Let’s take a look back at what the Fall of 2011 was all about:
It was a great season for the Duke women’s soccer team that just fell short of their expectations, a 1-0 loss to undefeated Stanford in the College Cup final (their first trip since 1992). The team finished the season 22-4-1. They won the ACC regular season title for just the second time in school history. The Blue Devils beat nine ranked opponents. Head coach Robbie Church was named the Southeast Region Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Duke had a record six players to earn All-ACC honors.
Natasha Anasi, a sophomore defender, is one of 15 semifinalists for the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, the most prestigious award given out in collegiate soccer (the first in Duke history). She was named the ACC’s top defender, as she started all 27 matches this season. Anasi was one of the six Duke All-ACC players. She was second on the team in minutes played and helped the team reach school records in shutouts (16), wins (22), and conference wins (8). She was also named to the first-team All-America team.
Kaitlyn Kerr also earned All-America honors (third-team). She was also an All-ACC selection and was named to the College Cup All-Tournament Team. In just two years, she has become the Blue Devils all-time leading scorer in NCAA Tournament games with six (she scored five this season). In her breakout season, Kerr recorded 11 goals, five assists, and 27 points in the midfield.
Both Anasi and Kerr were joined on the All-Southeast Region team by Tara Campbell and Kelly Cobb, who earned second-team honors. Campbell, the junior goalie, recorded a school record 14 shutouts while being named to the All-ACC second-team. Cobb, a freshman, scored 11 goals, had nine assists, and 31 points. Her goals and points were a Duke freshmen record. She also had six game-winning goals.