Duke Introduces Blue Devil Lacrosse Recruiting Class of 2017

Devon Russell - Midfield/Defense - Chester, N.J. - West Morris Mendham
Devon completed her prep career at New Jersey's West Morris Mendham, leading the squad to the Morris County championship as a sophomore and the New Jersey Group III finals all four years. She recorded a career-best 26 goals as a senior to earn second team all-county and all-conference recognition. A US Lacrosse Academic All-American, Devon also helped her high school team capture four sectional titles and earn a top 10 ranking in the state and a spot in the national rankings each year.

Paige Russell - Midfield - Chester, N.J. - West Morris Mendham
Paige totaled 55 career goals at West Morris Mendham before missing her senior campaign due to injury. A two-time all-conference and all-county selection, she guided her team to the Morris County championship as a sophomore and the New Jersey Group III finals all four years. Paige also was a member of a squad that won four sectional titles and earned a top 10 ranking in the state and a spot in the national rankings each year, in addition to earning US Lacrosse Academic All-America recognition.

Maura Schwitter - Midfield/Defense - Oradell, N.J. - Immaculate Heart
An Under Armour All-American and a two-time member of the Under Armour All-America Underclass all-star squad in New Jersey, Schwitter closed out her prep career with 138 goals, 51 assists and 98 ground balls. She posted 70 goals, 29 assists and 47 ground balls her senior season at Immaculate Heart to garner All-North Jersey, all-state, all-county, all-league and all-suburban first team honors. Schwitter also led her team to second-place showings at the county tournament all four years.

Hayley Shaffer - Midfield/Attack - Summit, N.J. - Oak Knoll
Shaffer joins the Duke program from Oak Knoll in Summit, N.J., where she earned first team NJISAA Prep A Division and NJGLL Stars and Stripes South Division accolades as a senior. She finished her four years with 106 goals, 38 assists, 76 draw controls, 98 ground balls and 25 caused turnovers while guiding Oak Knoll to NJISAA Prep A championships as a sophomore, junior and senior. Shaffer also collected US Lacrosse Academic All-America honors in 2012.

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