DURHAM, N.C. – A region high five Blue Devils were tabbed All-East Region by the United Soccer Coaches on Wednesday, as Imani Dorsey, Rebecca Quinn, EJ Proctor and Schuyler DeBree earned first team laurels and Kayla McCoy was tabbed second team.
Dorsey, who is also the 2017 ACC Offensive Player of the Year and a semifinalist for the 2017 MAC Hermann Trophy, has been the senior leader of a dominant Duke attack in 2017. She tops the Blue Devils with 38 points and is tied for the lead with 14 goals, pacing an offense that has posted 171 points and 60 goals, which stands second and third in the nation. Dorsey’s 14 scores are top 15 nationally, helping a Duke offense that has produced the nation’s eighth-best scoring offense with 2.40 goals per game. The Elkridge, Md., native is also a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and a CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District honoree.
One of the top players in the world and a bronze medalist for the Canadian National Team in the 2016 Rio Olympics, Quinn has established herself as one of the best to wear the Blue and White. The redshirt senior was named 2017 ACC Midfielder of the Year, becoming the first player in school history to receive the honor. The Toronto native has scored three goals this season, tying a career high, while setting a new career best with 10 points. Quinn was also tabbed a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy on Tuesday.
Proctor has been nearly flawless in goal this season, as the First Team All-ACC star has allowed just 10 goals and shut out 13 opponents, tying the school’s single-season mark. She also upped her career total to 34, tying Melissa Carr (1992-95) for the program’s career record. On the year, Proctor is sixth nationally in shutouts, while standing seventh with a .366 goals against average and 24th with a .855 save percentage.
Commanding one of the best backlines in the country has been DeBree, the 2017 ACC Defensive Player of the Year. DeBree has started all 25 matches this season, playing a team-high 2,231 minutes and going the full time in 21 contests. The Fair Haven, N.J., native has led a defensive unit that has shut down a school record 17 opponents this season, including a school best eight ACC opponents. DeBree also contributed a goal, as she scored the first of her career off a 45-yard free kick at Boston College (Oct. 19), landing at No. 6 on SportsCenter’s Top 10.
Rounding out Duke’s honorees is McCoy, who is tied for the team lead with a career-high 14 goals this season. The All-ACC First Team honoree missed the final 14 matches of 2016, but returned this season to start in every contest and record career highs in goals, points (35) and assists (7). She has also tallied a team-high two multi-goal games this year, earning braces at West Virginia (Sept. 8) and Syracuse (Oct. 22).
The five honorees and the rest of the Blue Devils are just two wins away from claiming the first national championship in program history. They will head to Orlando, Fla., to take on the UCLA Bruins Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET in the NCAA College Cup Semifinals. The match will be nationally televised on ESPNU from Orlando City Stadium.
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