DURHAM, N.C. – Senior midfielder Maddie Crutchfield of the Duke women’s lacrosse program was selected to the Preseason All-ACC Team for the 2018 campaign, as announced by the league Wednesday.
Crutchfield was also tabbed a Preseason All-America honorable mention selection by Inside Lacrosse earlier this week, and was joined in earning honorable mention recognition from the publication by teammates Gabbe Cadoux and Olivia Jenner.
Crutchfield was a second team All-ACC pick in the midfield last spring after leading the Blue Devils in goals (32) and ranking second on the squad in points (49), assists (17) and ground balls (31). The Concord, N.H., native also logged 33 draw controls and 15 caused turnovers as a junior en route to netting Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-South Region second team laurels.
Duke was picked to finish sixth in the ACC in a poll of the conference’s eight head coaches. Four coaches selected North Carolina to win the conference, while Syracuse and Boston College received two first-place votes each. The Tar Heels tallied 59 points, ahead of Syracuse (53), Boston College (48), Virginia (39), Notre Dame (37), Duke (23), Virginia Tech (19) and Louisville (10).
The 20th-ranked Blue Devils begin the 2018 season this weekend, welcoming 21st-ranked Elon Sunday at 1 p.m. in Koskinen Stadium.
2018 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll
1. North Carolina (59 points, 4 first-place votes)
2. Syracuse (53 points, 2 first-place votes)
3. Boston College (48 points, 2 first-place votes)
4. Virginia (39 points)
5. Notre Dame (37 points)
6. Duke (23 points)
7. Virginia Tech (19 points)
8. Louisville (10 points)
Preseason All-ACC Team
A - Sam Apuzzo, Jr., Boston College
A - Ela Hazar, Sr., North Carolina
A - Riley Donahue, Sr., Syracuse
M - Dempsey Arsenault, Jr., Boston College
M - Maddie Crutchfield, Sr., Duke
M - Maggie Bill, Sr., North Carolina
M - Marie McCool, Sr., North Carolina
M - Kasey Behr, Sr., Virginia
M - Maggie Jackson, Jr., Virginia
D - Elizabeth Miller, Jr., Boston College
D - Erin Kelly, So., North Carolina
D - Hannah Proctor, Jr., Notre Dame
D - Alexa Radziewicz, Jr., Syracuse
D - Kaitlin Luzik, Jr., Virginia
G - Lauren Daly, Jr., Boston College
G - Samantha Giacolone, Jr, Notre Dame