Cobb second-team All-ACC

Mustang great also gets All-ACC freshman team nod after leading Blue Devils with 10 goals


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Kelly Cobb, whose prowess on the soccer field at Chugiak High made her one of the most feared strikers in Alaska history, now has proof she's also one of the Atlantic Coast Conference's best players.

Cobb, a 5-foot-9 forward from Peters Creek, was named second-team All-ACC last week after a vote of the league's coaches. She was also named to the league's all-freshman team after leading the Blue Devils with 10 goals and 27 total points during the regular season.

Cobb's season ranks as one of the best-ever by a Duke freshman. She has already tied the team freshman record for goals and points, and is one shot off the record for shots on goal. She ranked in the top-four in the ACC in goals, points, shots, assists and game-winning goals. Cobb's six game-winners ranked her first in the ACC and 10th in the nation.

Although Duke lost in the semifinals of the ACC tournament, the Blue Devils still secured a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA Division I women's tournament, which begins Sunday, Nov. 16 against Radford. Entering the tournament, Duke is ranked third in the NCSAA poll and No. 1 in the NCAA RPI index.

Cobb was one of six Duke players named All-ACC, and coach Robbie Church was named the conference's Coach of the Year.

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