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Women’s Soccer Lands Nine on All-ACC Academic Team
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/20/2012
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DURHAM, N.C. -  The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) released the 2011 All-ACC Academic Team on Monday with Duke leading all schools with nine selections.  Receiving honors for the Blue Devils were Tara Campbell, Kelly Cobb, Kim DeCesare, Maddy Haller, Libby Jandl, Kaitlyn Kerr, Nicole Lipp, Mollie Pathman and Laura Weinberg

To be eligible for All-ACC Academic Team consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

Campbell, who is out of Cincinnati, Ohio, earned honors for the third straight year after posting a school-record 13 shutouts and 22 victories in goal for the Blue Devils.  Campbell earned NSCAA Second Team All-Southeast Region honors and All-ACC second team accolades.  She is majoring in Civil Engineering.

Earning All-ACC Academic Team honors for the second straight year were Haller, Kerr, Pathman and Weinberg.

A product of South Salem, N.Y., Haller started all 27 games on the defensive end for the Blue Devils, which totaled a school-record 16 shutouts on the season.  She is majoring in History and African American Studies. 

A 2011 NSCAA Third Team All-America, Kerr collected a tied for team-best 11 goals to go along with five assists on the season.  A total of six of her 11 goals were game-winners on the year.  Kerr, who is out of Bensalem, Pa., became Duke’s all-time NCAA Tournament leader in goals scored with six in only two years.  She was also a first team All-ACC selection.

Pathman, who is a product of Durham, N.C., was an All-ACC second team and NCAA College Cup All-Tournament team honoree as a sophomore.  She notched six goals and a team-high 11 assists on the season, while registering three game-winning goals.

A native of Boca Raton, Fla., Weinberg tallied eight goals and four assists up front at the forward slot for Duke and owns 18 career goals in just two years with the Blue Devils.  Weinberg was also Academic All-District III selection and All-ACC second team honoree.

One of the top freshmen in the nation in 2011, Cobb came in an made an immediate impact with the Blue Devils registering 11 goals and nine assists.  Cobb, who is out of Chugiak, Alaska, was a Soccer America All-Freshman team, All-ACC Freshman, All-ACC second team and NSCAA Second Team All-Region honoree.  Her six game-winning goals was tied for the ACC lead. 

A 5-10 midfielder, DeCesare tallied five goals and one assist on the year for the Blue Devils.  DeCesare, who is from Massapequa Park, N.Y., earned ACC All-Tournament team honors and is majoring in Evolutionary Anthropology and Sociology.

One of the defenders who led Duke to a school-record 16 shutouts on the season and played a team-high 2,366 minutes on the team, Jandl earned honors in 2011.  A Psychology major and native of Mission Hills, Kan., Jandl also notched two assists on the season and helped lead the Blue Devils to a 0.48 goals-against average.

Lipp, a product of Lake Forest, Ill., tallied two goals and six assists on the season.  The 5-9 midfielder earned NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team honors after posting two assists in the NCAA College Cup semifinal contest versus Wake Forest.  She is majoring in History.

The 2011 Blue Devils advanced to its first NCAA College Cup since 1992, won a school-record 22 contests and registered its first ACC Regular Season title since 1995.  The Blue Devils knocked off Wake Forest in the semifinals, 4-1, before falling to No. 1 Stanford, 1-0, in the national championship game.  

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