DURHAM, N.C. – Breaking records has been a common theme for the 2017 Duke women’s soccer squad and now they have added another accomplishment to the list with a conference and school record 10 selections to the ACC All-Academic Team announced by the league office on Thursday.
Led by the ACC Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year Imani Dorsey, the Blue Devils placed an ACC record 10 members on the team, four more than second place NC State and Wake Forest. Notre Dame (5), Virginia (5), Boston College (3), Clemson (3), Florida State (3), North Carolina (3), Miami (2), Virginia Tech (2), Louisville (1) and Syracuse (1) round out the 50-member squad.
Dorsey’s standout senior season continues to reel in accolades, as the Elkridge, Md., native was also named the United Soccer Coaches National Scholar-Athlete of the Year, First Team All-American and the ACC Offensive Player of the Year. Dorsey becomes the second Blue Devil to earn the conference honor, as Christina Gibbons was tabbed ACC women’s soccer’s top scholar-athlete last season.
On the year, Dorsey tallied a team-high 14 goals and 38 points to go along with 10 assists on the season. The No. 5 pick in the 2017 NWSL Draft by Sky Blue FC paced a Blue Devil attack that stood second nationally in points with 171 and third with 60 goals. Duke tallied 2.31 goals per game, finishing ninth in the nation, while their 51 assists came in sixth. The Elkridge, Md., native was also a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy.
Dorsey is joined by fellow seniors Ashton Miller and EJ Proctor as three-time ACC All-Academic Team honorees. Joining them are two-time members Schuyler DeBree, Kayla McCoy, Rebecca Quinn and Taylor Racioppi. Taylor Mitchell, Chelsea Burns and Morgan Reid are first-time representatives for the Blue Devils.
The ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September of 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their careers, as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.
Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team.
The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July.
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Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Imani Dorsey, Sr., F, Duke
2017 ACC Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team
**Lauren Berman, Sr., M, Boston College (Sociology)
Sam Coffey, Fr., F/M, Boston College (Political Science)
Carly Leipzig, Jr., F, Boston College (Psychology)
Julie Mackin, So., M/F, Clemson (Nursing)
Jenna Polonsky, GS, M/F, Clemson (Youth Development)
***Sam Staab, Jr., M/D, Clemson (Accounting)
Chelsea Burns, Jr., D, Duke (Psychology and Neuroscience)
**Schuyler DeBree, Sr., D, Duke (Environmental Science)
***Imani Dorsey, Sr., F, Duke (Environmental Science)
**Kayla McCoy, Jr., F, Duke (Cultural Anthropology)
***Ashton Miller, Sr., M, Duke (Psychology)
Taylor Mitchell, Fr., D, Duke (Undecided)
***EJ Proctor, Sr., GK, Duke (Visual Media Studies)
**Rebecca Quinn, Sr., M, Duke (Biology)
**Taylor Racioppi, Jr., M/F, Duke (International Comparative Studies)
Morgan Reid, Sr., D, Duke (Evolutionary Anthropology)
Dallas Dorosy, Jr, M, Florida State (Social Science)
****Emma Koivisto, Sr., D, Florida State (Business – Finance)
***Kaycie Tillman, Jr., M, Florida State (DM: Risk Management)
Emma Ekic, Fr., M, Louisville (Exercise Science)
**Ronnie Johnson, Sr., F, Miami (International Finance & Marketing/Entrepreneurship)
**Phallon Tullis-Joyce, R-Jr., GK, Miami (Marine Science/Biology)
Julia Ashley, Jr., D, North Carolina (Exercise and Sport Science)
Dorian Bailey, Jr., M, North Carolina (Exercise and Sport Science)
**Megan Buckingham, Sr., M, North Carolina (Media and Journalism)
Lulu Guttenberger, Fr., D, NC State (Sport Management)
Hannah Keogh, Jr., D, NC State (Mechanical Engineering)
**Tziarra King, So., M, NC State (Nutrition Science)
**Kia Rankin, So., F, NC State (Business Administration)
**Ricci Walking, So., M, NC State (Program Management)
Sydney Wooten, Jr., GK, NC State (Biological Sciences)
Monica Flores, Sr., D, Notre Dame (Pre-Professional)
Natalie Jacobs, So., F, Notre Dame (Film, Television & Theatre)
Ginny McGowan, Sr., D, Notre Dame (Marketing)
**Jennifer Westendorf, So., F, Notre Dame (Accountancy)
**Sandra Yu, GS, M, Notre Dame (no major listed)
Courtney Brosnan, Sr., GK, Syracuse (Biology)
Betsy Brandon, Jr., M, Virginia (Spanish/Speech Pathology & Audiology)
**Veronica Latsko, Sr., F, Virginia (Foreign Affairs/Public Policy & Leadership)
Zoe Morse, So., M, Virginia (Arts & Sciences)
Megan Reid, Sr., D, Virginia (Foreign Affairs)
Laurel Ivory, Fr., GK, Virginia (Arts & Sciences)
Alani Johnson, Sr., F, Virginia Tech (Human Nutrition, Food & Exercise)
Amanda McGlynn, So., GK, Virginia Tech (Human Nutrition, Food & Exercise)
Hannah Betfort, Fr, F, Wake Forest (Undecided)
Bayley Feist, Jr., M, Wake Forest (Communication)
Ally Haran, Sr., D, Wake Forest (Communication)
***Maddie Huster, Sr., M, Wake Forest (Health & Exercise Science)
Victoria Krug, Fr., D, Wake Forest (Undecided)
Lindsay Preston, Sr., GK, Wake Forest (Economics)
* Denotes number of times selected to ACC All-Academic Team