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Paula Heimbach
Heimbach Tabbed Preseason All-ACC
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 08/22/2013
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DURHAM, N.C. – Senior defender and 2012 All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection Paula Heimbach has been named to the 2013 Preseason All-ACC team, as announced by the conference Thursday, Aug. 22. The 11-member squad was decided by a vote of the league’s seven head coaches.

A Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association third team All-America honoree in 2012, Heimbach also garnered all-conference and first team All-South region recognition last fall. She totaled four points on one goal and two assists during her junior campaign and finished tied for fifth in the ACC with one defensive save. A two-year starter for the Blue Devils, Heimbach has been a key contributor on the squad’s back line throughout her career at Duke.

As a team, Duke was picked to finish third in the conference behind reigning ACC champion North Carolina and Maryland.

The Blue Devils continue exhibition play Saturday, Aug. 24 against North Carolina at 2 p.m. in Chapel Hill, N.C., before kicking off the 2013 slate Friday, Aug. 30 at 3 p.m. against Indiana at Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium.

2013 Predicted Order of Finish
Team                                                     Points
North Carolina (6)                                     36
Maryland (1)                                               31
Duke                                                            23
Syracuse                                                    22
Wake Forest                                              15
Virginia                                                       13
Boston College                                          7

2013 Preseason All-ACC Team

Emma Plasteras Junior Midfield Boston College
Paula Heimbach Senior Defense  Duke
Ali McEvoy Senior Defense  Maryland
Jill Witmer Senior Forward Maryland
Maxine Fluharty Junior Midfield/Forward Maryland
Charlotte Craddock Junior Forward North Carolina
Emily Wold Sophomore Midfield/Back North Carolina
Laura Hahnefeldt Senior Back Syracuse
Elly Buckley Senior Forward Virginia
Jenny Johnstone Junior Goalkeeper Virginia
Anna Kozniuk Junior Back/Midfield Wake Forest