DURHAM, N.C. – With the Blue Devils set to kick off their fall competition slate this weekend, the Duke women’s lacrosse program shines the spotlight on freshman attacker Eva Greco, who joins the Blue Devils from Wilton, Conn.
Wilton High Schools’s leading scorer as a senior with 65 goals, Greco led her squad to the conference finals this past spring. She rounded out her high school career with 163 goals and 75 assists despite missing much of her junior year due to injury.
Greco twice earned All-America recognition and was selected to the All-FCIAC first team as a senior.
Earlier this month, Greco was named to IL Women’s “On the Rise” list, which appeared in Inside Lacrosse’s 2018 Recruiting Issue. She was one of six Blue Devil freshmen recognized in the issue, helping to comprise the nation’s fourth-ranked freshman class.
Greco joins 10 other Blue Devils in the freshman class.
Why did you choose Duke?
Eva Greco: Duke is a high academic school and I absolutely fell in love with the campus when I visited. As a student athlete I was looking for the best combination between high academics and great athletics. The coaches really showed me all the school had to offer and I felt it was the perfect choice for me.
What is your favorite lacrosse memory?
EG: Beating rival New Canaan for the first time in three years to lead us to the championship against Darien my senior year.
When did you start playing lacrosse?
EG: I started playing lacrosse and absolutely loved the sport at a very young age. My brother who played club in college used to bring me outside as a young kid before we had teams because I was so young and just threw the ball with me trying to improve my skills and teach me how to be a great athlete. So I truly thank him for always pushing me.
What are your goals for your collegiate career?
EG: I want to win both ACC and NCAA championships during my time at Duke. I also want to better my skills and be the best player I can be to obtain a starting spot on the lineup and represent the University.
Who has had the biggest impact on your life?
EG: My parents because they have guided me my entire life and helped me through both the worst and best times. They have always led me down the right path and feel like I received similar morals and perspectives as them.
To be a part of the Duke women’s lacrosse program is … an incredible privilege and honor. The history of the school and all of its athletic programs are well regarded and I'm excited to become a part of it.