DURHAM, N.C. – The Blue Devils celebrate Senior Day against first-year program East Carolina Sunday at Koskinen Stadium. Duke will honor seniors Maddie Crutchfield, Grace Fallon, Kyra Harney, Oralee Hespenheide, Jackie Perry, Anne Slusser and Kat Zempolich following Sunday’s 3 p.m. contest.
The Pirates are led by former Duke assistant coach Amanda Barnes.
NO. 25 DUKE VS. EAST CAROLINA
Sunday, 3 p.m. l Durham, N.C. – Koskinen Stadium
ACC Network Extra l Live Stats
• Under the direction of head coach Amanda Barnes, East Carolina has compiled a 2-14 ledger in its inaugural season. The Pirates are coming off of a 16-7 loss at Cincinnati April 23. Freshman Megan Pallozzi led the way with a hat trick in that contest and ECU picked up a season-high 43 ground balls.
• Nicole Legar headlines the Pirates’ attack with 25 points (22g, 3a) while Pallozzi has recorded 21 points on 21 goals.
• Morgan Cheripko leads ECU at the draw with 66 draw controls on the year.
• Goalkeepers Abbey Smith (14.37 gaa, .415 sv%) and Christina White (14.89 gaa, .382 sv%) have shared time in the net.
• Barnes was an assistant on Duke head coach Kerstin Kimel’s staff from 2011-16, playing an integral role in helping the Blue Devils make five consecutive NCAA Tournament appeareances, including a run to the national semifinals in 2015.
• Duke will honor its seven-member senior class following the conclusion of Sunday’s contest at Koskinen Stadium.
• Maddie Crutchfield, Grace Fallon, Kyra Harney, Oralee Hespenheide, Jackie Perry, Anne Slusser and Kat Zempolich have guided the Blue Devils to a 42-32 record, two appearances in the ACC semifinals and a trip to the NCAA semifinals in 2015.
By the Numbers
4 - Blue Devils on the 2018 All-ACC Second Team - Maddie Crutchfield, Callie Humphrey, Olivia Jenner and Charlotte North
14 - Saves totaled by freshman goalkeeper Chase Henriquez in her first career start against Virginia Tech in the ACC quarterfinals April 26
2 - Points needed by senior attacker Grace Fallon to reach 100 for her career, which would make her the 27th player in program history to achieve the milestone
2 - Duke’s national rank in draw controls per game (17.25) behind the efforts of ACC leader and draw specialist Olivia Jenner
49 - Draw controls accumulated by freshman midfielder Catriona Barry to rank third on Duke’s freshman chart
North Breaks Freshman Points Record
• Dallas native Charlotte North turned in seven goals against Virginia Tech in the ACC quarterfinals to push her season points total to 60, surpassing the program’s freshman points record. Former Duke standout Katie Chrest held the benchmark previously with 54 points as a rookie in 2003.
• With her second goal March 31 at Syracuse, North broke the Blue Devils’ freshman goals record of 39 previously held by Chrest and Carolyn Davis.
• North’s 55 tallies tie her for the 28th-most in the country to date. Siena Gore (70) of Kennesaw State, Jamie Ortega (58) of North Carolina and Kyla Sears (57) of Princeton are the only freshmen in the nation with more goals this season.
• The 55 markers also rank North eighth on Duke’s single-season chart.
Chrest Erbe Selected for Duke Athletics Hall of Fame
• Former Blue Devil great Katie Chrest Erbe will be the first member of the Duke women’s lacrosse program to be enshrined in the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame as announced last week. She is one of eight enshrinees in the 2018 induction class, joining Elton Brand (basketball), Candy Hanneman (golf), Lindsey Harding (basketball), Bob Harris (broadcaster), Ryan Jackson (baseball), Randy Jones (football & track) and Shelden Williams (basketball).
• Chrest Erbe’s storied career was headlined by winning the 2005 Tewaaraton Trophy. From 2003-06, she helped Duke to a four-year ledger of 61-18 with three ACC regular season championships, one ACC Tournament title and four NCAA Tournament berths including two appearances in the Final Four.
• Chrest Erbe graduated as the program’s all-time leader in goals (216) and points (287).
• The group will be inducted at the Duke Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony on Sept. 21 in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
Four Blue Devils Tabbed All-ACC
• Duke featured four student-athletes on the 2018 Women’s Lacrosse All-ACC teams, as announced last week by the conference office. Senior midfielder Maddie Crutchfield, sophomore defender Callie Humphrey, junior attacker Olivia Jenner and freshman attacker Charlotte North were selected to the all-conference second team following a vote of the league’s eight head coaches.
• Crutchfield garnered All-ACC recognition for the third time in her career while Humphrey, Jenner and North were first-time selections to the all-conference squads.
Blue Devils Among the Best at the Draw
• Duke continues to lead the ACC and ranks second nationally in draw controls per game, entering Sunday’s contest averaging 17.25 per outing. The Blue Devils are outdrawing opponents by a 276-168 margin.
• Duke’s lineup features three players with 40 or more draw controls for the first time since the 2007 season, when Caroline Cryer (66), Rachel Sanford (44) and Allie Johnson (40) were all over the mark.