DURHAM, N.C. – Head coach Kerstin Kimel and the Duke women’s lacrosse team welcomed 11 student-athletes to the program for the 2019 campaign. Midfielder Katie Calvo joins the Blue Devils from Yorktown High School in Arlington, Va.
Calvo topped the 50-goal mark as a senior at Yorktown en route to collecting second team All-Met laurels from the Washington Post, as well as first team all-region and all-district distinction. She was also a second team all-district selection her junior year. For her high school career, she totaled 127 goals, 32 assists and 64 ground balls.
Calvo competed for the Capital Lacrosse Club and Crash Lacrosse Club and was named to the Under Armour All-America Underclass D.C. team in 2017. She also excelled in field hockey and indoor track and field at Yorktown.
Calvo joins 10 other incoming Blue Devils in the freshman class.
Why did you choose Duke?
Katie Calvo: I have been a Duke fan my entire life and always felt like I was part of the culture at Duke.
What is your favorite lacrosse memory?
KC: Long road trips with my dad and club teammates traveling up and down the East Coast during the summer.
What are your goals for your collegiate career?
KC: To win a national championship, earn a spot on the field and push myself to become the best player and teammate I can be.
Who has had the biggest impact on your life?
KC: My parents. My mom is my biggest supporter with everything I pursue and my dad introduced me to lacrosse and has spent countless hours with me throwing at the field, watching games or just talking about lacrosse.
To be a part of the Duke women’s lacrosse program is … an incredible opportunity that I am so excited to be a part of.
GoDuke.com will feature a member of the Blue Devils’ freshman class every week this fall.