DURHAM, N.C.—Duke University senior defender Sebastien Ibeagha added another honor to his list this season as he was selected to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Best XI Third Team. He is one of eight ACC players named across the three teams and is listed as the No. 24 collegiate player according to TDS.
Recently named to the NSCAA All-America third team, Ibeagha anchored Duke’s backline throughout his career. He is a three-time All-ACC selection, including winning first team honors the past two, and was voted the 2012 ACC Defensive Player of the Year after helping Duke to nine shutouts and 0.70 goals against average.
This past season, the Missouri City, Texas native played all but 17 minutes at center back. He led the Blue Devils to seven shutouts and a 0.93 goals against average and added two goals to the offensive effort. He was named to the All-ACC first team for his efforts and collected his second consecutive NSCAA All-South Region first team award.
A starter in all 70 contests at Duke, Ibeagha has played 6,379 minutes, scored eight goals and provided three assists while anchoring the Blue Devil backline to 26 shutouts in his career.
Duke finished 2013 with an 8-5-6 overall record after finishing the regular season on an eight-game unbeaten streak. The Blue Devils fell to top-ranked and NCAA semifinalist Notre Dame in a narrow 1-0 contest in the ACC Quarterfinals to close out the year.