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WLAX: Three blue Devils on midseqson All-America lists

Posted March 25

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Senior defender Taylor Virden, junior attacker Kerrin Maurer and sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea have been named to Inside Lacrosse’s midseason All-America lists, as announced by the organization Tuesday, March 25.

Virden, a first team IWLCA All-America pick in 2013, was tabbed to the midseason first team, while Maurer appeared on the second team list and Duryea, a second team IWLCA All-American in the net last season, was on the third team.

The trio of Blue Devils was also selected to the 2014 Tewaaraton Award women’s watch list presented by Panama Jack last month.

A four-year starter on defense, Virden paces the team this spring in draw controls (38) and caused turnovers (14) and ranks second in ground balls (19). The Ellicott City, Md., native ranks sixth in the ACC and 36th nationally in draw controls per contest (3.80) while also coming in at fifth in the conference in caused turnovers per outing (1.40). Virden reached the 100 ground balls mark for her career Saturday in Duke’s 16-11 victory over Virginia and ranks fifth in program history in career draw controls with 160 over her four seasons.

Maurer, the WomensLax.com Player of the Week following a six-point performance against the Cavaliers, leads the Blue Devils in points (50), goals (31) and assists (19). A product of Setauket, N.Y., she has posted five hat tricks this season to go along with six multiple assist games. Maurer ranks among the top 25 players nationally in points per game (5.00), goals per game (3.10) and assists per game (1.90) and has tallied a point in a career-best 16 consecutive contests dating back to last spring.

Duryea continues to be one of the ACC’s top netminders in 2014, ranking second in the league in saves per game (8.10) and third in save percentage (.479). She has helped the Duke defense hold opponents to an average of 9.00 goals per game. Hailing from Beverly, Mass., Duryea topped the 200-save mark for her career earlier this season against Virginia Tech, joining Shannon Chaney and Meg Huether as the only goalkeepers in program history to reach the 200 career saves milestone in their second seasons.

The eighth-ranked Blue Devils face a tough ACC road test this weekend, traveling to No. 3 Syracuse Saturday, March 29 for a 1 p.m. contest.

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