July 27, 2004 Mid-Summer Update On Duke Women's Soccer With two weeks remaining before the Blue Devils report to campus on August 10, here is an update on what some of the Duke women's soccer team has been up to this summer. The Blue Devils return nine starters off of its 14-7-1 team. Senior Casey McCluskey Casey spent the first part of the summer in Spain for summer school. She spent most of her time in Madrid, but also traveled to Barcelona, Malaga, San Sebastian, Toledo, Sevilla, Granada and Cordoba. She took two courses there-Spanish Art History and Culture of Spain. For the rest of the summer, Casey will be working in Washington, D.C. as intern for Booz Allen Hamilton in the Global Operations Department. Junior Carolyn Ford Carolyn played for the W-league Carolina Dynamo during May and June while in summer school. Since returning to the DC area she is starting at center back or outside back for the Washington Freedom. She recently played at RFK Stadium for
June 29, 2004 Here are some pictures of the Duke women's soccer residential camp, which is taking place from June 26-30 on the Duke campus. The came is ages 12-18.
May 11, 2004 DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University Head Women's Soccer Coach Robbie Church announced on Tuesday the hiring of Ed Moore from the University of Evansville as assistant coach in charge of the goalkeepers. "We are very excited to have Ed join our program at Duke," said Church. "He has done an unbelievable job of preparing himself for a coaching position and has worked very hard to get experience. He did a great job last year working with the men's and women's programs at Evansville and will be a big plus for our program in coaching our goalkeepers." Moore, a 2004 graduate of Evansville, was the men's and women's soccer assistant coach in 2003-04 as he was responsible for training the goalkeepers, arranged travel, scouting, organized summer camps, video editing and recruiting. "I am very thankful that Duke has given me the opportunity to be a part of their staff," said Moore. "I look forward to working with the team and sharing my goalkeeping knowledge with them. I will
Coaches No.NAME Cl.Pos.HTHometown (High School) 17Jenny AllevaFRF/M5-5Durham, N.C. (Riverside) 2Carmen BognannoSOM5-2St. Louis, Mo. (Lafayette) 9Rachel-Rose CohenFRD5-4San Diego, Calif. (Torrey Pines) 24Rebekah FergussonFRD5-6Charlotte, N.C. (Myers Park) 30Carolyn FordSOCB5-8Bethesda, Md. (St. Andrew's Episcopal) 13Kelly HarrisSRD5-7Dallas, Texas (Ursuline Academy) 18Thora HelgadottirSRGK5-6Kopavogur, Iceland (Menntaskolinni Reykjavik) 10Heidi HollenbeckSOM5-6Hartland, Wisc. (Arrowhead) 7Darby KroyerFRM5-7San Ramon, Calif. (California) 11Shelly MarshallSOM5-6Arcadia, Calif. (Arcadia) 15Sarah McCabeFRF5-8Sarasota, Fla. (Sarasota)
April 19, 2004 QA With Duke Freshman Rebecca Moros Moros is a native of Larchmont, N.Y., who came in as a freshman and started the final 11 games of the season. She finished with three goals and two assists for eight points and posted the game-winning goal against Gardner-Webb. This spring she traveled to Mexico with the Under-19 United Stats Women's National team. What were your first thoughts when you learned that you had made the USA under-19 team? I was very happy. It was a great compliment to know that some of the best coaches in the country wanted me to be there. That's something that I have been working towards for a long time, so it felt great. What did it feel like to represent the United States? It was pretty exciting to put on the jersey for the first time. You're going to be heckled and the refs are going to be totally against you, but it was hard not to enjoy the experience regardless of whatever was going on out there. How did your team perform in
April 7, 2004 DURHAM, N.C. - On Wednesday, women's soccer head coach Robbie Church announced the promotion of Billy Lesesne to associate head coach at Duke University effective immediately. Lesesne just completed his third season at Duke and has worked with Church for the past five years. Over the past two seasons, Lesesne and Church have brought in top-eight recruiting classes at Duke and led the Blue Devils to a 14-7-3 record in 2003. "Billy is a very important part of our program here at Duke University," said Church. "He is involved with on the field training, recruiting, directing camps, scouting, as well as many other duties. He has worked extremely hard and is dedicated to the soccer program here at Duke. We are extremely excited to be able to reward him with this." Lesesne joined Church on the Vanderbilt coaching staff in 1999 and prior to joining the Commodore staff he was the head coach of the men's and women's soccer programs at his alma mater, Erskine College, for
March 4, 2004 DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University women's soccer head coach Robbie Church released the 2004 women's soccer schedule on Thursday, which includes nine teams who advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2003. The Blue Devils return 19 letterwinners off its 14-7-1 squad which advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament last season and welcome another stellar recruiting class to the mix. The highlight of the slate includes a trip to Honolulu, Hawaii for six days to play the University of Hawaii and Long Beach State on Sept. 10 and 11. Duke will open the 2004 season at Tennessee on Aug. 27 in Knoxville, Tenn. The Lady Vols advanced to the final 16 of the NCAA Tournament last season and concluded the season with a 17-4-2 mark. Duke will also travel to Chapel Hill for the Nike Carolina Classic to play against Kennesaw State and Florida. The Blue Devils will open its home slate on Aug. 29 against Elon and will host the annual Duke adidas Classic, which features the
Feb. 18, 2004 DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University women's soccer head coach Robbie Church announced the addition of five commitments for the 2004 campaign on Wednesday. Lorraine Quinn of Farmingdale, N.Y., Allison Lipsher of Honolulu, Hawaii, Andrea Crane of Springboro, Ohio, Tara Davison of Kenosha, Wis., and Emily Barnes of Cincinnati, Ohio, will all attend Duke University in the fall and play soccer. "We are very excited about the five student-athletes we have brought in," said Church. "We think all five of them are the type of young ladies that we want to continue to build our soccer program around. All of them will contribute to us both on and off the field in many positive ways. We were also able to address some of our needs at goalkeeper and on the offensive end." A player-by-player listing is below: Lorraine Quinn 5-2 * Midfielder * Farmingdale, N.Y. * Farmingdale HS Member of U-19 United States Women's National Team and U-17 United States Women's National Team ...
Feb. 10, 2004 DURHAM, N.C. - Soccer Buzz has released its All-America teams with two Blue Devils garnering honors. Sophomore defender Kate Seibert was named third team All-America and junior midfielder Casey McCluskey was selected honorable mention All-America after leading Duke to a 14-7-1 record in 2003. McCluskey, a native of Springfield, Va., collected five goals, five assists and 15 points, which ranked tied for second on the Duke squad in 2003. For her career, the 5-6 midfielder has scored 24 goals, had seven assists and totaled 55 points. Her 55 points ranks eighth on Duke's all-time list, while her 24 goals is tied fourth. She is a two-time first team All-ACC selection. A product of Downingtown, Pa., Seibert was one of the top defenders in the ACC as she helped the Blue Devils register nine shutouts in 2003. Seibert also notched six goals and two assists on the season and was named second team All-ACC. Freshman Rachel Rose-Cohen was also named to the Jewish Sports
Jan. 30, 2004 DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University junior Casey McCluskey, sophomore Kate Seibert, senior Thora Helgadottir and freshman Darby Kroyer were each honored by Soccer Buzz this week when its All-Southeast Region teams were released. Both McCluskey and Seibert were named to the first team, while Helgadottir earned third team accolades and Kroyer was selected to the All-Freshman team. McCluskey, a native of Springfield, Va., collected five goals, five assists and 15 points, which ranked tied for second on the Duke squad in 2003. For her career, the 5-6 midfielder has scored 24 goals, had seven assists and totaled 55 points. Her 55 points ranks eighth on Duke's all-time list, while her 24 goals is tied fourth. She is a two-time first team All-ACC selection. A product of Downingtown, Pa., Seibert was one of the top defenders in the ACC as she helped the Blue Devils register nine shutouts in 2003. Seibert also notched six goals and two assists on the season and was named
Jan. 20, 2004 DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University rising senior Casey McCluskey has been invited to participate in the Under-21 United States Women's Soccer National Team training camp from Jan. 23 through Feb. 1 in Carson, Calif. A Springfield, Va., product, McCluskey will travel to the National Training Center for 10 days and depending on how the camp goes she could be named to the Under-21 team, which will play in the Nordic Cup on July 19-30, 2004 in Iceland. This marks the first U.S. National Team training camp McCluskey has been invited to after having a very successful college campaign for three years at Duke. McCluskey arrived at Duke as a freshman and was named ACC Rookie of the Year and since then has been named first team All-ACC in each of her last two years. For her career, the 5-6 midfielder has scored 24 goals, had seven assists and totaled 55 points. Her 55 points ranks eighth on Duke's all-time list, while her 24 goals is tied fourth. Duke finished the 2003
Dec. 9, 2003 DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University senior Thora Helgadottir, junior Casey McCluskey and sophomore Kate Seibert were each selected to the 2003 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Southeast Region Soccer Team on Tuesday. Helgadottir, a Kopavogur, Iceland native, was voted the top goalkeeper in the region as she was selected to the first team, which included 11 players (one goalkeeper, three defenders, three midfielders and four forwards). Both McCluskey and Seibert earned second team accolades. A three-time first team All-ACC selection, Helgadottir started 17 games in goal for the Blue Devils and registered a 1.38 goals against average and four shutouts. In her career, Helgadottir ranked second on the Duke charts with 17 shutouts. McCluskey took on a different role this season in the midfield for the Blue Devils, which cut down on her scoring, but the junior was an anchor for Duke in 2003. McCluskey finished the season with five goals and five assists