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Senior Erin Koballa
Eight Blue Devils Named to All-ACC Women’s Soccer Team
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/01/2013
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DURHAM, N.C.-  The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) released the 2012 All-ACC Women’s Soccer Academic Team on Friday with Duke leading all schools with eight selections.  Receiving honors for the Blue Devils were Tara Campbell, Kim DeCesare, Maddy Haller, Erin Koballa, Kaitlyn Kerr, Mollie Pathman, Laura Weinberg and Cassie Pecht

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.  Duke led all ACC institutions with eight selections, while Florida State followed with seven. Boston College, North Carolina, Virginia, Wake Forest each had four honorees apiece.

Campbell, who is out of Cincinnati, Ohio, earned honors for the fourth straight year after totaling three shutouts, 53 saves and a 1.13 goals-against average in 2012.  A Civil Engineering major, Campbell concluded her career ranking second at Duke in saves (302), goals-against average (0.91) and third in shutouts (30).  She became the first four-time member of the All-ACC academic team for Duke.

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

A product of South Salem, N.Y., Haller played in all 23 matches, while starting 15 games on the defensive end for the Blue Devils.  Haller helped lead Duke to six shutouts on the season.  She is majoring in History and African American Studies. 

A 2011 NSCAA Third Team All-America, Kerr notched eight goals, seven assists and 23 points this past season at the midfield position.  The 5-5 junior was a third team All-Southeast Region selection in 2012 for her efforts.  A native of Bensalem, Pa., Kerr is majoring in Psychology.

Pathman, who is a product of Durham, N.C., missed the first seven games of the season while representing the United States at the U-20 World Cup in Japan.  After joining the team in September, Pathman started 14-of-16 matches and assisted on six goals.  Her lone goal scored was the game-winner against second-ranked Virginia in the NCAA Tournament.  Pathman is majoring in Psychology along with a Markets and Management certificate.

A native of Boca Raton, Fla., Weinberg registered a school-record 44 points in 2012 as she scored 16 goals and assisted on 12 others for the Blue Devils.  She notched four multi-goal games and posted five game-winning goals on the season.  Weinberg is majoring in Sociology and History along with a Markets and Management certificate.

DeCesare moved to the forward position in 2012 and flourished with a career-high 16 goals to go along with six assists and 38 points.  She was a second team All-ACC selection and set a Duke single-season record for most multi-goal games with five.  A native of Massapequa Park, N.Y., DeCesare is majoring in Evolutionary Anthropology and Sociology.

For the first time in her career, Koballa earned All-ACC Academic team accolades.  A four-year starter on the defensive end, Koballa played in 93 career games and made 89 starts over her career.  She helped lead Duke to a total of 41 shutouts in four years.  Koballa, who is out of Wilmington, N.C., is majoring in Psychology.

Pecht, a product of Mechanicsville, Pa., is coming off a standout season as a rookie for the Blue Devils. She tallied an NCAA-best 15 assists on the season on her way to being named the National Freshman of the Year and ACC Rookie of the Year.  The midfielder/forward added six goals and 27 points.

As a team, Duke advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight for the fourth time out of the last six years before falling, 1-0, at top-seeded Penn State.  The Blue Devils posted a 15-6-2 overall record on the year.

Player                                   Class      School                   Major
Zoe Lambard                      Jr.           Boston College  Biology/Premed
Stephanie McCaffrey            So.          Boston College  Management
McKenzie Meehan                 Fr.           Boston College Undeclared
Madison Meehan                  Fr.           Boston College  Undeclared
Liska Dobberstein                So.          Clemson              Health Science
Maddy Elder                      Sr.           Clemson              Biological Sciences
Tara Campbell                   Sr.           Duke                     Civil Engineering
Kim DeCesare                    Sr.           Duke                     Evolutionary Anthropology
Maddy Haller                     Sr.           Duke                     History and African American Studies
Erin Koballa                         Sr.           Duke                     Psychology
Kaitlyn Kerr                         Jr.           Duke                     Psychology
Mollie Pathman                    Jr.           Duke                     Psychology
Laura Weinberg                   Jr.           Duke                     Sociology
Cassie Pecht                       Fr.           Duke                     Undeclared
Tiana Brockway                 Sr.           Florida State       Psychology
Jamia Fields                        So.          Florida State       Psychology
Ines Jaurena                      Sr.           Florida State       International Affairs
Kassey Kallman                 Jr.           Florida State       Management
Tiffany McCarty                                GS          Florida State       Sport Management
Jessica Price                       GS          Florida State       Sport Psychology
Casey Short                        GS          Florida State       Sport Management
Rebecca Kaplan                   Sr.           Maryland             Family Sciences
Ashley Spivey                    Fr.           Maryland             Undecided
Olivia Wagner                    Sr.           Maryland             Women’s Studies
Kate Howarth                    Sr.           Miami                   Sport Administration
Emily Lillard                         So.          Miami                  Sport Administration
Jasmine Paterson            Fr.           Miami                   Art
Amber Brooks                   Sr.           North Carolina   Communication Studies
Adelaide Gay                     R-Sr.      North Carolina   Business Administration
Kelly McFarlane                     Jr.           North Carolina   Pharmacy
Kealia Ohai                          Jr.           North Carolina   Journalism and Mass Communication
Caroline Gentry                    Fr.           NC State              Nutrition
Jennie Krauser                  Jr.           NC State              Communication
Meagan Proper                    Jr.           NC State              Sport Management
Morgan Brian                     So.          Virginia                 Kinesiology
Danielle Colaprico            So.          Virginia                 Undeclared
Makenzy Doniak              Fr.           Virginia                 Undeclared
Kate Norbo                         Sr.           Virginia                 Kinesiology
Shannon Mayrose           Jr.           Virginia Tech      Human Development
Ashley Meier                     Fr.           Virginia Tech      Psychology
Jazmine Reeves                  Jr.           Virginia Tech      Management
Aubrey Bledsoe                    Jr.           Wake Forest      Health & Exercise Science
Jackie Logue                       Sr.           Wake Forest      Accountancy
Maria Park                          Sr.           Wake Forest      Business & Enterprise Management
Katie Stengel                     Jr.           Wake Forest      Health & Exercise Science