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#5 Sebastien Ibeagha
Position: Defender/Midfielder
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 178
Year: Senior
City/State: Missouri City, Texas
High School: L.V. Hightower
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Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Updated: 06/09/2014

Career Statistics

US Soccer: Named to the U.S. Under-20 National Team in March of 2011 ... appeared for the United States in a pair of contests in November 2010 in the Torneo de las Americas ... played the full 90 minutes against both Mexico and Colombia and wore the captain's armband in 2-0 win over Canada in an international friendly ... helped lead the U.S. U-20 squad to 2011 CONCACAF U-20 Championship quarterfinal round with a pair of shutouts ... Also traveled to France with the U-20 squad for a pair of friendlies ... selected to train with the U-23 national team.

Duke Career: Played and started all 70 games in his career … A NSCAA All-America third team pick in 2013 … A two-time All-ACC first team honoree and the 2012 ACC Defensive Player of the Year … Earned NSCAA All-South Region honors all four seasons … Finished career with eight goals and three assists for 19 points … Anchored defense to 26 shutouts during his career.

2013: Started all 19 games at center back … Team Captain … NSCAA All-America third team … All-ACC first team … NSCAA All-South Region first team … Tallied two goals … Netted the game-winning goal in 2-1 victory over Wright State (9/24) … Also had a goal in 1-1 draw with Virginia Tech (9/13) … Played all but 17 minutes this season.

2012: Started all 18 matches at center back … ACC Defensive Player of the Year … All-ACC first team selection … voted to the NSCAA All-South Region first team … named to the College Soccer News All-America squad … anchored Duke’s defense to nine shutouts, the most since 2009 … team posted its best goals against average (0.70) since 1987 and allowed multiple goals in just four games … provided a spark on offense with a team-high 12 points from five goals and two assists … registered his first multiple-goal game with two scores in 3-0 win over Georgia State (9/11) … netted the game-winning goal in 1-0 win at NC State (10/5) … also had goals against Santa Clara (8/31) and UNC Wilmington (9/25) … earned John Rennie/Nike Classic All-Tournament team recognition … voted team’s Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year … went the distance in all but three games.

2011: Started 17 games at center back ... voted to the All-ACC second team ... selected to NSCAA All-South Region second team ... anchored the defense to four shutouts, including a 1-0 victory over Georgia State in the NCAA first round ... went the distance in 11 games and played 1,473 minutes overall ... scored the game-winner in a 1-0 win over Furman (8/29).

2010: Started 16 games at center back … named to All-ACC Freshmen Team … voted to NSCAA All-South Region third team … went the distance in 11 contests … missed four games due to injury … registered first collegiate point with an assist in win over Furman (10/26) … helped lead defense to six shutouts … major part of defensive unit that allowed just 18 goals … logged 1,432 minutes played in his 16 contests.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for Doug Purcell at L.V. Hightower … named all-district MVP as a senior … state Gatorade Player of the Year nominee … tallied eight goals and three assists during his senior campaign … earned first team all-district honors his senior and junior seasons … recorded 12 goals and five assists as a junior … finished his scholastic career with 29 goals and 16 assists … selected to the U-17 and U-15 U.S. National teams … Adidas ESP all-star … named Houston Dynamo Player of the Year in 2009 … helped lead Houston Dynamo Academy team to Oklahoma State Cup Championship in 2005 and 2007 … listed at No. 38 on TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Top 100 Players to Watch list … ranked as the No. 2 recruit out of the southern region according to TopDrawerSoccer.com … also lettered two years in football as a cornerback … earned an academic excellence award as a senior.

Personal: Born Sebastien Uchechukwu Ibeagha on Jan. 21, 1992, in Warri, Nigeria … son of Christian Sr. and Joyce Ibeagha … brother, Christian is a senior captain defender for the Blue Devils … mother, Joyce, played professional tennis and father, Christian Sr., played soccer at the University of Nigeria.

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