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Maddie Crutchfield, Callie Humphrey, Olivia Jenner and Charlotte North
Four Blue Devils Earn All-ACC Recognition
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 04/25/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. – Duke featured four student-athletes on the 2018 Women’s Lacrosse All-ACC teams, as announced Wednesday by the conference office. Senior midfielder Maddie Crutchfield, sophomore defender Callie Humphrey, junior attacker Olivia Jenner and freshman attacker Charlotte North were selected to the all-conference second team following a vote of the league’s eight head coaches.

Crutchfield garnered All-ACC recognition for the third time in her career while Humphrey, Jenner and North were first-time selections to the all-conference squads.

A Preseason All-ACC pick, Crutchfield ranks among the Blue Devils’ leaders in a number of statistical categories as a senior. She enters the ACC Championship ranked third on the team in goals (23), ground balls (20) and draw controls (44). The co-captain from Concord, N.H., owns a pair of four-goal performances this spring, including one against then-No. 25 Virginia Tech in February. Crutchfield reached the 100-draw control mark for her career earlier this season and has broken into the top 20 on Duke’s all-time career charts in goals (95), assists (49) and caused turnovers (57).

Humphrey has been integral as a returning starter to the Blue Devils’ defensive unit this spring. Her 32 ground balls lead the team and rank her among the ACC leaders in the category. The Summit, N.J., native is also tied for first on the squad in caused turnovers with 14. Humphrey was tabbed the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) National Defensive Player of the Week and the ACC Defensive Player of the Week following her performance in Duke’s 17-10 win at No. 11 Syracuse March 31. She spearheaded a stifling defensive effort that limited the Orange to just four second-half tallies and held one of Syracuse’s leading scorers, Nicole Levy, without a point or shot in the contest.

Jenner has put together an impressive junior campaign, particularly as the Blue Devils’ leader at the draw. She surpassed her own program single season record of 110 draw controls in early April, and her 127 draws heading into the tournament top the ACC and rank fourth nationally. A product of Annapolis, Md., Jenner became Duke’s all-time career draw controls leader in early March, and with 340 career draws, she currently ranks fourth in the category among all active Division I players nationwide. Jenner has also excelled on the attacking end, ranking second on the team in points (42) and goals (30) and third in assists (12). She was named the Brine/US Lacrosse National Player of the Week April 2 following a four-goal, seven-draw control performance in a win at No. 11 Syracuse.

A rookie from Dallas, Texas, North has already etched her name in the Blue Devils’ record books. She has twice earned ACC Offensive Player of the Week honors following a strong output in wins over Campbell Feb. 16) and No. 11 Northwestern (Feb. 18) and an eight-goal showing against Louisville (March 10) that broke Duke’s single-game scoring record. North also broke the Blue Devils’ freshman goals record of 39 previously held by Duke greats Katie Chrest and Carolyn Davis, and is approaching the program’s freshman points record with 53 on the season. North has posted hat tricks in 10 of 15 contests on the spring and enters the tournament ranked second in the ACC in goals per game (3.20).

Duke (7-8, 2-5 ACC) received the No. 6 seed in this week’s ACC Championship and will take on No. 3 Virginia Tech (12-5, 5-2 ACC) in Thursday’s quarterfinals. The Blue Devils are hosting the conference championship at Koskinen Stadium.

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