Duke Lacroix

Markhus "Duke" Lacroix (born October 14, 1993) is an American professional soccer player who plays as a winger and forward for Reno 1868 FC in the United Soccer League.

Duke Lacroix
Personal information
Full name Markhus Lacroix
Date of birth (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993
Place of birth New Egypt, New Jersey, United States
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Playing position Full back, Winger, Forward
Club information
Current team
Reno 1868
Number 11
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2014 Penn Quakers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2012–2013 Ocean City Nor'easters 21 (4)
2015–2016 Indy Eleven 34 (3)
2017 Orange County SC 5 (2)
2018– Reno 1868 59 (4)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 27, 2019

Career

Youth

Lacroix grew up in the New Egypt section of Plumsted Township, New Jersey. He attended the Lawrenceville School, where he played soccer and ran track.[1] He was a member of the U.S. Under-14 and Under-15 Boys National Teams and was also a member of the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team player pool following his time in New Jersey’s Olympic Development Program.

He played four years of college soccer at the University of Pennsylvania between 2011 and 2014.[2] While at the University of Pennsylvania, the two-time captain served as one of only three players in school history to receive four All-Ivy League honors (First-team honoree in 2013 & 2014, Second-team in 2012 and Honorable Mention in 2011). He was also the only Quakers player ever to be named both the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Year (2011) and an Ivy League Player of the Year (Offensive POY in 2013). Lacroix graduated with the third most appearances in Penn history with 68, during which he racked up the fifth most points with 65, coming from 25 goals and 15 assists – including seven goals and an Ivy League-best six assists as a senior in 2014. While in college, Lacroix also appeared for Premier Development League side Ocean City Nor'easters in 2012 and 2013.[3]

Professional

Lacroix signed for North American Soccer League side Indy Eleven on May 21, 2015.[4] He made his first appearance for the club in a 0-2 loss to Louisville FC in the US Open Cup on May 27, 2016. His first goal for the club was the game-winning goal in a 3-0 victory over FC Edmonton on June 13, 2015. He would go on to play a total of 34 games and score three goals across two seasons with the Eleven, including the 2016 NASL Goal of the Year.[5] The following season, Lacroix signed to the United Soccer League for Orange County Soccer Club on March 15, 2017.

References

  1. Staff. "Indy Eleven Sign Striker Duke Lacroix; Speedy Univ. of Pennsylvania product brings roster to 23 players" Archived 2016-01-12 at the Wayback Machine, Indy Eleven, May 21, 2015. Accessed October 17, 2015. "The native of New Egypt, N.J., attended The Lawrenceville School, where he played four years of soccer and ran three years of track his high school, his tenure as a runner including a 4x400 relay win at the prestigious Penn Relays."
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-10-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2015-10-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-12. Retrieved 2015-10-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. http://www.indyeleven.com/roster/duke-lacroix
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