DURHAM, N.C. – With the school year underway, the Duke women’s lacrosse program shines the spotlight on freshman midfielder Anna Callahan, who joins the Blue Devils from Glenwood, Md.
Callahan rounded out her high school career with a number of accolades, earning Player of the Year distinction from the Howard County Times/Columbia Flier and the Washington Post. She was also tabbed the Brine/US Lacrosse High School Girls’ Mid-Atlantic Player of the Year as a senior after leading Glenelg to a third consecutive state title. Individually, she totaled 58 goals and 34 assists in her final high school campaign.
Over the summer, Callahan was one of 44 athletes selected to compete in the Under Armour All-America Game.
Callahan joins 10 other incoming Blue Devils in the freshman class.
Why did you choose Duke?
Anna Callahan: The amazing coaching staff that did a great job promoting their program. The team brings a great family feel because of how close they all are. Also, the school is very prestigious. Duke has everything that I wanted in a college.
What is your favorite lacrosse memory?
AC: Winning states three years in a row.
When did you start playing lacrosse?
AC: When I was six years old, I started to try out a bunch of different sports with clinics, etc. I took a liking to lacrosse and just went from there.
What are your goals for your collegiate career?
AC: To win a national championship with my team.
Who has had the biggest impact on your life?
AC: My parents and coaches – they have taught me many lessons along the years and they have been amazing role models for me.
To be a part of the Duke women’s lacrosse program is … an honor and a blessing! It feels amazing to be a part of something so prestigious.
GoDuke.com will feature a member of the Blue Devils’ freshman class every week this fall.