DURHAM, N.C. – With two weekends of fall ball competition in the books, the Duke women’s lacrosse program shines the spotlight on freshman attacker Maddie Jenner, who joins the Blue Devils from Annapolis, Md.
Jenner wrapped up her high school career at McDonogh by being selected to take part in the 2018 Under Armour All-America Game. She helped lead McDonogh to three IAAM Conference titles and was a three-time all-conference selection. Jenner was also a first team all-metro pick in addition to being named the All-USA Today and Baltimore Sun All-Metro Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year as a junior.
Jenner totaled 137 goals and 59 assists over her four seasons.
The younger sister of Blue Devil senior Olivia Jenner, Maddie was one of 36 players selected to the training team for the 2019 U.S. women’s U19 national squad in August.
Jenner joins 10 other incoming Blue Devils in the freshman class.
Why did you choose Duke?
Maddie Jenner: Duke offers a balance between challenging academics and successful athletics.
What is your favorite lacrosse memory?
MJ: Winning three championships with my team.
When did you start playing lacrosse?
MJ: Kindergarten. My early days of lacrosse were all about having fun with my friends. That’s something that carries on today!
What are your goals for your collegiate career?
MJ: Win a national championship.
Who has had the biggest impact on your life?
MJ: My parents who have been my biggest supporters and given me many opportunities.
To be a part of the Duke women’s lacrosse program is … exciting and humbling.
GoDuke.com will feature a member of the Blue Devils’ freshman class every week this fall.