DURHAM, N.C. – Three of the nation’s best in 2017 reside in Durham, N.C., as Imani Dorsey, Rebecca Quinn and Schuyler DeBree represent Duke on the United Soccer Coaches (USC) All-America Team, announced Thursday night at the NCAA College Cup Banquet.
This is the first time since 2011 Duke has had multiple USC All-America selections with the three the most in a single season in school history. The Blue Devils’ three honorees also tie fellow No. 1 seed Stanford for the most in the country and are the most in the ACC.
The honors are the first for all three players as well, moving Duke’s all-time total to 10 players.
Dorsey, 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 stand second and third in the nation, respectively. 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 the 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.
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 out a school-record 17 opponents this season, including a school-best eight ACC foes. 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.
The three USC All-America honorees and the rest of the Blue Devils are just two wins away from claiming the first national championship in program history. They take on UCLA Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET in the NCAA College Cup Semifinals in Orlando, Fla. The match will be nationally televised on ESPNU from Orlando City Stadium.
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