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Height: 5'10"
Year: Redshirt Senior
City/State: Massapequa Park, N.Y.
High School: Massapequa


Career Statistics

Career: A tri-captain in 2013, which marked the second straight year she was a tri-captain for the Blue Devils ... moved to the forward position as a junior and flourished scoring 16 goals and notching six assists ... totaled 29 career goals, including nine game-winners … recorded 15 assists … her 29 goals moved her to sixth on Duke’s career goals list ... her 73 points ranked ninth on Duke’s all-time list, while her nine game-winning tallies was tied ninth ... collected six career games with two or more goals, which ranked fourth on the Duke all-time charts ... in the Duke NCAA Tournament record book, ranked second in goals (8) and tied for second in points (18) ... appeared in 93 games.

Redshirt Senior (2013): Tri-Captain ... started 23 matches ... All-ACC Third Team ... Team of the Week (11/26) ... named to Preseason All White Kit Forward of the Year List ... led the team in points with 18 and was second in goals and assists with six of each ... scored two game-winning goals against Texas A&M on Aug. 23 and N.C. State on Oct. 24 ... scored both of Duke’s goals in a 2-2 tie against Arkansas on Nov. 24 in the NCAA Tournament ... saw action in all 24 matches earning 1,975 minutes of playing time.

Redshirt Junior (2012): Tri-Captain … Second Team All-ACC … appeared in 22 games, making 20 starts … her 16 goals ranked second on the Duke single-season list and tied for third in the ACC … recorded six assists … posted 38 points, which is good for fourth on the Duke single-season list and fifth in the ACC … her five multi-goal games set a Duke single-season record … collected four game-winning goals on the year ... ranked 18th nationally in goals per game (72.7%), 19th in points per game (1.73), 13th in goals (16), 17th in points (38) and 53rd in game-winning goals (4) ... tallied multi-goal games against Virginia, Miami (Ohio), Boston College, Southern California and Elon ... scored six goals over her first five games of the season ... her six points against Elon ranked tied for second on Duke’s single-game match records ... DeCesare and Laura Weinberg became Duke’s highest scoring duo in a single season (32) … Primetime Performer … TopDrawerSoccer Player of the Week (11/19) … Player of the Week by TopDrawerSoccer (8/20) … ACC Player of the Week (8/21) … NSCAA National Player of the Week (8/22) … Soccer America Team of the Week (8/22) … TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (9/3) … Soccer America Team of the Week (9/3) … tallied 1,334 minutes played ... moved to the forward position, after playing in the midfield and on defense her first two years.

2012 Summer Action: Played with the New York Athletic Club in the Women’s Professional Summer League (WPSL) ... advanced to the finals of the U.S. National Cup tournament.

Redshirt Sophomore (2011): Appeared in all 27 games and made two starts ... earned ACC All-Tournament Team honors, after scoring a goal against Wake Forest in the tournament ... a key player off the bench, she scored five goals and had one assist on the season ... scored four of her five goals in the postseason ... ranked fifth on the team with 40 shots taken ... scored two goals in the NCAA Tournament, including the game-winning goal over 24th-ranked Long Beach State on Nov. 25, and against Wake Forest in the NCAA College Cup Semifinals on Dec. 2 ... made a key save off the goal line at N.C. State to help lead Duke to the ACC regular season title ... played 1,166 minutes.

Redshirt Freshman (2010): Played in 20 games ... recorded two goals, scoring a goal in each victory over High Point and the win over Clemson ... assisted in the games against Francis Marion and North Carolina for a total of two assists ... took seven shots ... tallied 510 minutes ... member of  a defensive unit that registered 10 shutouts.

Freshman (2009): Did not play due to a torn right ACL.

Regional Team Experience: Member of her ODP Region squad from 2008-09 ... traveled to Russia for the U-19 Regional ODP Tournament ... played in the ODP inter-regional tournament in Mississippi in 2008 ... Ryder Cup Semifinalist in 2007 during her time with the ODP State team of 2007-08 ... named to the Long Island ODP Select team for 2005-06.

High School/Club: Named to the ESPN Rise All-America first team ... four-year letterwinner ... Gatorade Player of the Year for New York ... EA Sports All-America ... a first-team All-State pick as a senior following fourth team honors as a junior ... named to the All-Long Island Team as a senior ... Newsday Long Island Player of the Year ... recipient of the Mike Clarke Award - Nassau County Player of the Year MVP ... three-time All-County selection from 2006-08 ... team captain her senior year ... as a senior, scored a career-high 17 goals in addition to notching seven assists while leading her Nassau County Championship team to a record of 16-1-3 ... over her four-year career, led her team to four consecutive Nassau County Championships, including a state championship as a freshman ... scored seven goals and had five assists as a junior on a team with an overall record of 16-3-1 ... as a sophomore, netted three goals and dished out seven assists ... led her squad to a record of 13-5-1 ... scored one goal as a freshman on the state championship team earning a record of 19-1, while being ranked sixth nationally and first in the state ... played club soccer with the Massapequa Power from the U-10 level to the U-17 level ... team captain of the Power from U-14 to U-17, while earning the title of state champions from 2002-06 and becoming a state finalist in 2007 ... part of the CYO Swim team from 2002-09 where she excelled as a relay record holder and gold medal winner in the CYO finals ... holds the 50m breaststroke record at the 2009 CYO swim finals ... four-year member of the National Honor Society ... member of the National Art Honor Society ... NYS AHPERD Award (Outstanding Physical Education Student of the Year) recipient as a senior ... received the Massapequa Varsity White Letter Award and the Superintendent’s Award as a senior.  

Personal: Full name is Kimberly Mary DeCesare ... was born on August 11, 1991, in Bethpage, N.Y. ... daughter of Bill and Anna DeCesare ... has one younger brother, William (18), who is a sophomore at Virginia ... her cousin, Steve Kachmar, played football at Siena in 2003 and CW Post in 2006 and 2007, while her cousin, Chris Kachmar, played football at Ithaca College in 2007 and 2008 ... her uncle, Donald Christian, is a 1996 graduate of Duke ... looking to possibly pursue a career in sports medicine ... a four-time ACC Honor Roll selection ... a three-time All-ACC Academic Team selection in 2011, 2012 and 2013 ... majored in sociology & evolutionary anthropology.

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