DURHAM, N.C. – A standout season on the field and in the classroom for Imani Dorsey was recognized on the national level Thursday, as the senior was tabbed College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Second Team.
This is Dorsey’s second CoSIDA Academic All-America honor, as she received third team laurels last season. She becomes the first Blue Devil since Rachel-Rose Cohen in 2005-06 to receive the honor multiple times and joins Cohen and Christina Gibbons as the only players in school history to land on the second team.
Dorsey was a major key in one of the most successful seasons in Duke women’s soccer history. Duke posted a 23-2-1 record on the year, earning its 23rd NCAA Tournament bid, second No. 1 seed and fourth trip to the College Cup. The Blue Devils also put together a perfect 10-0-0 ledger in conference play, capturing their third ACC regular season championship in school history while becoming the first team to finish perfect in league play since Virginia in 2013.
Duke’s 2017 season has featured a number of other impressive marks as well, headlined by a program best 19-game winning streak that stretched from Aug. 20 – Nov. 3. The squad broke numerous other school records, including single-season victories, shutouts (18), ranked wins (10), home victories (15), ACC wins (10) and ACC shutouts (8).
A native of Elkridge, Md., and a tri-captain on the 2017 DWS squad, the 2017 ACC Offensive Player of the Year tallied a team-high 14 goals and 38 points to go along with 10 assists on the season and tied a school record with six-straight games with a goal from Aug. 20 – Sept. 8. Dorsey paced a Blue Devil attack that stood second nationally in points with 171 and third with 60 goals. The Blue Devils tallied a 2.31 scoring offense that was ninth nationally, while their 51 assists came in at sixth. The Blue Devils’ offense finished the year leading the ACC in all four categories.
The environmental science and policy major also cracked a number of charts in the Duke record book to wrap up her career. On the career side, Dorsey finished fourth in shots (240), tied for fifth in assists (22), sixth in points (80) and tied for sixth in goals (29). The senior’s final campaign saw her make waves on the single season side as well, placing fourth in shots (87), tied for fourth in points (38) and tied for seventh in goals (14).
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