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Wenger Collects All-America First Team Honors
Saturday 12/10/2011  -  Duke Sports Information
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DURHAM, N.C.-The honors continue to roll in for Duke University junior Andrew Wenger. A Hermann Trophy finalist, Wenger also recently was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America first team.

Wenger is one of four first team All-America choices from the Atlantic Coast Conference as three ACC programs were represented on the All-America teams. He is just the fifth Blue Devil in program history to win multiple first team All-America honors and the first to do so since Jason Kreis did so in 1993 and 1994.

After two years of anchoring Duke's defense at center back, Wenger moved forward to headline Duke's offense in 2011. He led the ACC with 17 goals and 42 points overall and currently ranks fourth nationally in total points and sixth in total goals. A starter in every game for Duke over the past three years, Wenger has reaped nearly every ACC award possible. He was selected as the 2011 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, completing the trifecta of ACC major awards after being named the ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010, respectively.

Wenger, a three-time All-ACC first team recipient, is the first player since Jay Heaps to collect All-ACC first team honors in each of his first three seasons. His 17 tallies in 2011 are tied for the most in Duke single-season history, while the 42 points are fifth and the most since Brian Kelley had 43 in 1995.

In 2011, he registered at least one point in 11 games and twice had a career-best seven points. Wenger netted two hat tricks on the year and had five multiple-goal games.

 Equally as successful in the classroom, Wenger became the second Blue Devil in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America first team honors and has earned spots on both the All-ACC Academic Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll each of his three seasons.

For his career, Wenger has started all 58 games, played all but 131 minutes in that span and scored 21 goals and 13 assists for 55 points.

The Blue Devils finished the year with an 11-8-3 overall record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament second round for the third consecutive season.

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