March 14, 2016
Maddie Crutchfield nearly matched the production from her first eight games in her ninth, setting a Duke record with six assists to go with three goals in a 16-5 rout of Louisville. (Dirk Dewachter)
Maddie Crutchfield nearly matched the production from her first eight games in her ninth, setting a Duke record with six assists to go with three goals in a 16-5 rout of Louisville. (Dirk Dewachter)

Duke's Maddie Crutchfield Named Epoch/LM Player of the Week

from LaxMagazine.com staff reports | Twitter

Will the real Duke women's lacrosse team please stand up? Take a gander. It looks a lot like Maddie Crutchfield.

In a season previously defined by surprising setbacks to Elon and Georgetown — not to mention losses to Northwestern and USC — the Blue Devils altered the script significantly Saturday by blowing out previously undefeated and fifth-ranked Louisville 16-5. Crutchfield, a 5-foot-8 sophomore midfielder who came in with a modest eight goals and four assists in eight previous games, exploded for a Duke-record six assists to go with three goals to earn Epoch/Lacrosse Magazine Player of the Week honors.

Crutchfield added a game-high four draw controls in the victory, which propelled the Blue Devils back above .500 at 5-4 and to 2-0 atop the ACC. Duke should get an opportunity to pad its record against Villanova and Columbia before entering a season-ending ACC gauntlet starting March 26 against Virginia. The Blue Devils face Syracuse, Boston College, Notre Dame and North Carolina after that.

Epoch/Lacrosse Magazine Players of the Week

Feb. 15Gerald Logan, Michigan | Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame
Feb. 23Sam Llinares, Hofstra | Sydney Pirreca, Florida 
March 1Jake Froccaro, Villanova | Kayla Treanor, Syracuse 
March 8: Blaze Riorden, Albany | Kaylin Morissette, Louisville 
March 14: Myle Jones, Duke | Maddie Crutchfield, Duke 

The Epoch/Lacrosse Magazine Player of the Week recognizes the most outstanding performances in college men's and women's lacrosse. Make it Epoch.


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