Duke Men's Soccer BIO
31 James Belshaw
Career: A four-year starter in goal … two-year team captain … 2012 NSCAA All-America third team … a two-time All-ACC first team selection – the first Duke goalkeeper to accomplish the feat and only ninth in ACC history … a three-time All-ACC choice, earning second team honors in 2010 … earned NSCAA All-South Region honors all four seasons … amassed over 7,000 minutes in goal during his career … finished his career with a .766 save percentage, a 1.04 goals against average and 21 shutouts … his eight shutouts in 2012 rank tied for eighth in Duke single-season history … taken 49th in the MLS Supplemental Draft ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2012: Started all 18 games in goal for Duke … NSCAA All-America third team … All-ACC first team selection … NSCAA All-South Region first team … voted team’s Most Valuable Player … played all but 1:10 this season … registered a career-high eight shutouts to rank eighth in Duke single-season history … scored a goal with a penalty kick in the 2-0 win over Clemson (9/14) … named NSCAA/Disney National Player of the Week and ACC Player of the Week after performance against the Tigers … made a season-high eight saves in 0-0 draw at No. 16 Wake Forest to earn ACC Player of the Week honors … allowed more than one goal in just four games … finished the year with a 0.70 goals against average and a .835 save percentage … Duke’s 0.70 goals against average was the best since 1987, while the nine shutouts overall were the most since 2009 … NSCAA Scholar All-America first team … All-ACC Academic Team … ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2011: Started all 21 games in goal ... named to All-ACC first team ... voted to NSCAA All-South Region second team ... posted a 1.31 goals against average and a .729 save percentage ... stopped two penalty kicks ... posted six shutouts ... made a season-high eight saves in 1-0 win at Furman (8/29) ... had five-plus saves in nine games ... made six saves in 2-2 tie at No. 5 North Carolina (9/30) ... also had six stops versus SMU (9/4) and UNC Wilmington (9/20) ... went the distance in all 22 games ... selected to the NSCAA Scholar All-America second team ... voted to the All-ACC Academic Team...ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2010: Started all 20 games in goal … named to All-ACC second team … voted to the NSCAA All-South Region first team … played all but 86 minutes … finished the season with four shutouts and helped Duke to six overall blankings … made a career-high 15 saves in 0-0 tie with eventual NCAA runner-up Louisville … also stopped a penalty kick against the Cardinals to preserve the shutout … garnered ACC Player of the Week honors after performance against Louisville … also named to the College Soccer News Team of the Week … ranked third in save percentage (.814) and fourth in saves (70) and goals against average (0.79) … had seven saves against No. 8 Maryland and had six versus No. 4 North Carolina … named to the Duke/Nike Classic All-Tournament Team and the Duke Nike Classic Most Valuable Player … held teams scoreless in eight games ... named to All-ACC Academic Team ... ACC Honor Roll selection.
2009: Started 19 games in goal … named to the NSCAA All-South Region third team … finished the year with a record of 12-6-0 … recorded 54 saves and 24 goals against in 1633:25 minutes … posted a goals against average of 1.32 and a save percentage of 0.692 … notched three shutouts against Denver, Virginia, and Maryland…named the College Soccer News Player of the Week on Oct. 5 after making five saves in a 2-0 shutout of No. 2 Maryland …selected to the All-ACC Academic Team.
Prep: Reached Football Association Cup (FA Cup) to the fourth round with Walsall FC before losing to Chelsea … captained The Becket School to the South Notts Schools Cup title in 2009 … guided the Becket School to the Nottingham Schools County Cup Final in 2009 … named the Heanor Town FC Young Player of the Year and Supports Player of the Year in 2008 … major part of the Becket School Team that won the Nottingham Schools County Cup in 2008 … served as the captain of the Nottinghamshire County Schools team that advanced to the English Counties Semifinals in 2007 … represented Nottinghamshire County Schools at the U-15, U-16 and U-18 levels … also played Cricket, earning the Young Cricketer of the Year Award in 2008.