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No Image Duke Names Robbie Church Head Women's Soccer Coach
Women's Soccer 07/09/2001

July 9, 2001 DURHAM, N.C. -- Robbie Church, the head women's soccer coach at Vanderbilt the past two seasons, was named women's soccer coach at Duke on Monday, Director of Athletics Joe Alleva announced. "I am extremely excited and proud to be named the head women's soccer coach at Duke University," said Church. "It has been a lifelong dream of mine to become a part of Duke University and its athletic tradition." As a women's college coach, Church compiled a 87-49-9 overall record in two years at Vanderbilt and five years at UNC Charlotte. He also coached men's college teams at East Carolina (1982-84), Belmont Abbey (1985-89) and Lynn University (1990). Throughout his 15 years as a college head coach, Church has amassed a record of 177-107-14 (.617). He was recognized as the Carolinas Conference and NAIA Coach of the Year in 1989 and the Conference USA Coach of the Year in 1997. In addition, Church was the NAIA South Region Coach of the Year in 1988 and 1989. He was also tabbed

No Image 2000 Results
Women's Soccer 06/28/2001

2000 Results

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Women's Soccer 06/28/2001

2000 Final Statistics

No Image Duke Women's Soccer Coach Bill Hempen Resigns
Women's Soccer 06/05/2001

June 5, 2001 DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke women's soccer coach Bill Hempen, who started the Blue Devils' program in 1988, has resigned to accept the head coaching position at the University of Colorado. The resignation is effective immediately. "Bill Hempen started the women's soccer program at Duke and has been an integral part of the growth of the program," said Duke Director of Athletics Joe Alleva. "We wish him well and thank him for his 15 years of service to Duke. I will miss him." "Duke has been such an important part of my life which makes this decision very difficult," said Hempen. "I've grown into a man here. But as you become a man, you have other responsibilities such as family. This decision is based on the happiness of my family. I have many great friends and great memories here and I will forever be a Duke fan." Hempen has been at Duke since 1986. He started as an assistant coach for the men's team before becoming the first women's head coach at Duke in 1988. Since

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,