GREENSBORO, N.C. — With the 2018-19 Women’s Basketball All-ACC accolades being released Tuesday, two Blue Devils received honors with Haley Gorecki and Miela Goodchild voted by the Blue Ribbon Panel and league head coaches.
Gorecki earned All-ACC First Team accolades, while Goodchild was named to the All-ACC Freshman team.
Joining Gorecki on the Blue Ribbon Panel first team was Kiah Gillespie (FSU), Asia Durr (Louisville), Beatrice Mompremier (Miami), Emese Hof (Miami), Kiara Leslie (NC State), Paris Kea (UNC), Arike Ogunbowale (Notre Dame), Jessica Shepard (Notre Dame) and Tiana Mangakahia (Syracuse).
It marks the 10th straight year the Blue Devils have featured at least one student-athlete on the All-ACC first team.
A native of Palatine, Ill., Gorecki currently ranks fourth in the ACC in scoring (17.1), third in steals (2.6), tied 13th in rebounding (7.2), tied 13th in assists (3.8) and second in minutes played (36.2). She has totaled one of the best all-around individual seasons in Blue Devil history. The 6-0 guard is the only player among the power five conferences that is averaging over 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.6 steals.
“We are all thrilled for Haley,” commented head coach Joanne P. McCallie. “Her work ethic, competitive drive, and team focus are most impressive. She competes every day and in every aspect of the game. A well-deserved honor for a terrific person and player. “
Gorecki owns 11 games with 20 or more points, eight double-doubles, ranks 35th nationally in steals and is the only player in the ACC to rank in the top 15 in points, rebounds, assists and steals. She is looking to become the first Duke player in school history to lead the Blue Devils in points, rebounds and assists in a single season.
Earning second team honors were Janelle Bailey (UNC), Brianna Turner (Notre Dame), Jackie Young (Notre Dame), Taylor Emery (Virginia Tech) and Regan Magarity (Virginia Tech).
Goodchild owns averages of 11.0 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.1 steals, while starting 20 of her 28 games played. The 5-10 guard has drained 68 three-pointers, which is four shy of the Duke freshman record of 72 held by Rebecca Greenwell. Her 44.2 three-point field goal percentage ranks ninth nationally and second in the ACC, while her 2.4 three-pointers made per game is seventh in the league.
“Miela has made an incredible transition throughout the season,” said McCallie. “Her work ethic, desire for competing at the highest level, and commitment to developing all aspects of her game is most impressive. Huge congrats to Miela.”
A product of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Goodchild totaled three games with 20 or more points in ACC action, including a career-high 26 points at fifth-ranked Notre Dame. In the contest against the Irish, she hit a Duke freshman record eight three-pointers and matched a Blue Devil overall ledger as well.
Along with Goodchild on the All-Freshman team was Makayla Dickins (Boston College), Valencia Myers (FSU), Elzabeth Balogun (Georgia Tech), Elizabeth Dixon (Georgia Tech), Elissa Cunane (NC State), Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi (Syracuse) and Dara Mabrey (Virginia Tech).
On the league coaches All-ACC team, Gorecki was named to the second team and Goodchild earned All-Freshman honors.
Duke (14-14) is seeded No. 11 in the ACC Tournament and will face Pittsburgh Wednesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m., in the first round. The game will be aired live on RSN-TV.
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