Tara Campbell, Kim DeCesare, Maddy Haller, Erin Koballa, Kaitlyn Kerr, Mollie Pathman, Laura Weinberg and Cassie Pecht.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
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