STRATFORD, Conn. – Former Blue Devil standout Rachel Sanford was selected for induction into the Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame, with the induction ceremony taking place earlier this month.
A 2007 graduate of Duke, Sanford was a three-time All-America selection for the Blue Devils in the midfield. She was a first team All-America pick by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association as a junior in 2006 and was also a Tewaaraton Award semifinalist that season. The Greenwich, Conn., native led Duke to three straight NCAA semifinals appearances in 2005, 2006 and 2007, captaining the 2007 squad that compiled a 13-2 regular season record and climbed to No. 3 in the national rankings.
Sanford received All-ACC recognition three times, guiding the Blue Devils to the program’s first ACC Championship title in 2005. She currently ranks 14th all-time at Duke in career goals (119), 18th in career points (152) and 19th in career assists (33). Sanford is also eighth in program history in career draw controls (149).
Sanford graduated from Greenwich High School as the lacrosse program’s all-time leading scorer. She was a part of Greenwich’s state championship team in 2001 and garnered US Lacrosse All-America honors in 2002 and 2003. Sanford also was a member of the U.S. U19 World Cup Championship team in 2003.
This year’s Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame class included JB Clarke, Boyd Harden, Ken McCarthy, Sanford, Tom Zaccagnino, John Zinser and the Conrad High School Class of 1967.
The Connecticut Lacrosse Hall of Fame was established to honor men and women, past and present, who by their deeds as players, coaches, officials, or administrators have contributed to the growth of lacrosse in Connecticut and the stature of Connecticut lacrosse nationally, and who by the example of their lives, personify the great contribution of lacrosse to our way of life.