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  Kristen Waagbo
Kristen Waagbo

Position:
Volunteer Assistant Coach

Experience:
2nd Year at Navy

Alma Mater:
Duke (2007)


Two-time All-American and former Duke standout Kristen Waagbo rounds out a highly-acclaimed Navy coaching staff. Waagbo, a 2007 Duke graduate, enters her second season at the Academy this spring, where her responsibilities focus primarily on working with the Mids' offense.

In her first season at Navy, Waagbo played an important role in developing an underclassmen-heavy Midshipmen roster into one of the most proficient scoring offenses in the country. During their inaugural Division I campaign, the Mids scored 16.65 goals per contest, the second-highest mark in the history of the sport, and set a Patriot League record with 283 goals en route to earning a top-four regular season finish and spot in the league postseason tournament.

A gifted six-foot attacker, Waagbo concluded a decorated playing career at Duke as the program's all-time career and single-season assist leader. She amassed 277 points and 161 career goals, totals which rank second all-time to fellow Blue Devils' great and 2005 Tewaaraton winner Katie Chrest.

Waagbo enjoyed perhaps her finest season as a senior in 2007, setting a Duke record with 44 assists and totaling a career-best 90 points in just 20 games (4.5 pts/gm). For her efforts, she earned USWLA/USL First-Team All-America honors and finished as a semifinalist for the Tewaaraton award. During her four-year career, Duke won 79 percent of its games (64-17), captured four ACC regular season titles and advanced to three NCAA Final Fours.

An Ellicott City, Md. native, Waagbo made a name for herself in the lacrosse circles early on, helping to lead her Mount Hebron High School squad to four consecutive state championships. She also was a member of the U.S. Under-19 squad which won the 2003 World Championships held in Towson. Waagbo was recently inducted into the Howard County's Sports Hall of Fame.

Waagbo earned her bachelor's degree in cultural anthropology with a concentration in markets and management studies from Duke.

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