DURHAM, N.C. – As the Blue Devils take a couple days to rest up before kicking off the 2018 ACC season on Sunday at Syracuse, a number of former DWS stars are on the grind in the professional ranks. Check out how the Blue Devils are performing in the latest edition of DWS In The Pros.
Rebecca Moros – Duke ‘07
Utah Royals FC – Midfielder
Season Stats – GP/GS: 22/22 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | Shots: 1 | SOG: 0 | Minutes: 1868
Moros and Utah Royals FC closed out their inaugural season on Saturday with a 2-1 comeback win against Chicago. While Utah was eliminated from playoff contention, the team finished year one in fifth place with an overall record of 9-7-8. Moros capped her first year in Utah by seeing time in 22 games, starting each one and playing in 1,868 minutes. On the defensive side of the ball, Moros made 42 clearances and 47 interceptions while calculating a 77 percent success rate in her tackles. She also tallied a 73.1 percent success rate in her passes.
Wide eyed & full of the biggest of dreams — 7 months ago we opened the door to this locker room together for the first time & tomorrow we’ll close it together for the last. Looking forward to seeing you one last time tomorrow for the last game of this incredible season! #makeway pic.twitter.com/T57RkU8TzE— Becca Moros (@BeccaMoros) September 7, 2018
Imani Dorsey – Duke ‘18
Sky Blue FC – Forward
Season Stats – GP/GS: 13/12 | Goals: 4 | Assists: 1 | Shots: 25 | SOG: 16 | Minutes: 1047
Dorsey wrapped up her first season in the pros as one of the top attackers on Sky Blue FC’s squad. The 2017 ACC Offensive Player of the Year finished the season with four goals and an assist in 13 games (12 starts) and 1,047 minutes played. Her four tallies came on 25 total shots, with 16 of those attempts on target.
The Elkridge, Md., native also spent some time recently on the international stage, teaming up with former DWS teammates Schuyler DeBree and Toni Payne on the United States U-23 Women’s National Team for the Nordic Tournament. Dorsey played in all three matches, drawing two starts and scoring one goal, helping lead the U.S. to a 2-0-1 finish to capture the Nordic Tournament crown.
Rebecca Quinn – Duke ‘18
Washington Spirit – Midfielder
Season Stats – GP/GS: 17/16 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | Shots: 3 | SOG: 0 | Minutes: 1384
The highest Blue Devil drafted in NWSL Draft history wrapped up her first season in the NWSL, playing in 17 games and drawing 16 starts while playing in 1,384 minutes. Quinn played the full time in 12 matches, including the final eight of the year. On defense, Quinn recorded 47 clearances and 30 interceptions while blocking eight attempts. She also recorded a 75.4 percent success rate in her passes.
Quinn, who is a regular with the Canadian Women's National Team, was recently named to the the provisional 35-player roster for Canada ahead of the 2018 Concacaf Women's Championship.
ICYMI | Quartet of young, but experienced Spirit players named to provisional rosters for 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship: https://t.co/QtODeE5f5G— Washington Spirit (@WashSpirit) September 11, 2018
🇺🇸 Mal Pugh (Age: 20 | Caps: 37)
🇺🇸 Rose Lavelle (23 | 13)
🇺🇸 Andi Sullivan (22 | 10)
🇨🇦 Rebecca Quinn (23 | 39) pic.twitter.com/q1PultRE2F
Christina Gibbons – Duke ‘16
Sky Blue FC – Defender
Season Stats – GP/GS: 18/16 | Goals: 0 | Assists: 0 | Shots: 1 | SOG: 0 | Minutes: 1430
Gibbons wrapped up her first year with Sky Blue FC having playing in 18 contests, drawing 16 starts and recording a total of 1,430 minutes of action. Gibbons tallied 34 clearances, 29 interceptions and 13 blocks while converting 75.6 percent of her tackles along the Sky Blue backline. She was also a successful passer out of the back in 2018, completing 463 passes (75.5 percent).
Morgan Reid – Duke ‘18
North Carolina Courage – Defender
Reid was called up several times throughout the year and was on the active roster for a pair of NWSL matchups for the Courage. Reid also saw time during the Courage’s run to the International Champions Cup, where they defeated Paris St. Germain Femenines and Olympique Lyonnais Feminin to capture the first ever Women’s ICC. Reid came on as a sub in both contests, playing more than 15 minutes in the first two professional appearances of her career.
The Courage, who captured the NWSL Shield for the second-straight season, are gearing up for an NWSL Semifinal showdown against the Chicago Red Stars on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. ET at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
Schuyler DeBree – Duke ‘18
AC Sparta Praha (Czech Republic) – Defender
DeBree signed with AC Sparta Praha Thursday, July 12 along with former Blue Devil teammate Ashton Miller. DeBree has made two starts so far, helping AC Sparta Praha go undefeated early in the 1. Liga Women season. Sparta has outscored its opponents 25-0 through the first three contests and will now take on Ajax Vrouwen in the first round of the Champions League on Sept. 12.
The Fair Haven, N.J., native also spent some time recently on the international stage, teaming up with former DWS teammates Imani Dorsey and Toni Payne on the United States U-23 Women’s National Team for the Nordic Tournament. DeBree started all three contests, helping lead the U.S. to a 2-0-1 record to capture the Nordic Tournament crown.
Ashton Miller – Duke ‘18
AC Sparta Praha (Czech Republic) – Midfielder
Miller signed with AC Sparta Praha Thursday, July 12 along with former Blue Devil teammate Schuyler DeBree. Miller and AC Sparta Praha has gone undefeated early in the 1. Liga Women season, outscoring its opponents 25-0 through the first three contests. They will now take on Ajax Vrouwen in the first round of the Champions League on Sept. 12.
Malinda Allen – Duke ‘18
Shelbourne FC (Ireland) – Midfielder
Allen and Shelbourne Ladies FC of Dublin City, Ireland recently reeled off a 3-0 victory against Galway WFC to secure a spot in the FAI Cup Semifinals. Allen tallied a goal in the 65th minute to make it 2-0 for Shelbourne. On the year, Allen has played in seven contests, scoring six goals, including a hat trick on July 22 against Kilkenny United WFC, her second match in the pros.
REPORT: @YouthsWomen 2-3 @shelslfc— ContinentalTyres WNL (@FAI_WNL) August 25, 2018
The #WNL title race has just been blown wide open as Shels clinch huge victory at Ferrycarrig Park! Just three points separate the two sides! 🙌
Report from @insideright7 ➡️ https://t.co/xvk3Gq4BvN #WNL pic.twitter.com/FLYNlaiKuX
Toni Payne – Duke ‘17
Sevilla FC (Seville, Spain)
Payne made her debut for Sevilla FC on Sept. 9, coming in as a reserve in the 71st minute against Albacete. Sevilla was unable to pull out a victory, falling 4-2 in their Primera Division Femenina opener. Payne and Sevilla next face Rayo Vallecano on Sept. 16 for their first road match of the season before returning home to host Sporting de Huelva on Sept. 23.
☀️ Buenos días. Este lunes comenzó una nueva semana de trabajo para el #SevillaFCFem. 😊— Sevilla FC Femenino (@SevillaFC_Fem) September 11, 2018
Hoy martes toca jornada de descanso para coger fuerzas de cara a la segunda jornada de la #LigaIberdrola 🏋🏻♂️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/1JzJAit7Lx
The former Blue Devil star has also spent some time recently on the international stage, teaming up with former DWS teammates Imani Dorsey and Schuyler DeBree on the United States U-23 Women’s National Team for the Nordic Tournament. Payne saw time as a sub in two matches, helping lead the U.S. to a 2-0-1 record to capture the Nordic Tournament crown.
Just a couple of former 🔵😈⚽️ stars bringing home a 🏆 for the 🇺🇸 !— Duke Women's Soccer (@DukeWSOC) September 4, 2018
Shoutout to Schuyler, @t_payne10, @Imdorsey96 and the entire @ussoccer_ynt U-23 squad on winning the Nordic Tournament! 🙌💯🔥🥇#GoDuke pic.twitter.com/hx6vaoOjSd
Krysia Sikora – Duke ‘17
GKS Gornik Leczna (Poland)
Sikora signed with GKS Gornik Leczna in July after starting her professional career with Medyk Konin. Gornik Leczna is undefeated in Ekstraliga Women’s play, outscoring their foes, 18-2. Their next contest is Sept. 16 against Mitech Zywiec.
Natasha Anasi – Duke ‘13
Anasi has played in 17 matches this season, scoring 12 times for Keflavik. The squad is second in the 1. Deild Women league with a 14-2-1 record and has won four of its last five contests. Anasi has also seen action in six League Cup games, scoring twice. Keflavik is set to take on Haukar in their next matchup on Sept. 14.
Thora Helgadottir – Duke ‘03
UMF Stjarnan (Iceland)
Helgadottir is in her third season with Stjarnan of the Urvalsdeild Women’s league. Stjarnan is currently third in the table with a 10-4-2 record after most recently defeating KR, 3-0. The squad will next take on FH on Sept. 17.
The former Blue Devil keeper began playing in the Urvalsdeild league as a 14-year old. She made her first appearance for the Iceland Women’s National Team in 1998 and made 108 appearances and scored one goal from 1998-2014.