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#4 Natasha Anasi
Position: Defender
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
City/State: Arlington, Texas
High School: James W. Martin
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Natasha Anasi Bio
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 06/13/2014

Career Statistics

Career:
First Duke player to be named a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy in 2011 ... became just the second Blue Devil to be named NSCAA All-America on multiple occasions as she earned first team honors in 2011 and second team in 2012  ... only the second ACC Defensive Player of the Year selection in Blue Devil history ... just the second Duke standout to be named NSCAA First Team All-America … started 73 consecutive matches through the end of her senior season, the fifth-most in Duke’s record books ... played in 97 games, tied for the most in Duke history ...  helped lead the Blue Devils to 39 shutouts in four years.

National Team Experience: Trained with the U-23 U.S. National Team in the spring of 2012 and 2013 ... went to La Manga, Spain in the Spring of 2013 with the U-23 team ... traveled to La Manga, Spain to play in the Four Nations Tournament  in the spring of 2012 ... U-18 U.S. National Team training during the spring of 2010.

Senior (2013): Started all 24 games, extending her start streak to 73-straight matches, the fifth longest in Duke history ... All-ACC Second Team.. NSCAA All-Southeast Region third team ... TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (9/3) ... named Preseason Soccer America All-America ... named to Preseason MAC Hermann Trophy Award Watch List ... Preseason All White Kit Defender of the Year List ... Preseason TopDrawerSoccer Second Team Best IX ... notched two game-winning goals against Kennesaw State Aug. 30 and Florida Nov. 22 ... logged 2,218 minutes of playing time, the second highest on the team ... helped lead defense to seven shutouts.

Junior (2012): Started all 23 games … Second Team NSCAA All-America … MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist … First Team All-Southeast Region… Second Team All-ACC … Soccer America Team of the Week (10/18) … named Preseason All-America by All White Kit and Soccer America … recorded two assists, one each against William & Mary and San Diego … took 15 shots, seven of which were on goal … played 90 or more minutes in 14 of 23 games, including 110 in two games … tallied a team-high 2,017 minutes ... helped lead Duke to six shutouts on defense.

Sophomore (2011): Started all 27 games ... Soccer America MVP First Team ... NSCAA First Team All-America ... 2011 MAC Herman Trophy Semifinalist ... First Team All-Southeast Region ... ACC Defensive Player of the Year ... earned All-ACC First Team honors ... ranked 19th in TopDrawerSoccer’s ACC player listing ... named to the Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament Team ... listed as a member of Soccer America’s Team of the Week Sept. 20 ... center of Duke’s defense that allowed just 13 goals in 27 games this season, while registering a school-record 16 shutouts ... took 17 shots, three of which were on goal ... scored her only goal of the season on Sept. 15 in a 3-0 win over Charleston ... recorded her lone assist of the season on Oct. 23 in a 3-1 win over 14th-ranked Maryland ... played 90 minutes or more in 19 matches, including a season-high 108 minutes on Sept. 29 against seventh-ranked Virginia ... started the season in the midfield, but moved to center back following Ashley Rape’s injury in the fourth game of the year ... played the second-most minutes on the team at 2,339.

Freshman (2010): Saw action in all 23 games including nine starts ... scored in the 5-0 victory over High Point ... assisted in the win over Missouri and in the win over Virginia Tech for two total assists ... took 19 shots ... earned 1,299 minutes of playing time ... member of  a defensive unit that registered 10 shutouts.

Regional Team Experience: Member of her ODP Region III squad from 2005-10 ... has traveled to Brazil and Spain with the Region III ODP squad ... helped lead her North Texas ODP team to a national championship in 2008.

High School/Club: Ranked No. 9 on TAKKLE’s TOP 50 High School Girls Soccer Players … 2010 District 4-5A Midfielder of the Year ... 2010 Ft. Worth Star-Telegram First Team and Dallas Morning News Super Team All-Area ... named to the 2009 NSCAA/adidas Girls’ High School All-America team … ranked No. 36 in TopDrawerSoccer.com Girls 2010 Top 100 Players … listed as the fourth-best player in the state of Texas … helped lead her team to three straight district championships and an area championship her senior year … tallied 31 goals and 28 assists in her career … twice earned All-District first team honors … as a senior, registered 16 goals ... selected to the Star Telegram and Dallas Morning News’ Players to Watch List three times from 2007-09 … named to the Ft. Worth-Star Telegram’s Super Team All-Area for three straight years … twice earned TASCO All-Region First Team honors … co-captain of her team her junior and senior year … voted team co-MVP and Outstanding Midfielder for three straight years … as a junior, netted nine goals and eight assists … a four-year letterwinner … collected 11 goals in each of her freshman and sophomore campaigns, while totaling a career-best 15 assists as a sophomore … named District 8-5A Newcomer of the Year as a rookie ... a member of the Dallas Texans 92G Red club team … an NTSSA State Team member … led her USYS squad to a national championship in 2008 and 2011 ...  named MVP in the 2011 regional championship ... three-year member of Spanish Honor Society … member of the National Society of High School Scholars … member of Key Club and Psychology Club … served as a student mentor for four years.

Personal: Natasha Anasi was born Oct. 2, 1991 in Irving, Texas … daughter of John and Jane Anasi … has two brothers, Andre (15) and Kevin (38) … has one sister, Stephanie (19) … her sister, Stephanie, is a sophomore on the Creighton women’s soccer team ... older brother, Kevin, played rugby at the University of Texas at Austin from 1996-98 and at the University of Houston (1998) … majored in political science.

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