DURHAM, N.C. – With the 2019 Women’s World Cup underway, a number of former DWS stars are on the grind in the professional ranks both at home and abroad. Check out how the Blue Devils are performing in the latest edition of DWS In The Pros.
2019 Women’s World Cup
Rebecca Quinn – Duke ‘18
Canada – Midfielder
A prominent figure with the Canadian National Team, Quinn was named to the squad’s official World Cup roster on May 25. Quinn became the second Blue Devil in program history to play in the World Cup when she took the field in the 83rd minute, joining Rebecca Smith (1999-2002), who captained the New Zealand team in 2007.
Quinn is no stranger to the international stage as a consistent presence on the Canadian Women’s National Team, including an appearance in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio where she helped lead her home country to a bronze medal. Canada will opened its time at 2019 WWC with a 1-0 victory against Cameroon and a 2-0 win against New Zealand to seal its spot in the knockout stage. Canada’s final match of group play is on Thursday, June 20 at noon against the Netherlands. All matches will be broadcast through Fox Sports and Telemundo Deportes in the United States.
2019 WWC News & Notes
- Former Duke All-American Kayla McCoy was set to become the third Blue Devil in program history to take the stage in the World Cup when she was announced to Jamaica’s official squad. However, due to a knee injury, McCoy will be sidelined for the tournament. McCoy will remain with the team throughout their time in Europe and will rehab with the team’s medical staff.
Imani Dorsey – Duke ‘18
Sky Blue FC – Forward
Season Stats – GP/GS: 8/8 | Goals: 1 | Assists: 0 | Shots: 13 | SOG: 6 | Minutes: 715
The 2018 NWSL Rookie of the Year is off and running in year two with Sky Blue FC, having started all seven matches with a goal on 12 shots. Her score came on a header in the box against Washington on May 11. Dorsey has also been a key facilitator of the Sky Blue game plan, successfully completing 72.2 percent of her passes, including a 62.3 percent success rate in the opponents’ half.
Dorsey and Sky Blue FC will next face Oralndo Pride on Saturday, June 22 in New Jersey. The match, which pits Dorsey against former Duke teammate Morgan Reid, is set to begin at 7 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Yahoo! Sports.
Kayla McCoy – Duke ‘19
Houston Dash – Forward
Season Stats – GP/GS: 1/1 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | Shots: 0 | SOG: 0 | Minutes: 54
An All-American for the Blue Devils in her final season in 2018, McCoy has already made the jump the big leagues. McCoy was selected by the Houston Dash in the second round of the 2019 NWSL Draft and made her debut on May 19 against the Chicago Red Stars. The Lincolnwood, Ill., native appeared in the Starting XI and played 54 minutes.
Rebecca Moros – Duke ‘07
Utah Royals FC – Midfielder
Season Stats – GP/GS: 4/4 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | Shots: 0 | SOG: 0 | Minutes: 343
Moros has seen time in four matches so far this season in her second year with Utah, all coming as starts. She played the full 90 in her last three matches, including a 2-0 victory against Orlando on May 25 and 1-0 win against Sky Blue FC on June 15. Moros continues to stand out on the defensive end, accumulating eight clearances and 10 interceptions.
Utah is back in action on Friday, June 21, as it travels to Oregon to take on Portland Thorns FC. Kickoff is set for 11 p.m. ET on Yahoo! Sports.
Morgan Reid – Duke ‘18
Orlando Pride – Defender
Season Stats – GP/GS: 4/4 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | Shots: 0 | SOG: 0 | Minutes: 360
After spending last year with North Carolina, Reid was traded to the Orlando Pride in April. Since arriving in Orlando, Reid has started in four matches and has gone the distance in each one. The defender has tallied 10 clearances, three interceptions and a pair of blocks, while accumulating an 85.7 percent tackle success rate.
Reid and the Pride will take on former Duke teammate Imani Dorsey and Sky Blue FC in their next matchup, traveling to New Jersey for the Saturday, June 22 battle. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Yahoo! Sports.
Rebecca Quinn – Duke ‘18
Paris FC – Midfielder
Season Stats – GP/GS: 2/2 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | Minutes: 173
After spending last season with Washington in the NWSL, Quinn made the move to Paris FC, signing with the club in February. Quinn has made two appearances with the team, playing in 173 minutes. Paris FC finished fifth in the 12-team French women’s first division with a record of 9-8-5.
Chelsea Burns – Duke ‘19
PSV Vrouwen – Defender
Burns signed with PSV Vrouwen (Eindhoven, Netherlands) earlier this summer, becoming the 25th Blue Devil in history at the time to sign a professional contract. The Jacksonville, Fla., native joins two-time All-ACC honoree Kim DeCesare as the second player in school history to play for PSV.
Kat McDonald – Duke ‘19
FF Flugano 1976 – Midfielder
McDonald becomes the 26th Blue Devil to sign a professional contract after inking a deal with Football Femminile Lugano 1976 in Lugano, Switzerland. She is the third member from the 2018 senior class to reach the pros. The midfielder will begin her professional career in early July.
Schuyler DeBree – Duke ‘18
AC Sparta Praha (Czech Republic) – Defender
In her second year with AC Sparta Praha, DeBree and her squad, which includes former Duke teammate Ashton Miller, have captured the double with winning the Czech First Division and Czech Women’s Cup. AC also did the same last year, giving DeBree four titles in two seasons overseas. In this current season, AC has gone a perfect 14-0-0, capturing 42 points.
Ashton Miller – Duke ‘18
AC Sparta Praha (Czech Republic) – Midfielder
Miller has also been a prominent figure on the AC Sparta Praha squad, helping lead the team to the double by capturing the Czech First Division and Czech Women’s Cup titles. Behind Miller’s leadership, the team is 14-0-0 so far this year, reeling in 42 points.
Toni Payne – Duke ‘17
Sevilla FC (Seville, Spain)
Payne enters her second year with Sevilla FC this summer, continuing her dominance on the attack. The forward has made 27 appearances, starting in 22 matches while scoring seven goals along the way. Sevilla most recently picked up at 1-0 victory against Levante Femenino on May 5.
Krysia Sikora – Duke ‘17
GKS Gornik Leczna (Poland)
Sikora and GKS Gornik Leczna currently sit second in the Ekstraliga Women league with 62 points, two behind Sikora’s former squad, Medyk Konin. The two will square off in a crucial battle on June 8. Sikora signed with GKS Gornik Leczna last July after beginning her professional career with Medyk Konin.
Natasha Anasi – Duke ‘13
Anasi has played in 11 matches so far this season for Keflavik, scoring three goals. Anasi and Keflavik are taking on Stjarnan on June 24 in their next matchup and currently sit in ninth in the Urvalsdeild Women league.