DURHAM, N.C.- The Duke women's soccer program has added one of its top recruiting classes under the direction of Head Coach Robbie Church. This spring GoDuke.com is taking a closer look at each of the 2010 incoming freshmen.
Fourth featured signee is Gilda Doria, who is a native of West Palm Beach, Fla., and attends The King's Academy. She is a 5-7 midfielder who was the 2010 2A State Player of the Year and led The King's Academy to four-straight district championship titles from 2007-09. In three years, she collected 83 goals and 66 assists, while notching 17 goals and 12 assists as a senior.
Check out the highlights, newspaper articles, photo gallery and bio of Doria linked on the article.
The Doria File
National Team Experience: Member of the U-17 USA National Team pool.
Regional Team Experience: Played on the ODP Regional Team from 2009-10... served as team captain in 2009 and 2010, when she helped her team to a second-place finish at the regional championship ... named MVP of a game against Honduras in the 2008 FIFA Costa Rica International Tournament ... has traveled with her ODP team to Portugal, Denmark, Sweden and Costa Rica ... attended three ODP inter-regional events.
High School/Club: Ranked No. 85 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com player rankings ... listed as the sixth-best player in the state of Florida ... 2010 2A State Player of the Year ... helped The King's Academy to four-straight district championship titles from 2007-09 ... in three years, collected 83 goals and 66 assists ... a five-year letterwinner ... as a senior, totaled 17 goals and 12 assists in 17 games ... first team All-State honoree ... guided her team to the state final four her junior season ... selected to the National Christian School Athletic Association second team All-America as a junior ... a first team All-State pick and All-State player of the year finalist as a junior ... a first team All-Area selection by The Palm Beach Post and Sun Sentinel as a sophomore and junior ... team captain as a sophomore, junior and senior ... voted team MVP her junior and senior seasons ... named Female Athlete of the Year by The King's Academy in 2009 and 2010 ... following a sophomore season of 34 goals and 21 assists, she scored 26 goals and 21 assists as a junior ... a member of the club team, Team Boca, from 2007-present, ranked one of the top 10 teams nationally ... led U17 Team Boca (White) to the 2010 Florida State Championship ... helped her club team to the Region III Southeastern Premier League Championship and the Florida state championship in 2008 ... selected for an athletic scholar award for four straight years from 2006-09 ... finished eighth in the 1A and 2A 800 meters for Track & Field in 2010 ... member of the track & field team, who captured the 4x800 gold medal at the state championship ... 2010 Varsity Girls Track Coaches Award ... three-year member of the Science National Honor Society and National Honor Society ... treasurer of Key Club ... Student Government President ... Student Ambassador from 2005-10 ... selected to homecoming court as a senior ... Palm Beach Pathfinder for Athletics representing The King's Academy in 2010.
Personal: Gilda Giannina Doria was born March 8, 1993, in Asuncion, Paraguay. ... daughter of Robert and Gloria Doria, who are both doctors ... has two brothers, Guillermo (21) and Esteban (19) ... Esteban attends Florida State University, while Guillermo graduated from FSU in 2010.