DURHAM, N.C. – Duke women’s lacrosse head coach Kerstin Kimel and the Blue Devil program welcomed 10 freshmen to Durham ahead of the 2018 campaign. Midfielder/attacker Charlotte North joins the Blue Devils from Dallas, Texas.
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Prior to Duke: North comes to Durham after wrapping up her prep career in strong fashion, earning MVP honors at the Under Armour All-America Game this summer. In that outing, she notched three goals – including the gamewinner – to lead the South team to a 16-15 overtime victory. A three-sport athlete at the Episcopal School of Dallas, North was a two-time US Lacrosse All-American and led her team to conference and state titles as a senior.
What is your best lacrosse memory?
CN: Winning the conference (SPC) and state championships my senior year for the first time in school history, beating our rival Hockaday both times.
When did you start playing lacrosse?
CN: I started playing in seventh grade. My friends were all playing on the school team and convinced me to join. Basketball was my main sport at the time, but when I started playing lacrosse I fell in love with it!
Who has had the largest impact on your life?
CN: Maggie Koch, my high school and club coach, because she sparked my love for lacrosse, believed in me as a player and has given me advice that I will take with me wherever I go. Also, Jay Browne, my best friend, who has pushed me to work hard in everything I do and has been there for me through everything. They have both shaped me into the person and player I am today.
Why did you choose Duke?
CN: Duke has not only amazing academics but also an incredible lacrosse program. The second I stepped on campus, I knew I wanted to be a Blue Devil. The team seemed so fun, everyone was so welcoming and the coaches are amazing.
What are your goals for your collegiate career?
CN: To win a national championship.
Favorite athlete: Kayla Treanor
Hobbies: Playing sports and musical instruments
Favorite TV show: Prison Break
Favorite movie: Elf
If you were to play another sport, what would it be? Basketball
Hidden talent: I can solve a Rubik’s cube
Best advice you’ve received: “Can’t is a choice” - Maggie Koch
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Hopefully still playing or coaching lacrosse somewhere!
To be a part of the Duke women’s lacrosse program is … a true honor, something I never thought would be possible!