DURHAM, N.C. – Senior attacker Olivia Jenner garnered Preseason All-ACC recognition for the 2019 campaign, as announced by the conference office Wednesday.
Jenner was also named to Inside Lacrosse’s Preseason All-America third team in December, and was joined in earning preseason accolades from the publication by teammates Callie Humphrey and Charlotte North, who were honorable mention selections.
A first team IL Media All-America pick last spring, Jenner led Duke at the draw in 2018 with an ACC-best 149 draw controls. She tied for third nationally in the category and became the Blue Devils’ all-time career draw controls leader in March. Jenner also surpassed her own program single season record of 110 draw controls in April before receiving second team Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association All-South Region and second team All-ACC honors.
Jenner also excelled on the attacking end last spring, ranking second on the team in goals (31) and third in points (44).
Duke was picked to finish seventh in the ACC in a poll of the league’s eight head coaches, also released Wednesday. Boston College was selected the preseason favorite to win the conference with a total of 63 points, followed by North Carolina (55 points) and Virginia Tech (39). Virginia, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Duke and Louisville rounded out the preseason rankings.
The 24th-ranked Blue Devils kick off the 2019 season Saturday, welcoming Villanova to Koskinen Stadium for a 1 p.m. contest on ACC Network Extra.
2019 ACC Women’s Lacrosse Preseason Poll
1. Boston College (63 points)
2. North Carolina (55)
3. Virginia Tech (39)
4. Virginia (37)
5. Syracuse (35)
6. Notre Dame (30)
7. Duke (21)
8. Louisville (8)
Preseason All-ACC Team
A – Sam Apuzzo, Sr., Boston College
A – Kenzie Kent, Gr., Boston College
A – Jamie Ortega, So., North Carolina
M – Dempsey Arsenault, Sr., Boston College
M – Paige Petty, So., Virginia Tech
M – Maggie Jackson, Sr., Virginia
D – Elizabeth Miller, Sr., Boston College
D – Kaitlin Luzik, Sr., Virginia
D – Kerry Defliese, Jr., Syracuse
GK – Taylor Moreno, So., North Carolina (tie)
GK – Lauren Daly, Sr., Boston College (tie)
At-large: Olivia Jenner, Sr., Duke
At-large: Katie Hoeg, Jr., North Carolina
At-large: Savannah Buchanan, Jr., Notre Dame
At-large: Maddie Howe, So., Notre Dame
At-large: Emily Hawryschuk, Syracuse
At-large: Avery Shoemaker, Sr., Virginia
At-large: Sammy Mueller, Jr., Virginia