Awards/Honors: 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team … ACC All-Academic Team (2017, 2018) … ACC Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018).
2018 - Senior (Stats): A senior leader that helped pace the Blue Devils to their eighth-straight appearance in the NCAA Round of 16 … Capped her career as a leader of the all-time winningest class in Duke history, pacing the squad to 68 wins, highlighted by two NCAA College Cup showings … Started in all of Duke’s matches, recording eight shots (one SOG) in 1,937 minutes … Helped Duke rack up 11 clean sheets this season … Played 83 minutes in Duke’s season-opening win against No. 23 Ohio State (Aug. 16) … Went the distance and took her first shot of the season against Illinois on Aug. 19 … Helped the Blue Devils open ACC play with a 4-0 victory at Syracuse (Sept. 16), holding the Orange to only three shot attempts … Has played the full time in 15 contests, including 110 minutes at No. 15 Georgetown (Aug. 23) and No. 21 NC State (Sept. 27)
2017 - Junior (Stats): CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team honoree … Started all 26 contests, recording the third most minutes on the team with 2,228 … Third on the team with six goals to go along with three assists for 15 total points … Was Duke's primary penalty kick taker, going 4-for-6 on the year … Three of her scores stood at game-winning goals … Her four PK makes are second in the DWS single-season record book … finished the year second in school history in career made penalty kicks with four, three behind Christina Gibbons (2013-16) … Key figure on a DWS defense that posted a school record 18 shutouts while finishing sixth nationally in goals against average (.379), seventh in shutout percentage (.692) and 33rd in save percentage (.841) … Recorded a goal in three-straight matches from Aug. 20 - Aug. 27, all PKs … Played the full 90 minutes in Duke's 4-0 victory at No. 3 West Virginia (Sept. 8), snapping the Mountaineers' 43-match winning streak at home in regulation … Sunk her fourth penalty kick of the year in Duke's ACC opener against Virginia Tech (Sept. 17), as the Blue Devils went on to win 3-0 … Saw action in all 90 minutes of Duke's shutout win at No. 18 Notre Dame on Sept. 21, sealing the program's ninth-straight win for a new school record … Scored the Blue Devils' second goal against NC State on Oct. 5 off a free kick from Ella Stevens and flick from Ashton Miller … Started and played all 90 minutes of Duke's shutout win against Miami (Oct. 15), where the Blue Devils held the Hurricanes without a shot, the first time doing so since holding Campbell shotless on Aug. 29, 2003 … Went the distance in Duke's 1-0 victory at No. 10 Virginia (Oct. 26) and recorded a goal against Boston College in the first match of the ACC Tournament on Oct. 29 en route to earning ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
2016 - Sophomore (Stats): A key component helping lead Duke to 11 shutouts … Started 10-of-23 matches played … Collected assists against Minnesota, High Point, Pitt and Florida State … Attempted 15 shots and logged 1,115 minutes … Started 10 of the final 12 matches of the season in the back … Played a season-high 101 minutes versus fifth-ranked Florida State in the ACC Tournament.
2015 - Freshman (Stats): Competed in 24 matches, while starting six on the defensive end … Helped lead a Duke defense that led the ACC with 14 shutouts, while ranking tied seventh nationally … Registered two goals in a 5-0 victory over NC State, including the game-winner … Added assists against Weber State and Appalachian State … Started four ACC contests and two NCAA Tournament matches against James Madison and FGCU.
Regional Team Experience: Member ODP Region III team that traveled to Costa Rica and around Europe.
High School/Club: Gatorade Florida Player of the Year, All First-Coast Player of the Year and Dairy Farmers’ State Player of the Year as a senior … Turned in 31 goals and 22 assists … Helped lead her St. John’s Country Day School to the 1A State Championship her senior campaign … NSCAA All-America and All-First Coast First Team accolades as a junior … Led her St. Johns squad to an undefeated mark with a 24-0-3 record and a State Championship … Played in 24 games, scored 29 goals and totaled 17 assists as a junior … All-First Coast Second Team as a sophomore and freshman … Played for the Eclipse Select club team that finished second in the Elite Clubs National League in 2014 … Currently plays for Florida Kraze Krush and Eclipse Select club teams.
Personal: Full name is Chelsea Grace Burns … Born February 19, 1997 in Jacksonville, Fla. … Daughter of Christopher and Cindy Burns … Has one brother, Casey (23), and a twin sister, Celeste (18) … Her father, Chris, played tennis at Kalamazoo College (1981-82) … Her mother, Cindy, ran cross country at Vanderbilt (1985-86) … Member of the National Honor Society, St. Johns Interact club and Summa Cum Laude … Is a second degree black belt in Taekwondo … Selected to the Dean’s List at Duke in the Spring of 2016 …Double majoring in neuroscience and psychology.