DUKE WLAX: Russell Named Student Assistant Coach

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DURHAM, N.C. – Paige Russell, a member of the Duke women’s lacrosse team for the past three seasons, has moved to the role of Student Assistant Coach, as announced by head coach Kerstin Kimel Monday.

Russell played in 12 career contests for the Blue Devils, starting two in the midfield last spring. She owns one assist, six ground balls, two draw controls and five caused turnovers for her career.

After missing her entire freshman season due to injury, Russell continued to battle injuries over the last two years. In her new position, she will assist Kimel, Associate Head Coach Lauren Morton, Assistant Coach Lars Keil and Volunteer Assistant Coach Morgan Heisman with day-to-day responsibilities with the program.

“While we will miss having Paige on the field this season, we are so happy that she can formally transition into the role of Undergraduate Assistant for our program so that she can continue to contribute to the program,” Kimel said. “Paige is highly respected by her teammates and has done a fantastic job of working with our staff in practices, tracking valuable practice data and running our midfield substitution rotation in games so far this season. I am confident that her work in this role will have a significant influence on our 2017 success.”

A sociology major, Russell is a three-year member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll and in 2016 was named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Academic Honor Roll.

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