DURHAM, N.C.- Coming off a standout freshman campaign for the Blue Devils in 2012, Duke’s Cassie Pecht has been named one of three finalists for the All White Kit Rookie of the Year award. The winner will be determined by a fan vote through Thursday here.
Pecht needs all the Blue Devil fans to head to the site and vote. The other finalists for the award are Janine Beckie of Texas Tech and Cari Roccaro of Notre Dame.
Duke's first National Freshman of the Year in school history, Pecht started all 23 matches on the season for the Blue Devils at both the midfield and forward positions.
A native of Mechanicsville, Pa., Pecht registered six goals, 15 assists and a total of 27 points in her rookie campaign. In the Duke single-season freshman charts, Pecht's 15 assists was a new record, while her 27 points tied for second. Her 15 assists led the NCAA in 2012 and she ranked tied for ninth in the ACC with 27 points.
A TopDrawerSoccer.com National Freshman of the Year selection, Pecht's 15 assists was also the second-most in Duke's overall history. Pecht scored or assisted in 15 of the Blue Devils' 23 matches this season. She was an All-ACC Freshman selection and Second Team All-Southeast Region honoree in 2012.
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