College Notebook

Duke's goalie selected by Chicago Fire

January 23, 2013 

Former Duke goalkeeper James Belshaw was selected Tuesday in the Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft with the 49th pick by the Chicago Fire. Belshaw was a four-year starter in goal for the Blue Devils.

Belshaw was taken in the third round of the draft, which consists of four rounds and features only players who have finished their college eligibility and been nominated by an MLS club, as well as youth internationals made available by MLS.

Belshaw, a 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America selection, was a two-year captain for the Blue Devils.


Duke: Senior Henrique Cunha has been named the ACC men’s player of the week.

• The women’s tennis team remained at No. 3 in the second Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings of the year, after downing William & Mary in its home opener Jan. 19.


N.C. State: Junior Zina Grogg was name ACC co-female swimmer of the week.


Duke: Chelsea Gray and Elizabeth Williams have been named two of 20 midseason candidates for the John R. Wooden Award, announced by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.


N.C. State: Freshman gymnast Brittni Watkins has been named the East Atlantic Gymnastics League Rookie of the Week.

She posted a career-best 9.9 on floor exercise against New Hampshire to win the event. She placed second on vault with a score of 9.8

Track and Field

Saint Augustine’s: The Falcons are third in the latest NCAA Division II men’s indoor rankings, released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Falcons moved up three spots from the preseason poll. Grand Canyon tops the poll. The Falcons are first in the Atlantic Region rankings.

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