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Christina Gibbons
DWS Players in the Pros Update
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 07/01/2017
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DURHAM, N.C.— Several former Duke women’s soccer standouts are competing in the professional ranks.  Check out how the former Blue Devils are performing.  

NWSL

Rebecca Moros – Duke ‘07
FC Kansas City – Defender

Rebecca Moros was reunited with her previous team, FC Kansas City, in a mid-March trade after starting all 17 games in the previous season with the Houston Dash, tallying three assists from the defensive end. Since the trade, Moros has started four matches, competing in six total and helping the team to three wins. FC Kansas City will head home where they will host the Houston Dash on Sunday, July 2 at 8:00 p.m. (ET).

Christina Gibbons – Duke ‘16
FC Kansas City – Defender

Christina Gibbons has made an immediate impact on FC Kansas City alongside fellow Blue Devil, Rebecca Moros. She earned nine starts, but played in all 10 matches, totaling 823 minutes thus far. Gibbons and the rest of the FCKC defense have held opponents to only nine goals this season. FC Kansas City will head home where they will host the Houston Dash on Sunday, July 2 at 8:00 p.m. (ET).

Kim DeCesare – Duke ‘13
Sky Blue FC - Forward

Kim DeCesare made the roster for Sky Blue FC for the third year after an injury plagued her in 2016. Her next match is in Cary, N.C. against the NC Courage on 7/1.

Overseas

Lizzy Raben – Duke ‘17
AC Sparta Praha (Czech Republic)

Lizzy Raben signed with AC Sparta Praha in March and joined the team following graduation from Duke in May.  She immediately tabbed three starts up her arrival and netted a goal in the second match, which helped lead the team to the Domestic Cup title.  Raben started at center back and played 90 minutes in all three contests.  They will play in the Champions League in the fall.


Toni Payne – Duke ‘17
AFC Ajax (Amsterdam)

Up her arrival in Amsterdam, Payne played 70 minutes in two games with AFC Ajax.  She helped lead AFC Ajax to a 2-1 victory over ADO Den Haag to claim the Dutch National Championship.  With the victory, Ajax will play in the Champions League next season. The team finished first in the Eredivisie league.

Natasha Anasi is taking the year off after recently having her first child

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