head coach Kerstin Kimel and the Blue Devil program welcomed 10 freshmen to Durham ahead of the 2018 campaign. Midfielder Natalie Kahn joins the program from Malvern, Pa.
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Prior to Duke: Kahn completed her prep career under the direction of former Blue Devil standout Kim Wenger at Great Valley. An All-America selection as a senior, Kahn also earned a spot on the Under Armour Underclass All-America Philadelphia team. She was also a three-time all-league honoree in the midfield, earning first team recognition in her final year.
What is your best lacrosse memory?
NK: Beating Conestoga High School to reach District 1 champs my sophomore year.
When did you start playing lacrosse?
NK: I started playing lacrosse when I was in third grade. All I remember was playing in a little league with all my best friends and getting cool jerseys, which were basically just colored t-shirts.
Who has had the largest impact on your life?
NK: My parents had the biggest impact on my life because they provided endless support and love for me even when I might have not been the easiest of teens to deal with. They also taught me numerous lessons about life and happiness that made me into the person I am today.
Why did you choose Duke?
NK: Duke is a highly esteemed school in both athletics and academics. I have dreamed of attending Duke for many years and have wanted to be a part of the Crazies for a long time.
What are your goals for your collegiate career?
NK: - Earn playing time
- Push myself in all aspects (Lax and academics)
- Manage my time wisely
- Learn to live independently
- Make lifelong friends
- Have fun
Favorite athlete: Darren Sproles
Hobbies: Play the ukulele, frequently attend live theatre, tubing, listening to some cool jams, volunteer
Favorite movie: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Favorite TV show: Sherlock
Favorite book: The Handmaid's Tale
Favorite musician: Twenty One Pilots
Interesting fact about yourself: I once swam with sea lions and blue footed boobies when I took a volunteer trip to the Galapagos Islands
If you were to play another sport, what would it be? I would horseback ride
Best advice you’ve received: You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself ending an amazing journey of traveling the world/making a difference and settling down to start a family
To be a part of the Duke women’s lacrosse program is … a dream of mine that I cannot believe is coming true!