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WSOC: Four Blue Devils earn All-ACC Women's Soccer honors

Posted November 7, 2013

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The ACC released the 2013 All-ACC women’s soccer teams on Thursday with Duke receiving four Blue Devils on the squad. The All-ACC honorees were determined by a vote of the 14 league head coaches

Blue Devil senior defender Natasha Anasi received All-ACC honors for the third straight year as she was selected to the second team in 2013. Redshirt senior Kim DeCesare earned third team accolades, while freshmen Christina Gibbons and Toni Payne each were named to the All-ACC Freshman team.

Anasi, who is a product of Arlington, Texas, has led a very young defense that has featured three freshmen at times to six shutouts. A two-time NSCAA All-America, Anasi has helped guide Duke to 38 shutouts since arriving in Durham four years ago. The 5-6 MAC Hermann Trophy candidate has also scored one goal and assisted on one other this season.

Received All-ACC accolades for the second straight year, DeCesare has collected 20 goals and 10 assists over the last two seasons since moving to the forward slot. As a redshirt senior, she has collected four goals and four assists on the season playing at both the forward and midfield slots. DeCesare, a native of Massapequa Park, N.Y., has a tied for team-best two game-winning goals this year, which came against Texas A&M and N.C. State.

Gibbons, who is out of Raleigh, N.C., has made an immediate impact on the Blue Devils since arriving in August. The 5-4 freshman has started all 20 contests and played a team-high 1,836 minutes on the defensive end. Gibbons has totaled two assists, while helping lead the Duke defense to six shutouts.

Starting 17 of 20 matches for the Blue Devils as a rookie, Payne has collected three goals and five assists on the year. All three goals and four of the five assists have come against ACC opponents, including the game-winning goal versus Miami. Payne, who is out of Birmingham, Ala., has totaled six points over the last seven contests.

Duke, which has posted an 8-8-4 overall record, is awaiting the NCAA Tournament selection show that will air on Monday, Nov. 11 at 4:30 p.m. The Blue Devils are expecting to receive their 20th overall NCAA selection and an invite to the tournament for the 11th consecutive season.

Offensive Player of the Year: Crystal Dunn, Sr., M, North Carolina
Defensive Player of the Year: Kassey Kallman, D, Sr., Florida State
Freshman of the Year: Morgan Andrews, Fr., M, Notre Dame
Coach of the Year: Steve Swanson

All-ACC First Team
Aubrey Bledsoe, GK, Sr., Wake Forest
Morgan Brian, Jr., M, Virginia
Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Jr., M, Florida State
Makenzy Doniak, So., F, Virginia
Crystal Dunn, Sr., M, North Carolina
Kassey Kallman, Sr., D, Florida State
Stephanie McCaffrey, Jr., F, Boston College
Kealia Ohai, Sr., F, North Carolina
Jazmine Reeves, Sr., F, Virginia Tech
Cari Roccaro, So., M, Notre Dame
Emily Sonnet, So., D, Virginia

All-ACC Second Team
Natasha Anasi, D, Sr., Duke
Morgan Andrews, Fr., M, Notre Dame
Hayley Brock, Sr., F, Maryland
Megan Campbell, Jr., D, Florida State
Danielle Colaprico, Jr., M, Virginia
Kristin Grubka, Jr., D, Florida State
McKenzie Meehan, So., F, Boston College
Ashley Meier, So., M, Virginia Tech
Riley Ridgik, Jr., M, Wake Forest
Katie Stengel, F, Sr., Wake Forest
Kelsey Wys, Sr., GK, Florida State

All-ACC Third Team
Jordan Coburn, So., D, Virginia Tech
Kim DeCesare, R-Sr., F, Duke
Ashley Flinn, Jr., F, Miami
Summer Green, So, F, North Carolina
Mandy Laddish, Sr., M, Notre Dame
Vanessa Laxgang, Sr. M, Clemson
Molly Menchel, Sr., D, Virginia
Casey Morrison, Jr., D, Boston College
Kailen Sheridan, Fr., GK, Clemson
Ashley Spivey, So., F, Maryland
Jackie Stengel, Fr., Fr., NC State

ACC All-Freshman Team
Morgan Andrews, Fr., M, Notre Dame
Hayley Dowd, Fr., F, Boston College
Nickolette Driesse, Fr., M, Florida State
Christina Gibbons, Fr., D, Duke
Amber Munerlyn, Fr., F, North Carolina
Toni Payne, Fr., M, Duke
Kailen Sheridan, Fr., GK, Clemson
Morgan Stearns, Fr., GK, Virginia
Jackie Stengel, Fr., F, NC State
Sarah Teegarden, Fr., M, Wake Forest
Murielle Tiernan, Fr., F, Virginia Tech

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