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Raine Wilson
Wilson, Abboud & St. George Earn All-ACC Honors
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/09/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. – Standout seasons for sophomore Raine Wilson and freshmen Rachel Abboud and Peyton St. George just got even better, as the three became the first in program history to earn All-ACC honors on Tuesday, the league announced.

Wilson, who is one of the league’s top players at the plate and leads the Blue Devils in nine different categories, landed on the All-ACC First Team. St. George and Abboud were tabbed as two of the league’s top rookies, being named to the All-ACC Freshman Team.

A native of Mechanicsville, Va., Wilson finished the regular season standing top 10 in the ACC with 15 doubles (2nd), 62  hits (T-2nd), a .378 clip (4th), .460 on-base percentage (5th), .604 slugging percentage (7th) and 35 runs batted in (7th). She’s also tops on the team with 19 multi-hit contests and nine multi-RBI performances, including being one of two Blue Devils to drive in four runs in a single game.

Wilson has also been a stud in ACC play, standing second in the league with 31 hits, third with a .419 average at the plate, fourth with 20 runs driven in and tied for fourth with a .676 slugging clip. Wilson’s play was crucial in Duke closing out conference play with three-straight series wins for the first time in school history, as the third baseman turned in a .409 clip with 18 hits, 13 RBI, four doubles, two home runs and a triple.

St. George has been a key fixture in Duke’s stellar season in the circle, as the Blue Devils enter the week with the league’s second best ERA at 2.03. The Mechanicsville, Va., native is 8-4 on the year with a team-high 1.81 ERA and 95 strikeouts in 92.2 innings of work. Most impressive has been her play in conference action, posting a perfect 6-0 record with a 1.40 ERA and 51 strikeouts.

The righty’s 1.81 overall ERA and .226 opponent batting average both stand top 10 in the conference, while she stands second in earned runs allowed (24), third in runs allowed (37) and fourth in hits given up (79). St. George is one of three pitchers to post a sub-2.00 ERA in ACC play, while also standing top 10 with a .193 opponent clip. Both totals are tops amongst the league’s freshman hurlers.

Rounding out Duke’s All-ACC honorees is Abboud, one of the conference’s best freshmen on the offensive side of the ball. Her 53 hits and .315 batting average are both second on the team, with her hits total standing ninth amongst ACC batters. She’s also tallied 17 multi-hit games, including being the only player in program history to record a four-hit performance (March 17 vs. Boston College).

Abboud owns a .329 average in ACC play, which ranks second in the league for freshmen. The Huntington Beach, Calif., native has also tallied 23 hits in conference action, four of those being doubles and one a home run, which is tied for the most amongst ACC freshmen.

Wilson, St. George, Abboud and the rest of the seventh seed Blue Devils open ACC Tournament action Wednesday, May 9 against No. 10 Virginia Tech in Atlanta, Ga. First pitch is set for 3:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on RSN with a live stream on ACC Network Extra. The winner of the contest will move on to the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals to face the No. 2 seed Pitt Panthers on Thursday at 5 p.m.

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2018 ACC Awards…

Player of the Year
Jessie Warren, Florida State

Pitcher of the Year
Kylee Hanson, Florida State

Defensive Player of the Year
Taylor Wike, North Carolina

Freshman of the Year
Sydney Sherrill, Florida State

ACC Coach of the Year
Holly Aprile, Pittsburgh

All-ACC First Team
Emme Martinez, Boston College

Annie Murphy, Boston College

Raine Wilson, Duke

Zoe Casas, Florida State

Kylee Hanson, Florida State

Meghan King, Florida State

Sydney Sherrill, Florida State

Jessie Warren, Florida State

Megan Hensley, Louisville

Sidney Melton, Louisville

Brittany Pickett, North Carolina

Taylor Wike, North Carolina

Olivia Gray, Pittsburgh

Giorgiana Zeremenko, Pittsburgh

Bryce Holmgren, Syracuse

All-ACC Second Team
Jesse Dreswick, Boston College

Chloe Sharabba, Boston College

Carsyn Gordon, Florida State

Emily Anderson, Georgia Tech

Draven Sonnon, Georgia Tech

Cameron Stanford, Georgia Tech

Destiny DeBerry, North Carolina

Kiani Ramsey, North Carolina

Alexis Holloway, Notre Dame

Melissa Rochford, Notre Dame

Abby Sweet, Notre Dame

Kayla Harris, Pittsburgh

Alexa Romero, Syracuse

Allison Davis, Virginia

Carrie Eberle, Virginia Tech

All-ACC Freshmen Team
CC Cook, Boston College

Emme Martinez, Boston College

Rachel Abboud, Duke

Peyton St. George, Duke

Sydney Sherrill, Florida State

Cameron Stanford, Georgia Tech

Maddy Newman, Louisville

Alexis Holloway, Notre Dame

Abby Sweet, Notre Dame

Hunter Levesque, Pittsburgh

A Year Of Firsts... 
The Blue Devils’ inaugural campaign will be filled with a number of statistical firsts as the year goes on. Here is a look at the firsts accomplished by Team One so far.

Game: Feb. 8, 2018 vs. FAU (Game 1)

Win (Team): Feb. 8, 2018 vs. FAU (Game 1), 4-3

Win (Individual): Katherine Huey vs. FAU (Game 1), Feb. 8, 2018

At-Bat: Jameson Kavel vs. FAU (Game 1), Feb. 8, 2018

Pitch: Amelia Wiercioch vs. FAU (Game 1), Feb. 8, 2018

Baserunner: Jameson Kavel (Walked, 1st Inning) vs. FAU (Game 1), Feb. 8, 2018

Hit: Amelia Wiercioch (Double, 1st Inning) vs. FAU (Game 1), Feb. 8, 2018

Single: Rachel Abboud (3rd Inning) vs. FAU (Game 1), Feb. 8, 2018

Double: Amelia Wiercioch (1st Inning) vs. FAU (Game 1), Feb. 8, 2018

Walk: Jameson Kavel (1st Inning) vs. FAU (Game 1), Feb. 8, 2018

Hit By Pitch: Ashleigh Rodriguez (7th Inning) vs. FAU (Game 2), Feb. 8, 2018

Run Scored: Raine Wilson (1st Inning, Amelia Wiercioch 2 RBI Double) vs. FAU (Game 1), Feb. 8, 2018

Run Batted In: Amelia Wiercioch (1st Inning) vs. FAU (Game 1), Feb. 8, 2018

Sacrifice Hit: Jazmine Moreno (SAC Bunt, 1st Inning) vs. FAU (Game 1), Feb. 8, 2018

Sacrifice Fly: Rachel Abboud (5th Inning) vs. FAU (Game 2), Feb. 8, 2018

Strikeout: Amelia Wiercioch (Strikeout Looking) vs. FAU (Game 1), Feb. 8, 2018

Stolen Base: Dominique Salinas (2nd Inning) vs. FAU (Game 2), Feb. 8, 2018

Complete Game: Katherine Huey vs. Michigan State, Feb. 9, 2018

Shutout: Katherine Huey vs. Michigan State, Feb. 9, 2018

Complete Game Shutout: Katherine Huey vs. Michigan State, Feb. 9, 2018

Extra Innings Game: Feb. 10, 2018 vs. Boston University (L, 7-4 [8])

Home Run: Katherine Huey (2-Run, 4th Inning) vs. Penn State, Feb. 16, 2018

Save: Amelia Wiercioch vs. Penn State, Feb. 16, 2018

Comeback Win: Feb. 16, 2018 vs. Penn State (Trailed 5-0 in T3, won 7-5)

Triple: Jameson Kavel (6th Inning) vs. Purdue, Feb. 16, 2018

One-Hitter: Amelia Wiercioch vs. Purdue, Feb. 16, 2018

Double Play Turned: 5-3 (Raine Wilson to Rachel Abboud) vs. Purdue, Feb. 17, 2018

Winning Streak: 5 Games (Feb. 16 vs. Penn State - Feb. 23 vs. Morgan State)

National POTW Honor: Katherine Huey (espnW), Feb. 21, 2018

Extra-Innings Win: March 2, 2018 vs. Yale (W, 4-3 [9])

Grand Slam: Amelia Wiercioch (4th Inning) vs. Lehigh, March 3, 2018

Run-Rule Victory: March 4, 2018 vs. Kent State (W, 8-0 [5])

ACC Contest: March 9, 2018 at North Carolina (L, 2-1 [9])

Multi-Home Run Game: Raine Wilson at North Carolina (Game 1), March 10, 2018

Midweek Contest: March 14, 2018 at Charleston (W, 5-1)

ACC Victory: March 16, 2018 vs. Boston College (W, 4-3)

ACC Victory (Individual): Peyton St. George vs. Boston College, March 16, 2018

Four-Hit Performance: Rachel Abboud vs. Boston College, March 17, 2018 (4-4)

ACC Shutout: March 18, 2018 vs. Boston College (1-0)

ACC Series Victory: March 16-18, 2018 vs. Boston College

ACC Series Sweep: March 16-18, 2018 vs. Boston College

ACC Road Win: April 1, 2018 at Pitt (2-1)

ACC Double Play Turned: 4-6-3 (K. Dry to J. Kavel to R. Abboud) vs. Georgia Tech, April 6, 2018

ACC Weekend Rubber Game: April 8, 2018 vs. Georgia Tech (L, 5-3)

ACC Road Series Win: April 13-14, 2018 at Notre Dame

Inside-The-Park Home Run: Amelia Wiercioch (3rd Inning) at Notre Dame (Game 2); April 14, 2018

Multi-Double Play Game: Two at Virginia Tech; April 20, 2018

Back-to-Back ACC Series Wins: April 13-14, 2018 at Notre Dame & April 20-22, 2018 at Virginia Tech

ACC Run-Rule Win: April 28, 2018 vs. Virginia (W, 9-1 [5])

Three-Straight ACC Series Wins: April 13-14, 2018 at Notre Dame, April 20-22, 2018 at Virginia Tech & April 27-29 vs. Virginia

All-ACC First Team Selection: Raine Wilson (2018)

All-ACC Freshman Team Selection: Peyton St. George & Rachel Abboud (2018)

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