stop
Stay Connected with Duke Athletics
article image
Courtesy: Duke Athletics
Raine Wilson
Wilson Tabbed Preseason All-ACC
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 01/29/2019
BDN+ Premium Content
Related Links

DURHAM, N.C. – After a standout inaugural season that saw her finish as one of the best in the conference, Duke softball junior Raine Wilson was named to the Preseason All-ACC Team on Tuesday, the league announced.

An All-ACC First Team selection last year, Wilson was one of the league’s top players at the plate and led the Blue Devils in nine different categories. The Mechanicsville, Va., native finished the year standing top 10 in the ACC with 15 doubles (2nd), 62 hits (T-3rd), a .371 clip (5th), .453 on-base percentage (5th), .593 slugging percentage (7th) and 35 runs batted in (7th). She also topped 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 was a stud in ACC play, finishing 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 in that span.

The Blue Devils were selected to finish sixth in the conference in 2019, with reigning national champions Florida State earning the top spot in the league. Duke finished its inaugural campaign with a 29-27 overall record and 13-11 mark in conference play to earn the seventh seed in the 2018 ACC Tournament.

Wilson and the Blue Devils will open the 2019 season on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 9:30 p.m. ET in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico against ACC foe Notre Dame. That contest is the first of four for Duke during opening weekend, as it takes part in the 2019 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge for its first international trip. The Blue Devils will also face South Carolina (Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.), Liberty (Feb. 9 at 4 p.m.) and Washington (Feb. 9 at 9:30 p.m.).

For more information on Duke softball, follow the Blue Devils on TwitterFacebook and Instagram by searching for “DukeSoftball”. You can also find all-access coverage of all Duke athletic programs on SnapChat by searching for “dukeathletics”.

2019 Preseason All-ACC Team

Infield

  • Raine Wilson, Duke
  • Carsyn Gordon, Florida State
  • Sydney Sherrill, Florida State
  • Sidney Melton, Louisville
  • Olivia Gray, Pitt


Outfield

  • Zoe Casas, Florida State
  • Kiani Ramsey, North Carolina
  • Bryce Holmgren, Syracuse
  • Abby Sweet, Notre Dame


Pitchers

  • Meghan King, Florida State
  • Brittany Pickett, North Carolina
  • Alexa Romero, Syracuse
  • Carrie Eberle, Virginia Tech


Catcher

  • Anna Shelnutt, Florida State


Designated Player | Utility

  • Megan Hensley, Louisville


2019 Preseason ACC Coaches Poll
1. Florida State (121 points, 11 first-place votes)
2. Notre Dame (102 points)
3. North Carolina (95 points)
4. Pitt (88 points)
5. Louisville (75 points)
6. Duke (69 points)
7. Georgia Tech (55 points)
8. Syracuse (51 points)
9. Boston College (47 points)
10. Virginia Tech (41 points, 1 first-place vote)
11. NC State (29 points)
12. Virginia (19 points)

Atlantic Division
1. Florida State
2. Notre Dame
3. Louisville
4. Syracuse
5. Boston College
6. NC State

Coastal Division
1. North Carolina
2. Pitt
3. Duke
4. Georgia Tech
5. Virginia Tech
6. Virginia

#GoDuke


DUKE NEWS ARCHIVES
DUKE VIDEOS
BDN+ LIVE EVENTS SCHEDULE
Baseball vs. Boston College Audio
Fri, Apr 26 at 5:40 PM
Baseball vs. Boston College Audio
Sat, Apr 27 at 1:40 PM
Baseball vs. Boston College Audio
Sun, Apr 28 at 12:40 PM
Duke Baseball Show | Season 6
Mon, Apr 29 at 11:55 AM
PHOTO GALLERIES MORE ALBUMS
SOFTBALL HEADLINES