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Delaney

Graham

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Defender
Height: 5'6"
Year: Freshman
City/State: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: The Westminster Schools
Experience: High School

Bio

Awards/Honors: 2018 TopDrawerSoccer Preseason Best XI Freshman Team.

2018 - Freshman (Stats): Appeared in all nine matches this year, logging starts in eight of those contests and playing 636 minutes … Made her collegiate debut in Duke's 2-0 opening day victory against No. 23 Ohio State (Aug. 16), playing 62 minutes as a substitute … Logged the first start of her career against Illinois (Aug. 19), playing 67 minutes and recorded two shots, including one off the right post … Played the full 90 minutes for the first time in her career as Duke defeated Providence, 2-1, on Sept. 2 … Recorded the first point of her career with an assist against Nebraska (Sept. 6) … Picked up the second assist of her career in Duke's ACC-opening 4-0 win at Syracuse on Sept. 16.

High School: A three-year starter as an outside back and forward at The Westminster Schools … Did not play her senior year due to participation in the NTH Development Academy … Captured State and Region Championships all three seasons … Played in 20 games her junior season, scoring 20 goals and tallying 12 assists … Was named All-Southeast Region Team and earned the Golden Ball Award for Most Valuable Player … Also a start for the varsity cross country, track & field and basketball programs … Four-time state and region champion with the cross country squad … Was named All-State and All-Metro her freshman and junior years … Was tabbed a team captain her senior year and went on to earn the Exemplary Performance and Contribution Award … Earned the Outstanding Performance Award her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons … A shooting guard and small forward her sophomore and junior years for the basketball program and earned the Best Defense Award after her junior season … Began her track & field season in mid-February … Named to the National Honor Society her senior year … Earned Honor Roll accolades all four years of high school … Awarded the 2017 Gertrude Weaver Award for Excellence in History of the Modern World her junior year … Member of the Westminster Wildcat Senior Spirit Team and the Westminster Women’s A Capella.

Club: Played for NASA Tophat Development Academy (2017-18), ECNL (2015-17, USYS National League/Southern Regional Premier League (2013-15) … Currently with the NTH Development Academy U18/19 squad … Missed eight fall season games with torn meniscus/surgical repair, but has returned to start several contests and has even been a threat on the offensive end as well … Was a National Championship Semifinalist with NTH ECNL U18/19 and finished second in the Southeast Division … Captured the Southeast Division Championship with Tophat Soccer Club ECNL U17 … During 2014-15, won the USYS National League Division, USYS Region III and Georgia State Cup championships with Tophat Soccer Club Gold U16 … While with Tophat Soccer Club Gold U15, finished as a USYS National Championship Semifinalist and captured USYS National League Division and Georgia State Cup titles.

Personal: Born Delaney Marie Graham on Sept. 14, 1999 in Richmond, Va. … Daughter of Chris and Marie Graham of Atlanta, Ga. … Has one sister, Maggie Graham (15) … After being recruited to play basketball, her father opted to join the varsity crew team at Cornell from 1986-89 … From 1990-93, while in law school, her father was the co-head coach of the Tulane women’s club soccer team … Volunteered with Habitat for Humanity her junior and senior years … Has a passion for singing and was a finalist in the Honors Performance Series, performing with other singers from all over the world at Carnegie Hall. 

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