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NCAA Jan 25, 2022

Duke rounds out 2022 recruiting class with signing of Caroline Duffy

DURHAM – Duke women’s soccer head coach Robbie Church has announced the addition of goalkeeper Caroline Duffy, who will compete for the Blue Devils in the fall of 2022.

“We’re excited to add Caroline to our women’s soccer program,” said Church. “We think she is an outstanding fit. She’s excellent in all areas – excellent in the classroom, excellent on the soccer field and is a really fine young lady. We’re excited about her skill set coming in. We think that she will be able to come in and be a great complement to Ruthie [Jones] and they will push each other. She will add a lot in our goalkeeper area. We look forward to having Caroline in our program, and we look forward to watching her grow over the years.”

Duffy rounds out Duke’s 2022 signing class, which is ranked No. 4 nationally by She is set to join the Blue Devils alongside Taylor Evans, Carina Lageyre, Devin Lynch, Elle Piper and Katherine Rader, who each signed in November.

Caroline Duffy

  • Rated as the No. 97 overall prospect in the rankings for the class of 2022
  • The No. 2-ranked prospect from the state of Maryland and No. 12-ranked goalkeeper
  • Called up to U.S. U-18 Women’s National Team virtual training camp in 2021
  • Named to United Soccer Coaches Fall High School Girls All-America Team in 2021
  • Four-year captain for Maryland United FC, recording 36 shutouts in 67 matches with a 0.53 goals against average from U16-U18 ECNL (Elite Clubs National League) seasons and showcases
  • 2021 U19 ECNL North Atlantic first-team All-Conference selection
  • Named to ECNL Tennessee U18/19 National Selection Game in November 2021
  • Helped lead U16 team to Final 8 at 2019 ECNL Nationals
  • Started every match in her high school career at River Hill, recording 37 shutouts in 58 games with a 0.46 goals against average
  • Served as a team captain for three seasons
  • Started at goalkeeper as a freshman for River Hill team that won Maryland state championship in 2018
  • Two-time member of National Honors Society and principal’s honor roll
  • Also started for River Hill’s varsity basketball team, serving as a team captain this season

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