3 Rachael Duval
Rachael Duval


Auburn, Ga.

High School:
Hebron Christian Academy

Catcher/Third Base



Four Softball Players Earn PL Academic Honors

Highest Number Since 2010


Army Suffers 2-0 Defeat To Lehigh In PL Championship Game

AuBuchon, Duval & Lashley Earn All-Tourney Honors


Softball Advances To PL Championship Round

#2 Army Shuts Out #4 Lafayette, 7-0


Army Defeats Colgate, 4-3, At PL Tournament

First Opening Round Win Since 2005


Duval Named To PL All-Academic Team

Second Straight Year

ABOUT DUVAL: Named to the 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 1 Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America ... among 11 student-athletes named to 2011 inaugural Academic All-Patriot League Softball Team ... broke into the NCAA individual statistics past two years ... listed 196th in triples (2.0) and 252nd in runs per game (0.66) in 2010 ... tied for 105th in doubles per game (0.25) in 2011 ... listed among Army's career and season leaders ... ranked third all-time in home runs (16), just four off the school record ... sixth in runs (87) and runs batted in (75), 10th in at bats (471) ... 26 doubles just two shy of breaking into the top 10, while 209 total bases just six off that mark ... listed five times on Army's single-season chart ... tied for fifth in runs scored (35, 2010) and total bases (84, 2010), while sharing seventh place in hits (55, 2010), doubles (13, 2011) and home runs (six, 2009) ... has started every game (161) since arrival ... one of six Army players to earn preseason honors by College Sports Madness ... named to the second team as an infielder ... will share team captaincy with classmate Alexis AuBuchon ... nominated for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... three-year letterwinner.

2011 Appeared and started in all 53 games behind the plate ... first full year behind the dish after drawing majority of duty at third base first two years ... did an excellent job protecting ball as young staff combined for 43 wild pitches and 41 hit batsman ... threw out 29 base runners attempting to steal ... ranked among Army's batting leaders ... tied for the team lead in doubles (13) and was second in runs (32) ... ranked third in home runs (five), RBI (26) and slugging percentage (.439), while fifth in hits (38) ... spent majority of season alternating between No. 5 and 6 position in the lineup ... hit .309 at the No. 6 spot in 55 at bats ... stroked 17 hits, including seven doubles and two home runs, along with 11 RBI and 11 runs ... recorded eight multiple-hit games with season-high four in 4-for-4 performance along with three hits and three runs for season-high eight total bases in 10-2 non-league win over St. Peter's ... recorded eight multiple-RBI games ... drove in three runs five times, twice over a three-game span that included the Peahens and season-opening conference win over Holy Cross ... pieced together a season-long seven-game hitting streak going 11-for-25 (.440) with six RBI and seven runs scored that began with four-game conference series with Colgate ... batted .258 in conference games and tied for second on team with 11 RBI .. smacked two home runs (one in each game) in doubleheader sweep of Lafayette in the series opener going 3-for-7 with four runs batted in and three runs scored ... keyed Army's rally with a two-run single in the fifth at the Patriot League Tournament as the fourth-seed Black Knights overcame a 4-1 deficit with five runs to defeat No. 3 Holy Cross in a second-round game at the Patriot League Tournament.

2010: One of just three players to appear in all 53 games ... spent majority of time at third base, while drawing eight nods behind the plate ... .331 batting average lists third highest on team, while ranking first in runs scored (35) and home runs (five), tied for the lead in total bases (84), while second in hits (55) and walks (20), third in doubles (10) and slugging percentage (.506) ... went 4-6 in steal attempts ... ranked among the Patriot League leaders in four categories ... tied for third in total bases, shared fifth in hits, tied for sixth in home runs and seventh in runs scored ... one of three Black Knights to earn Patriot League player of the week honors ... earned first career selection following monstrous performance in sweep of Siena in home opener ... batted .572 and ripped a pair of home runs, scored and drove in four runs ... boosted Army's lead to 4-0 behind a three-run homer in the second inning in 6-0 win in the opener ... collected three straight hits in an 8-2 nightcap decision, including a solo homer that closed out the scoring in the bottom of the sixth inning ... batted .375 during competition at the Rebel Spring Games ... topped the team with 11 runs and four doubles along with posting a .542 slugging percentage ... season-high four hits recorded in 4-for-4 performance in 6-5 nightcap win in first day doubleheader split with league rival Bucknell ... played catcher in three games in that series ... strung together season-long seven-game hitting string early in the season ... went 12-for-23 batting .522, along with scoring 10 runs and knocking in six as Army went 6-1 ding at span ... recorded 15 multiple-hit games and five times drove in multiple runs ... season-high three runs scored twice, first in 2-for-2 performance, that included three RBI along with two doubles, in 14-0 five-inning blanking of Fairleigh Dickinson ... five games later scored three runs against Rider ... batted .367 in Patriot League games with a .550 slugging percentage to rank third on the team in both, while tied for second in hits (22) ... also ranked among leaders in league play ... tied for fourth in on-base percentage (.460), shared fifth place in triples (two), sixth in slugging percentage and 10th in batting average.

2009: Starter in all 55 appearances with 47 at third base and remaining games as catcher ... led team in RBI (26) and home runs (six) batting .240 with three doubles ... 20 runs scored ranked second highest on team while 36 hits listed fourth ... collected 57 total bases hitting safely in 25 games for .380 slugging percentage and .286 on-base percentage ... 10 of 14 in stolen bases ... home runs tied for sixth in the Patriot League while RBI and stolen bases ranked 10th ... broke into sixth place on Army's single-season list in round trippers ... team's leader in multiple-RBI efforts with seven and second in multi-hit showings with 11 ... batted .500 (9-18) hitting safely in seven straight games at the Rebel Spring Games ... drove in eight runs and scored three times during that stretch ... ripped first collegiate homer with a man aboard in 9-0 (5) blanking of St. Peter's ... went 3-for-4 with three RBI singles opening and closing scoring in 8-1 win over Rider ... batted .222 in conference games.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years of softball at Hebron Christian Academy drawing duty at shortstop, pitcher, third base and catcher ... helped lead team to state playoffs ... chosen all four years for first team all-region honors as a catcher ... three-time all-county selection as well ... team MVP sophomore, junior and senior years ... selected for defensive team honors freshman year ... two-sport athlete who also played four years of basketball ... two-time all-region pick ... scholar athlete in both sports ... member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Given name is Rachael Anne Duval ... parents' names are Ken and Brenda Duval ... father retired from the U.S. Army as a 1st Sgt. ... uncle, Jeff Weed, currently serving in the Air Force ... sister Darby (14) plays tennis and basketball ... enjoys film making along with reading and writing ... majoring in Philosophy, Art and Literature ... will Branch Engineers.

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