DURHAM, N.C. - The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) released the 2010 Women's Soccer All-ACC Academic Team on Thursday with seven different Blue Devils selected to the squad. Duke and Florida State led the league with seven selections each.
Earning honors for the Blue Devils were Tara Campbell, Maddy Haller, Kaitlyn Kerr, Molly Lester, Mollie Pathman, Ashley Rape and Laura Weinberg. To be eligible for All-ACC Academic Team consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.
Campbell, a sophomore from Cincinnati, Ohio, is a two-year starter in goal for the Blue Devils. She is coming off notching a 1.05 goals-against average along with 82 saves in her second year with the Blue Devils. In two years at Duke, Campbell has notched 14 shutouts. Campbell earned All-ACC Academic honors for the second straight year.
A product of South Salem, N.Y., Haller is coming off starting 20-of-21 games as a sophomore on the defensive end. She helped lead the Blue Devils to 10 shutouts, while totaling the game-winning goal against Yale in a 1-0 victory. Haller was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District III squad this past season.
Kerr, who is a midfielder from Bensalem, Pa., shined in limited time as a freshman as she was bothered with an injured knee for most of the season. The 5-5 Kerr started eight matches, while totaling four goals, five assists and 13 points. Kerr was an All-ACC Freshman team selection.
After missing two out of her first three years due to injuries, Lester shined as a senior with four goals, four assists and 12 points on the year. A product of Atlanta, Ga., Lester started 20-of-23 games and opened the season with her first career goal in her first career start against Georgia.
Starting 20-of-21 games as a freshman, Pathman went on to earn Soccer America Freshman All-America, All-ACC and All-ACC Freshman accolades. The 5-3 midfielder/forward from Durham, N.C., scored eight goals, had five assists and totaled 21 points.
Rape anchored the defensive unit at Duke that notched 10 shutouts. A native of Dallas, Texas, Rape started 22 matches and collected two assists on the season. She is a redshirt sophomore that is a political science major. Rape was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District III squad this past season.
Another solid performer as a freshman, Weinberg led Duke with 10 goals and two assists for 22 points. Weinberg, a 5-9 product of Boca Raton, Fla., matched the Duke single-season record for goals by a freshman as she started 20-of-23 contests. She was a Soccer America Freshman All-America, All-ACC and All-ACC Freshman team selection.
As a team, Duke notched an 11-8-4 overall record and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 this past year under the direction of head coach Robbie Church.
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