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No Image Four Duke Women's Soccer Players Receive 2002 Post- Season Honors
Women's Soccer 02/19/2003

Feb. 19, 2003 DURHAM, N.C. - Soccer Buzz released their 2002 post-season awards and four Duke women's soccer players were honored. Sophomore Casey McCluskey led the way as she was named to the Honorable Mention All-America team. Listed on the Second Team Freshman All-America was defender Kate Seibert. In the Southeast Region, McCluskey was named to the First Team and senior Liz Wagner was honored on the Third Team. Carolyn Riggs and Seibert were named to the Southeast Region All-Freshman Team. McCluskey has already received 2002 post-season honors as she was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America South Region First Team. The Fairfax Station, Va., native led the Blue Devils with 10 goals, 22 points, four game-winning goals and 76 shots. McCluskey ranked among the leaders in the Atlantic Coast Conference in four categories. The sophomore midfielder was third with 3.80 shots per game, fourth in game-winning goals, tied for sixth in goals scored and ninth with

No Image Duke Receives 8 Women's Soccer Commitments During Signing Period
Women's Soccer 02/11/2003

Feb. 11, 2003 DURHAM, N.C. - Head coach Robbie Church announced that Duke women's soccer has accepted eight commitments during the signing period to attend the university in the fall of 2003. Joining the Blue Devils will be Rachel Cohen (San Diego, Calif.), Darby Kroyer (San Ramon, Calif.), Sarah McCabe (Sarasota, Fla.), Rebecca Moros (Larchmont, N.Y.), Rebekah Fergusson (Charlotte, N.C.), Katie Roark (Gainesville, Fla.), Lauren Tippets (Menlo Park, Calif.) and Jenny Alleva (Durham, N.C.). "We are very excited to have the eight young ladies join our soccer program," said Church. "Each of them will add a unique aspect to our program next fall. Not only are they very good players and will help us continue our teams development, but they are all outstanding young ladies." "We feel this class compares favorably to last year's top 10 class and meets our critical needs from our losses due to graduation," added Church. Kroyer was a midfielder on the U-17 National

No Image Duke's Rebecca Smith Named to New Zealand National Soccer Team
Women's Soccer 01/24/2003

Jan. 24, 2003 DURHAM, N.C. - Duke's Rebecca Smith has been named to the New Zealand National Soccer Team, announced by the organization on Jan. 20. Smith, a native of Rolling Hills, Calif., whose parents are both natives of New Zealand, lettered four seasons as a defender at Duke from 1999-02. For her career, she played in 81 matches with 76 starting assignments. A team captain for the 2002 Blue Devils, Smith finished her career with two goals and five assists. "I'm really proud to be representing the country I've always considered my second home," Smith said. "Hopefully I can make them proud by qualifying for the World Cup. We're shooting to make the trip to China." This past December, Smith returned to New Zealand and was featured on "Soccer Central", a television show produced by SKY TV, discussing her experiences of playing soccer in the United States while creating interest in the World Cup qualifying. The New Zealand team will play a five-match exhibition schedule

No Image Women's Soccer Player Casey McCluskey Receives NSCAA Honors
Women's Soccer 12/10/2002

Dec. 10, 2002 DURHAM, N.C. - Casey McCluskey was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America South Region First Team. The Fairfax Station, Va., native led the Blue Devils with 10 goals, 22 points, four game-winning goals and 76 shots. McCluskey ranked among the leaders in the Atlantic Coast Conference in four categories. The sophomore midfielder was third with 3.80 shots per game, fourth in game-winning goals, tied for sixth in goals scored and ninth with 1.10 points per game. 2002 National Soccer Coaches Association of America South Region Soccer First Team Position Name Yr. College Hometown Goalkeeper Megan Rivera So. Auburn University Miami, Fla. Defender Leslie Gaston Sr. UNC-Chapel Hill Montgomery, Ala. Defender Danielle Murphy Sr. University of Florida Riverhead Sevenoaks, England Defender Catherine Reddick Jr. UNC-Chapel Hill Birmingham, Ala. Midfielder Vanessa Illanes Sr. Jacksonville Plantation, Fla. Midfielder Jennie Leeder Sr. UNC-Charlotte

No Image 24th-Ranked Duke Falls to 12th-Ranked Clemson in ACC Women's Soccer Tournament
Women's Soccer 11/08/2002

Nov. 8, 2002 Box Score TALLAHASSEE, FLA - Second-seeded Clemson scored two goals in the second period to give the Tigers a win over sixth-seeded Duke in the semifinals of the 2002 ACC Women's Soccer Tournament at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Despite outshooting the Tigers 22-20, Duke was unable to capitalize and fell 2-0. Seven minutes into the second period, Clemson's Lindsay Brown headed a pass from Lydia Vandenbergh past Blue Devil goalie Thora Helgadottir. Allison Graham was also credited with an assist on the play. Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year Deliah Arrington gave 12th-ranked Clemson (14-6-0) an insurance goal when Allison Mitchell found Arrington down the middle with just under 12 minutes to play. Arrington shot the ball from in the box at the 78:59 mark to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead. "We played well tonight," stated Duke head coach Robbie Church. "The first goal is always key; I was a little disappointed in that first goal. We had our

No Image #24 Duke vs. #12 Clemson at ACC Tournament
Women's Soccer 11/08/2002

Nov. 8, 2002 Recap #24/- Duke vs #12/14 Clemson (Nov 08, 2002) #24/- Duke vs #12/14 Clemson (Nov 08, 2002) Box Score Short Box Score Soccer Box Score Soccer Box Score (Final) The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer #24/- Duke vs #12/14 Clemson (Nov 08, 2002 at Tallahassee, FL) #24/- Duke (9-9-2) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot #12/14 Clemson (14-6-0) ------------------------------- Date: Nov 08, 2002 Attendance: #24/- Duke.......... 0 0 - 0 Weather: 75 degrees, sunny and wind from the south at 8 MPH #12/14 Clemson...... 0 2 - 2 #24/- Duke #12/14 Clemson Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ GK 18 Thora Helgadottir... - - - - GK 0 Lauren Heos......... - - - - 3 Brigid Bowdell...... 1 1 - - 3 Kate Clifton........ - - - - 4 Casey McCluskey..... 10 5 - - 7 Lindsay Browne...... 9 3 1 - 8 Carolyn Riggs....... 1 - - - 9 Allison Mitchell.... 2 2 - 1 10 Heidi

No Image #24 Duke vs. #18 Virginia at ACC Tournament
Women's Soccer 11/08/2002

Nov. 8, 2002 Recap #24/- Duke vs #18/20 Virginia (Nov 07, 2002) #24/- Duke vs #18/20 Virginia (Nov 07, 2002) Box Score Shot Chart Short Box Score Play-by-Play Soccer Box Score Soccer Box Score (Final) The Automated ScoreBook For Soccer #24/- Duke vs #18/20 Virginia (Nov 07, 2002 at Tallahassee, FL) #24/- Duke (9-8-2, 2-3-2) vs. Goals by period 1 2 Tot #18/20 Virginia (11-6-2, 4-3-0) ------------------------------- Date: Nov 07, 2002 Attendance: 239 #24/- Duke.......... 1 0 - 1 Weather: 70 degrees, sunny, wind 5 MPH #18/20 Virginia..... 0 0 - 0 #24/- Duke #18/20 Virginia Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A Pos ## Player Sh SOG G A ------------------------------------------ ------------------------------------------ GK 18 Thora Helgadottir... - - - - GK 00 Anne Abernethy...... - - - - 3 Brigid Bowdell...... - - - - 3 Julie Napolitano.... 1 - - - 4 Casey McCluskey..... - - - - 4 Kelly Worden........ 1 - - - 8 Carolyn Riggs....... 1 - - - 10 Sarah

No Image Simel Scores Game-Winner to Lead Duke Past Virginia in ACC Women's Soccer Tournament
Women's Soccer 11/07/2002

Nov. 7, 2002 Box Score TALLAHASSEE, FLA - Sophomore Lauren Simel scored the only goal of the match in the first half and junior goalkeeper Thora Helgadottir made seven saves to help 24th-ranked Duke get revenge on 18th-ranked Virginia from an earlier loss this season. The Blue Devils defeated Virginia 1-0 in the second game of the ACC Tournament. Freshman midfielder Heidi Hollenbeck's crossed to Simel in the 26th minute. Simel took the pass and shot into the lower right corner to give Duke the 1-0 lead they wouldn't relinquish. Virginia had several chances to tie the game, but were unable to get the ball past Helgadottir. Like the first match, Virginia outshot the Blue Devils 20-6, but unlike the first match, Duke took advantage of one of their shots to come away with the win. In both matches, the Cavaliers held the Blue Devils to a season-low six shots. With the win over Virginia, the Blue Devils won their third consecutive match and improved to 9-8-2 overall. Even if the

No Image Five Blue Devils Earn Women's Soccer All-ACC Honors
Women's Soccer 11/07/2002

Nov. 6, 2002 Greensboro, N.C. - ACC regular-season champion North Carolina led the 2002 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Soccer teams with five players on the first and second team combined. Clemson, Duke, Maryland, and Virginia had three selections apiece followed by NC State and Wake Forest with two each. Florida State had one player named to the squad. Duke's sophomore midfielder Casey McCluskey and junior goalkeeper Thora Helgadottir were named to the All-ACC First Team, while senior midfielder Liz Wagner was named to the second team. Defender Kate Seibert and forward Carolyn Riggs were named to the All-Freshman Team. Clemson's Deliah Arrington, a senior forward from Pawleys Island, S.C., won the ACC Player of the Year award. She is the Tigers leading scorer with 15 goals. She also leads the team in points with 37. Arrington is a four-time first-team All-ACC selection. North Carolina's Lindsay Tarpley was named ACC Rookie of the Year. Tarpley is North Carolina's

No Image McCluskey Named to Soccer America Team of the Week
Women's Soccer 11/06/2002

Nov. 6, 2002 DURHAM, NC - Sophomore midfielder Casey McCluskey was named to the Soccer America Team of the Week for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3 after scoring the game-winning goal at No. 16 Wake Forest in the Blue Devils' ACC finale. McCluskey also scored one goal and an assist against High Point on Oct. 30. McCluskey leads the Blue Devils with 22 points, 10 goals, four game-winning goals, 66 shots and 36 shots on goal. The Springfield, Va., native is also among the ACC leaders in several categories. She is tied for sixth with .56 goals per game, seventh with 1.22 points per game, third with 3.67 shots per game and tied for third with four game-winning goals. College Women: Soccer America Team of the Week (Week 10: Oct. 28-Nov. 3) Goalkeeper Kati Jo Spisek (Texas AM), Fr. (1) Six saves - including PK stop on Kati McBain - lead Aggies past Texas in Big 12 title-decider Defenders Lindsay Givens (Maryland), Jr. (1) Delivers 1-1 tie with No. 2 North Carolina as throw-in

No Image Duke Women's Soccer Meets Virginia in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals on Thursday
Women's Soccer 11/05/2002

Nov. 5, 2002 DURHAM, N.C. - The 24th-ranked Duke women's soccer team will face 18th-ranked Virginia on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. in Tallahassee, Fla. The ACC Tournament will be played at the Seminole Soccer Complex on the Florida State campus. Virginia holds a slight advantage in the series with a 8-6-5 record over the Blue Devils. Duke has more ties against the Cavaliers than any other school in the history of the Duke women's soccer program Duke (8-8-2 overall, 2-3-2 ACC) is looking for its ninth win of the season. The Blue Devils have won their last two matches and have only two losses in the last seven matches played. Two of the seven games also resulted in a tie, one against 17th-ranked Florida State and one against 2nd-ranked North Carolina. Duke is seeded sixth in the tournament and Virginia (11-5-2, 4-3-0) is the third seed. The Cavaliers defeated the Blue Devils on Oct. 23, 2-0. Sophomore midfielder Casey McCluskey leads the Blue Devils with 10 goals, 22 points

No Image McCluskey Leads Duke Women's Soccer to Victory in Sudden Death
Women's Soccer 11/02/2002

Nov. 2, 2002 Box Score WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The Duke women's soccer team defeated instate rival and ACC foe Wake Forest, 2-1 in sudden death, Saturday night at Spry Stadium. Casey McCluskey scored her fourth game-winning goal and Brigid Bowdell scored her second goal in as many games. Just 37 seconds into overtime, Gwendolyn Oxenham assisted McCluskey for her 10th goal of the season and 22nd point when she shot from 10 yards out from the left side of the field. The Demon Deacons scored first when Alena Thom kicked the ball to Alli Hunt, who crossed it to Sarah Kozey. From the left side of the field, Kozey shot the ball past Duke's goalkeeper, Thora Helgadottir, into the right side of the net at the 31:53 mark . But, the Blue Devils would respond right before halftime. At the 44:05 mark Bowdell dribbled the ball past the goal and then the ball rolled into the goal to tie the game, 1-1. The Blue Devils (8-8-2, 2-3-2) have completed the regular season. Their next match is