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Two each named from Duke, Florida State, North Carolina and Wake Forest
(Pictured: Crystal Dunn of North Carolina)
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference heads up the 2013 Soccer America Preseason Women’s All-America Team with 10 student-athletes selected, including two apiece from Duke, Florida State, North Carolina and Wake Forest.
Stanford was the only other program to have a pair of players selected to the 25-member team, which also includes a representative from both Notre Dame and Virginia.
Reigning Hermann Trophy and Honda Award for soccer winner Crystal Dunn, along with fellow senior Kealia Ohai, represent defending national champion and preseason No. 1 North Carolina. Florida State placed both goalkeeper Kelsey Wys and midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir on the squad.
Duke is represented by defender Natasha Anasi and forward Laura Weinberg, while Wake Forest placed goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe and forward Katie Stengel on the squad.
Notre Dame midfielder Cari Roccaro and Virginia midfielder Morgan Brian were also recognized.
The 2013 season gets under way Friday, August 23, with 13 of the ACC’s 14 teams scheduled to see action.
2013 Soccer America Preseason Women’s All-America Team
Player (School), Year
G Aubrey Bledsoe (Wake Forest), Sr.
G Emily Oliver (Stanford), Sr.
G Kelsey Wys (Florida State), Sr.
D Natasha Anasi (Duke), Sr.
D Abby Dahlkemper (UCLA), Jr.
D Marissa Diggs (UCF), Sr.
D Haley Palmer (San Diego State), Sr.
M Morgan Brian (Virginia), Jr.
M Dagny Brynjarsdottir (Florida State), Jr.
M Daphne Corboz (Georgetown), Jr.
M Vanessa DiBernardo (Illinois), Sr.
M Crystal Dunn (North Carolina), Sr.
M Julie Johnston (Santa Clara), Sr.
M Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame), Soph.
M Meghan Streight (Texas A&M), Jr.
F Janine Beckie (Texas Tech), Soph.
F Nkem Ezurike (Michigan), Sr.
F Jonelle Filigno (Rutgers), Sr.
F Kristen Hamilton (Denver), Sr.
F Maya Hayes (Penn State), Sr.
F Kealia Ohai (North Carolina), Sr.
F Katie Stengel (Wake Forest), Sr.
F Taylor Uhl (Stanford), Jr.
F Laura Weinberg (Duke), Sr.
F Hannah Wilkinson (Tennessee), Jr.