Katonah - With Duke’s 1-0 loss to Penn St. last Friday, November 23 in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA women’s soccer tournament, Harvey 2009 alum Maddy Haller can now take time to reflect on her four years as a key member of the Blue Devils defense.
The 15th ranked Blue Devils, who concluded their 2012 season with a 15-6-2 overall record, played in the NCAA Tournament all four years of Haller’s Duke career, including last year when they lost 1-0 to Stanford in the Women’s Cup Final.
Haller, a South Salem native, said her team had hoped to go all the way this year.” We wanted a national championship bad this year, but I have no doubts that next year’s team can do what this year’s team could not,” said Haller.
While her team did not win a title, Haller has no regrets. “I have had a truly remarkable experience. I came to Duke not really knowing what to expect, and have had an amazing time playing for this program.”
Haller, who was a top scholar and all- star athlete at Harvey, was recruited to play for Duke and continued her prowess on and off the field in college, having been recently named to the Capital One Academic All-District III women's soccer team for the third year in a row. She is a history major with a 3.58 grade-point average and is considering a career in law.