DURHAM, N.C. – Six Blue Devils have been selected for All-ACC Academic honors for the 2018 campaign, as announced by the conference office Tuesday. Senior attacker Kyra Harney headlined the group with her fourth career All-Academic accolade.
Senior midfielder Maddie Crutchfield earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic Team for the third time in her career while junior attacker Olivia Jenner received the academic honor for the second consecutive season. Senior attacker Grace Fallon, sophomore defender Callie Humphrey and freshman attacker Charlotte North were first-time All-ACC Academic selections.
Harney ranked among Duke’s leaders in points (51), goals (30) and assists (21) this spring, with her 1.24 assists per game also putting her among the top ACC players in the category. She recorded six multiple assist contests and capped an impressive career by becoming just the 10th player in program history to reach the 200-point mark. Harney was one of just two players in the conference to receive a fourth All-ACC Academic Team honor.
Crutchfield rounded out her final collegiate campaign with the second-most ground balls (24) and third-most draw controls (49) on the team. A second team All-ACC pick, she was also among the Blue Devils’ leaders in goals, free position goals and caused turnovers and in May was selected 23rd overall in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL)’s collegiate draft.
Duke’s draw specialist, Jenner, was recognized with IL Media All-America, Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-South Region and All-ACC accolades during the postseason. Her 149 draw controls topped the ACC and tied her for third nationally while also surpassing her own program single season record. She became the Blue Devils’ all-time career draw controls leader in March.
Fallon led Duke in assists (31) as a senior, with her 1.94 assists per game ranking her third in the ACC. She totaled a career-high 43 points her final year and reached the 100-point mark for her career on Senior Day against East Carolina.
Humphrey notched a team-high 37 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers as a returning starter to the Blue Devils’ defensive unit this spring. She earned a spot on the All-ACC second team and was tabbed the IWLCA National Defensive Player of the Week and the ACC Player of the Week in late March following her performance in Duke’s win at No. 11 Syracuse.
North etched her name in the Duke record books as a rookie, breaking the program’s freshman goals and points records. She paced the squad in both categories, totaling 59 goals and 64 points in 17 contests, and was honored on the IL Media All-America and All-ACC teams.
All eight of the conference’s women’s lacrosse squads were represented on the 2018 edition of the All-Academic team with Boston College’s Sam Apuzzo taking home ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year recognition.
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.
Under the direction of head coach Kerstin Kimel, the Blue Devils have totaled 100 selections to the All-ACC Academic Team selections since the award’s inception in 2006, marking the highest number in the conference.
Name, Year, Position, Major
Maddie Crutchfield (3), Sr., M, Public Policy
Grace Fallon, Sr., A, Sociology
Kyra Harney (4), Sr., A, Sociology
Callie Humphrey, So., D, Classical Civilizations
Olivia Jenner (2), Jr., A, Public Policy
Charlotte North, Fr., A, Undeclared
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