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No Image French, Cagle, Wycinsky and Fair To Write Online Diaries
Women's Soccer 02/28/2001

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 27) -- Michelle French, Kelly Cagle, Missy Wycinsky and Ronnie Fair are among the eight Women#146;s United Soccer Association players who will be writing on-line diaries for womenssoccer.com in March. "We are very excited to be able to have players of such high caliber writing diaries from their experiences at WUSA pre-season training camps," said womenssoccer.com senior editor Tim Nash. "Michelle, Kelly, Missy and Ronnie all have very out-going personalities, and it should be interesting to read what they have to say as they go through the process of preparing for the first-ever WUSA season." Players from all eight WUSA teams will be providing womenssoccer.com with one diary a week from March 5 to April 1, the period in which WUSA teams are engulfed in pre-season training camps. In addition to the French, Cagle, Wycinsky and Fair, diaries will be provided by former U.S. national team members Tisha Venturini of the Bay Area CyberRays and Tiffany Roberts of the

No Image Women's Soccer Inks Class of 2005
Women's Soccer 02/26/2001

DURHAM, N.C. (Feb. 26) -- Duke head women's soccer coach Bill Hempen has announced the signing of four high school student-athletes to national letters of intent. Carly O'Connor, Casey McCluskey, Lauren Simel, and Katie Straka will join the Blue Devils for the 2001 season. O'Connor, a defender from Kentfield, Calif., lettered four years in soccer at The Branson School. She was named the team's Most Valuable Player in 1999. She also earned Best Defensive Player in 1998, and captained the team during the 2000 campaign. She has earned NSCAA All-America honors and is a member of the Region IV Olympic Development Regional pool. McCluskey, a forward from Fairfax, Va., was a first team All-Met player at West Springfield High School. She earned first team All-State honors and received All-District and All-Region accolades. Before joining the 2000 state champion BRYC Omni, she played for five-time state champion Elite. She is a members of the Region I Olympic Development Program. and was

No Image Helgadottir Named To Soccer America All-Freshman Team
Women's Soccer 01/30/2001

DURHAM, N.C. (Jan. 30) - Duke University freshman goalkeeper Thora Helgadottir (Kopavogur, Iceland) has received yet another honor, as she was named to the Soccer America All-Freshman team as announced on Jan. 30. Helgadottir, one of the top goalkeepers in the country, had an outstanding first year as helped the 17th-ranked Blue Devils reach the ACC Tournament Championship and the second round of the NCAA Tournament. She appeared in 18 games for the Blue Devils while accumulating a 1.26 goals against average and an 8-5-1 won/loss record. Helgadottir racked up many honors in 2000 including: Honorable-mention All-America by SoccerTimes.com Second team NSCAA All-Southeast Region Third-team Freshmen All-America by SoccerBuzz.com ACC All-Freshmen team ACC All-Tournament selection Soccer America's team of the week on Oct. 11 and Nov. 8. Helgadottir was one of four ACC players to be named to the 11-person team, which included national freshman of the year Lindsay Browne of

No Image Pickens and Helgadottir Named All-America By SoccerTimes.Com
Women's Soccer 01/22/2001

DURHAM, N.C. (Jan. 22) - Two members of the Duke University women's soccer team have received post-season honors from SoccerTimes.com, a website dedicated to professional and collegiate soccer. Junior forward Sarah Pickens (Greensboro, N.C.) and freshman goalkeeper Thora Helgadottir (Kopavogur, Iceland) have been named Honorable Mention All-America. Pickens, a first team All-ACC, second team NSCAA Southeast Region, and third team Southeast Region selection by SoccerBuzz.com, led the Blue Devils in goals scored with nine and was tied for the lead in points with 21. Pickens netted four game-winning goals in 2000, which was tied for the team lead. Helgadottir (Kopavogur, Iceland) was a second team NSCAA Southeast Region selection and a third-team Freshmen All-America selection by SoccerBuzz.com She appeared in 18 games for the Blue Devils while accumulating a 1.26 goals against average and an 8-5-1 won/loss record. Helgadottir was also selected to the ACC All-Freshmen team and was an

No Image Three Duke Soccer Players Selected to Participate in All-Star Classic
Women's Soccer 01/02/2001

DURHAM, N.C. (January 2) -- Three Duke University soccer players have been selected to participate in the 2001 Umbro Select All Star Classic to be played in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. from February 1-4. Senior Kim Daws (Northridge, Calif.) will represent the women's team while seniors Ali Curtis (Milan, Mich.) and Robert Russell (Amherst, Mass.) will represent the men's team. Ali Curtis Daws started all 23 games for the Blue Devils in 2000 scoring two goals and two assists for six points. Daws appeared in 85 games in her career, which ranks ninth on the all-time Duke list. She scored six goals and 12 assists for 24 points in her career. Her 12 assists rank her eighth on the all-time list. Curtis, who received the Missouri Athletic Club Award as Player of the Year in 2000, led the Blue Devils in scoring tallying 15 goals and nine assists for 39 points. He became Duke's all-time leading scorer with 53 goals in his four years at Duke. His 134 points ranks second all-time. Curtis

No Image Five Blue Devils Receive Soccer Buzz Honors
Women's Soccer 01/02/2001

DURHAM, N.C.---Five members of the Duke University women's soccer team have received post-season honors from Soccer Buzz, the exclusive women's collegiate soccer web source. Sophomore midfielder Carly Fuller (Portland, Ore.) received first-team Southeast Region honors after tieing for the team lead in scoring with eight goals and five assists for 21 points. Fuller started all 23 games and led the Blue Devils with four game-winning goals. Fuller was also a second team All-ACC pick and a member of Soccer America's Team of the Week on Sept. 19. Senior midfielder Kim Daws (Northridge, Calif.) and junior forward Sarah Pickens (Greensboro, N.C.) received third-team Southeast Region honors. Daws, a second team All-ACC selection, started all 23 games for the Blue Devils in 2000 scoring two goals and two assists for six points. Daws appeared in 85 games in her career, which ranks her ninth on the all-time list. She scored six goals and 12 assists for 24 points in her career. Her 12 assists

No Image Three Former Blue Devils Selected in Inaugural WUSA Draft
Women's Soccer 12/11/2000

DURHAM, N.C. (December 12) -- Former Duke University women's soccer players Sherrill Kester, Kristy Whelchel, and Kelly (Walbert) Cagle were selected in the inaugural Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) draft in Boca Raton, Fla., on Sunday and Monday. Kester, a 2000 graduate of Duke, was selected in the second round as the 14th overall pick by the San Diego Spirit. Kester, a native of High Point, N.C., was a three-time All-ACC, two-time All-South, and two-time NSCAA All-America selection for the Blue Devils. She finished her career at Duke ranked second in goals (35), third in points (78), and third in shots (191). Kester played the 2000 season for the Raleigh Wings in the W-League. Whelchel, a 1999 graduate of Duke, was selected in the third round as the 20th overall pick by the New York Power. Whelchel, a native of Boca Raton, Fla., was a four-time All-ACC and a three-time All-Region selection. She also was named a NSCAA All-America selection her senior year. Whelchel has also

No Image Four Blue Devils Named to Southeast Region Squad
Women's Soccer 12/06/2000

DURHAM, N.C.---Four members of the Duke University women's soccer team have been named to the 2000 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Southeast Region team announced on Tuesday, December 6. Sophomore midfielder Carly Fuller (Portland, Ore.) received first-team honors after tieing for the team lead in scoring with eight goals and five assists for 21 points. Fuller started all 23 games and led the Blue Devils with four game-winning goals. Fuller was also a second team All-ACC pick and a member of Soccer America's Team of the Week on Sept. 19. Making the second team for Duke was freshman goalkeeper Thora Helgadottir (Kopavogur, Iceland), senior midfielder Kim Daws (Northridge, Calif.), and junior forward Sarah Pickens (Greensboro, N.C.). Helgadottir appeared in 18 games for the Blue Devils in the nets while accumulating a 1.26 goals against average and a 8-5-1 won/loss record. Helgadottir was also a second team All-ACC selection and an ACC All-Tournament selection. Daws,

No Image Clemson Edges Women's Soccer in NCAA Tournament
Women's Soccer 11/11/2000

CLEMSON, SOUTH CAROLINA - Sophomore Deliah Arrington scored early in the first overtime period in lifting third-seeded Clemson to a 2-1 win over Duke in the second round of the 2000 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament in Clemson, S.C. on Saturday night at Riggs Field. Clemson advances to the NCAA's round of 16 where the will play the winner of the Florida-Florida State match on Nov. 17, at 7:00 p.m. The win improves Clemson to 18-2-1, while Duke finished the season with a 14-8-1 record. "It's really a shame that one of these two teams had to get knocked out this early in the tournament," said Duke head coach Bill Hempen. "Our kids would probably trade any of those two victories for a victory tonight but the Clemson kids played hard and both teams left it out on the field tonight." Clemson scored early in the first half at the 1:01 mark when freshman Lindsay Browne tried to crossed the ball to the center, but Duke's goalkeeper Thora Helgadottir (Kopavogur, Iceland) deflected the ball back

No Image Women's Soccer to Battle No. 3 Seed Clemson in Second Round of NCAA Tournament
Women's Soccer 11/10/2000

Bracket (as PDF file) Full NCAA Tournament Action DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke women's soccer team will look to knock off third-seeded Clemson for the third time this season when the Blue Devils take on the Tigers in the second round of the 2000 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament on Saturday, at 7 p.m. The game will be played at Riggs Field on the campus of Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. Duke advanced to the second round of play after beating Furman University 3-1 at Koskinen Stadium on Wednesday night. Sophomore Allison Sanders (Summerville, S.C.), sophomore Carly Fuller (Portland, Ore.), and senior Susan Kraeger (St. Louis, Mo.) netted goals for the Blue Devils, who improved to 14-7-1. Clemson, who received a bye and No. 3 seed after posting a 17-2-1 overall record, will be meeting the Blue Devils for the third time this season. Duke posted a 1-0 victory over Clemson in Durham on Oct. 7 and then defeated the Tigers 1-0 on Nov. 3 in Durham in the semifinals of

No Image Women's Soccer Defeats Furman 3-1 in NCAA First Round
Women's Soccer 11/08/2000

Bracket (as PDF file) Full NCAA Tournament Action DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke Blue Devils women's soccer team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Tournament for the second consecutive season as the Blue Devils defeated Furman University 3-1 at Koskinen Stadium on Wednesday night. "I am very pleased that we scored early because playing a team like this, if you let them in, they are certainly very capable of sticking one as they have done many, many times this year," said Duke head coach Bill Hempen. Duke dominated the entire first half as they outshot Furman 8-2. Sophomore Allison Sanders (Summerville, S.C.) had several scoring opportunities early in the first half and finally capitalized in the 18th minute when she headed home freshman Gwendolyn Oxenham's (Gulf Breeze, Fl.) cross for her sixth goal of the year to put Duke up 1-0. Sophomore Carly Fuller (Portland, Ore.) gave the Blue Devils a 2-0 lead at 42:34 off a free kick when she beat Furman

No Image Three Blue Devils Named to ACC All-Tournament Team
Women's Soccer 11/06/2000

DURHAM, N.C. - Three members of the Duke University Women's Soccer team were named to the 2000 ACC Women's Soccer All-Tournament Team as announced by the ACC today. Freshman goalkeeper Thora Helgadottir (Kopavogur, Iceland), junior back Katie Heaps (Longmeadow, Mass.), and junior back Stefanie Kraay (St. Charles, Mo.), were honored for their performance in the ACC Women's Soccer Tournament from Nov. 2-5. Heldadottir picked up her fourth and fifth shutouts of the year as the Blue Devils advanced to the ACC Championship game with wins over 14th-ranked Virginia (0-0, 4-3 on penalty kicks) and fourth-ranked Clemson (1-0). Kraay and Heaps played major roles in the victories as their stingy defense allowed no goals in the first two games of the tournament. Kraay also netted the game-winning penalty kick in the quarterfinal victory over Virginia. Duke, who was defeated by North Carolina 4-0 on Sunday in the championship game, will return to action on Wed. Nov. 8th, when the Blue Devils