DURHAM, N.C. – One of the best to don the Duke Blue and White is up for yet another national honor, as senior Imani Dorsey has been named one of four nominees for the prestigious Honda Award for soccer.
The United Soccer Coaches First Team All-American continues to rack up honors after a stellar senior season. Dorsey was tabbed the ACC Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-ACC earlier this year, as well as being named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy. Most recently, Dorsey was named CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team and a TopDrawerSoccer Best XI Second Team honoree.
Dorsey was a major key in one of the most successful seasons in Duke women’s soccer history. Duke posted a 23-2-1 record on the year, earning its 23rd NCAA Tournament bid, second No. 1 seed and fourth trip to the College Cup. The Blue Devils also put together a perfect 10-0-0 ledger in conference play, capturing their third ACC regular season championship in school history.
A native of Elkridge, Md., and a tri-captain on the 2017 DWS squad, Dorsey tallied a team-high 14 goals and 38 points to go along with 10 assists on the season and tied a school record with six-straight games with a goal from Aug. 20 – Sept. 8. Dorsey paced a Blue Devil attack that finished second nationally in points with 171 and third with 60 goals. The Blue Devils tallied a 2.31 scoring offense that was ninth nationally, while their 51 assists came in at sixth. The Blue Devils’ offense finished the year leading the ACC in all four categories.
Dorsey also cracked a number of charts in the Duke record book to wrap up her career. On the career side, she finished fourth in shots (240), tied for fifth in assists (22), sixth in points (80) and tied for sixth in goals (29). The senior’s final campaign saw her make waves on the single season side as well, placing fourth in shots (87), tied for fourth in points (38) and tied for seventh in goals (14).
The environmental science and policy major has also excelled in the classroom, evidenced by the aforementioned CoSIDA Academic All-American laurels. The senior has also been named to the ACC All-Academic Team and ACC Honor Roll three times in her career.
UCLA’s Jessie Fleming, Savannah McCaskill of South Carolina and Andy Sullivan from Stanford are the three other nominees.
The Honda Sport Award has been presented annually by the CWSA for the past 42 years to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA- sanctioned sports and signifies “the best of the best in collegiate athletics”. The winner of the sport award becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the prestigious 2018 Honda Cup which will be presented on a live telecast on CBS Sports Network on Monday, June 25, 2018, in downtown Los, Angeles.
Honda Sport Award winners will be presented with the honor during on-campus presentations throughout the year and all Honda Sport Award winners become a finalist for the prestigious 2018 Honda Cup award presented in June.
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