Duke isn’t just a basketball school. Duke recruits fantastic talent in other sports as well, take women’s soccer for example. This week, incoming freshman Imani Dorsey was named as the NSCAA Girls High School Scholar All-America National Player of the Year.
Dorsey will be honored with the award on Saturday Aug. 2 at the 2014 NSCAA High School All-America Brunch in Lake Buena Vista Palace in Orlando, Fla.
The Elkridge, Md. native just finished up training camp with the U.S. Under-18 Women’s National Team, held in Mexico City, Mex. Before that, during her senior year, she led her high school team (Our Lady of Good Counsel High School) to a 13-1-6 record. Her alma mater also won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Tournament. That season she scored 15 goals and was recorded with seven assists. After the season concluded, the Washington Post named her as All-Met Player of the Year and she was awarded with All-America status. She capped off her career with 51 goals and 30 assists.
Dorsey is set to join a team that is lacking depth in the forward position. According to Duke’s roster, Dorsey is the one of three true forwards on the 2014 squad. Redshirt junior Audrey Gibson and senior Kelly Cobb are the two other forwards listed on Duke’s roster. There are several who cross over from midfielder to forward, though. Freshmen Casey Martinez and Ashton Miller, sophomore Toni Payne, and senior Katy Colas all play both positions.
Last season the Blue Devils were 10-9-6, beating conference foes Miami, Maryland, N.C. State, and Pitt. They played in the NCAA Tournament and made it to the quarterfinals before they were eliminated.
The first game on the season for women’s soccer is slated for August 14, an exhibition game against South Carolina.