After starting all 23 matches for the Blue Devils on the defensive end, rising senior Heidi Hollenbeck is one of 10 starters returning for Duke in 2005. A product of Hartland, Wis., Hollenbeck sat down with GoDuke.com this week to talk about the spring season, the summer and next year.
Duke Women's Soccer Head Coach Robbie Church announced on Tuesday that senior's Carolyn Ford and Katie Seibert and junior Darby Kroyer have been named tri-captains for the 2005 season, which were selected by a team-wide vote.
May 31, 2005 2005 Schedule in PDF FormatDownload Free Acrobat Reader DURHAM, N.C.-- Duke Women's Soccer head coach Robbie Church released the 2005 women's soccer schedule on Tuesday, which includes matches against 12 squads who advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2004. The Blue Devils stand ready though, as they return 10 of 11 starters and 24 letterwinners in all from a squad that collected a 15-8 record last year and advanced to the NCAA Tournament final 16. The Blue Devils kick off the season on August 26, hosting UNC-Greensboro before traveling to William Mary. Duke will then head down Tobacco Road to Chapel Hill to compete in the UNC Nike Tournament, playing Yale and Davidson over Labor Day weekend. The Blue Devils will also host the annual Duke Adidas Classic, which will feature NCAA Tournament teams North Carolina, San Diego and UAB. The Classic will be played on September 16 and 18 at Koskinen Stadium, with two games being played on each day. In ACC action,
May 22, 2005 CARSON, CALIF.--Duke University women's soccer team members Lorraine Quinn and Christie McDonald traveled out to Carson, Calif., this weekend to participate in the United States Women's National Team's largest-ever training camp from May 22-28 at the Home Depot Center. The Blue Devil duo will train with the U.S. U-20 team along with 30 other players. The U-20 team will train along with 32 members of the U-21 team also. This will mark the first training camp for the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team since the move from U-19s after FIFA shifted the age group of its only youth world championship for women up a year. It will also give new U.S. U-20 head coach Tim Schulz a first look at his pool as he begins to form the team that will attempt to qualify for the 2006 FIFA U-20 Women's World Championship to be held in Russia. Several of the players in camp with the U-21s are also age-eligible for the U-20s (which feature players born on or after Jan. 1, 1986). Quinn, a
May 9, 2005 Aaron Fenton and Casey McCluskey have been named Duke University's top male and female senior student-athletes, announced on Monday by department officials. Fenton, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., has helped the Blue Devil men's lacrosse team to a school record 14 wins this season along with the ACC regular season title and a current national ranking of number two. The senior goalkeeper leads the league in both goals against average (6.62) and save percentage (.628) and received All-ACC and ACC All-Tournament honors. Duke enters the 2005 NCAA Tournament as the number two seed, and will host Fairfield on Saturday at 1 p.m. "We could not be more proud of Aaron," said Duke head men's lacrosse coach Mike Pressler. "This is a well-deserved and very prestigious honor. Aaron put in his time, waiting in the wings for his chance and he seized the opportunity over the past two seasons. He has played a very large role in our team's success this year." After guiding Duke's
May 5, 2005 With the 2005 spring season complete, Duke women's soccer head coach Robbie Church sat down with GoDuke.com to talk about the spring, the upcoming summer and next season. GoDuke.com: How would you rate how the spring season ended up? Robbie Church: I thought we had a very good spring season. It was different in the sense that we had big numbers that were returning. We had larger numbers, which lets us expand what we were doing in the spring. I was very happy. We don't spend a lot of time in the tactical situations in the spring; we spend a lot of time on development and individual players in the spring. And I think our players got better. I think we made a lot of progress in the weight room and technically becoming a better team. I thought overall our spring was very productive. GoDuke.com: What are your main goals to accomplish in the spring? Robbie Church: Development, no question about it. Like I said, we don't do a lot of stuff on tactical, you know
April 27, 2005 Getting ready to finish up her sophomore year at Duke, Lauren Tippets sat down with GoDuke.com this week to talk about the spring soccer season, the upcoming summer and next season. A native of Menlo Park, Calif., Tippets saw action in all 23 contests for Duke last season, while scoring two goals and assisting on seven others. GoDuke.com: How was the spring season for the Blue Devils? Lauren Tippets: I think it went really well. Our team got a lot stronger working with Anne [Tamporello], who is the new strength coach, and I think we were very really productive with [Jeff] Houser, our speed coach. Our spring games went well and everybody got a chance to play, which is nice, so I think it's a good start for fall. GoDuke.com: Did you think the team improved even though you were without some starters with injuries? Lauren Tippets: Yeah, having less people in practice we were all working together all the time. GoDuke.com: What is the spring season like?
Michael Hatch and Stephanie Istvan were both honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference office as recipients of the Weaver-James-Corrigan postgraduate scholarship. Additionally, Johanna Bischof received the Pat Thacker scholarship and Casey McCluskey was awarded the Weaver-James-Corrigan Honorary Award.
Feb. 3, 2005 DURHAM, N.C. - Duke University women's soccer head coach Robbie Church announced the addition of five commitments for the 2005 campaign on Thursday. Christie McDonald of Newnan, Ga., Cassidy Powers of San Ramon, Calif., Sheila Kramer of Camp Hill, Pa., Kelly Hathorn of Durham, N.C. and Kelly McCann of Carlsbad, Calif., will all attend Duke University in the fall and play soccer. "We are very excited about this recruiting class as we bring in five quality players, which will provide depth to our roster that we have needed," said Church. "It is a versatile class that will provide us with a great deal of change for our program. Three of the players can play in the back and that has been one area that we have not had as much depth." A player-by-player listing is below: Christie McDonald 5-8 #149; Forward #149; Newnan, Ga. #149; Newnan H.S. Registered 81 goals and 31 assists over her first three years of high school varsity soccer ... 2004 NSCAA/adidas Youth
Jan. 10, 2005 DURHAM, N.C. - After a stellar four-year career at Duke, senior Casey McCluskey was rewarded by Soccer Buzz over the weekend as she was named second team All-America, which marks the highest honor of her Blue Devil career. The 5-6 native of Springfield, Va., McCluskey finished with 16 goals, eight assists, 40 points and nine game-winning goals. Her 40 points tied the Duke single-season record and her 16 goals was two shy of the team mark. She was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year in 2004, while ranking second in the ACC in goals scored (16), led the ACC in points (40) and led the ACC in game-winning goals (9). McCluskey set Duke records with two or more goals scored in four straight games; six straight games with at least one goal scored and tied the single-game record with three goals against Davidson. McCluskey had been named Soccer Buzz honorable mention All-America in each of her first three years at Duke. For her career, McCluskey finished with 40
Jan. 6, 2005 DURHAM, N.C. - Six Duke women's soccer players earned Soccer Buzz All-Southeast Region accolades as well as Carolyn Ford and Carmen Bognanno have been named to the NSCAA/adidas South Region Scholar Athlete All-America team. Bognanno was selected second team, while Ford earned third team Scholar Athlete All-America honors. For the first time in their careers, Ford and Bognanno earned Scholar All-America honors after performing well on the field and in the classroom. Ford, a native of Bethesda, Md., collected a 3.411 grade point average and was also a NSCAA/adidas All-Region selection. The 5-8 center back led the Duke defense to 12 shutouts on the season, while starting all 23 contests. Ford collected two goals and 10 assists for 14 points on the year. Her 10 assists ranked tied for seventh in the ACC. For her career, Ford owns 19 assists which ranks fourth on Duke's all-time list. Bognanno compiled a 3.423 grade point average and started 21 of 23 contests for the
Dec. 13, 2004 DURHAM, N.C. - After leading the Duke women's soccer team to its most victories in 10 years and guiding the Blue Devils to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, Head Coach Robbie Church was awarded the 2004 NSCAA/adidas South Region Coach of the Year on Monday. Church led Duke to a 15-8 overall record with a team that boasted only three seniors in 2004. The Blue Devils began the season winning two of their first four contests, but then went on an eight-match win streak that included victories over 19th-ranked Wake Forest and ninth-ranked Florida State. During the streak, the Blue Devils did not allow a goal in seven of the eight games. In the NCAA Tournament, the Blue Devils traveled to second-ranked Virginia and upset the Cavaliers, 3-0, to advance to NCAA Sweet 16. It marked one of the biggest victories in Duke women's soccer history. Church's defense finished the season with 12 shutouts and of the eight losses on the year, five were by one goal. In the national