College Notebook: Duke's Quinn up for soccer award; NC Central bowling wins

From News ReleasesDecember 9, 2013 

— Duke freshman Rebecca Quinn has been selected one of six nominees for the 2013 Canadian U-20 Players of the Year by the Canadian Soccer Association (Canada Soccer).

Canadian media and coaches will be asked to select two players – one male and one female – for the Canadian Soccer Association’s top prize, the BMO Canadian Players of the Year award. The award will celebrate Canada’s top two soccer players in recognition of their 2013 achievements with both the national team and their respective club teams.

Quinn, who is a product of Toronto, started the first four matches of her collegiate career before being saddled with injuries. After being hurt Sept. 1 against New Mexico, Quinn only played in three other matches. The midfielder collected one assist against Boston College. She has been a part of Canada’s U-20 and U-17 national teams.

The Canadian U-20 Players of the Year award is open to players eligible for the recent or upcoming FIFA U-20 World Cup events. Voting for the Canadian U-20 Players of the Year will be split evenly by Canadian national staff coaches and all other Canadian coaches.


N.C. Central: The women’s team defeated No. 20 Bethune-Cookman at the second Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Southern Division tournament the past weekend in DeLand, Fla. In a tight contest, the Eagles won 966-918. The two-day competition was hosted by the Wildcats and included No. 15 Norfolk State, N.C. A&T and Florida A&M. As a team, N.C. Central finished the weekend with a 3-5 record, giving them a fourth-place finish.

The Eagles were led by freshman Rachael Johnson, who finished fifth overall. Johnson ended the weekend with a four-game average of 197, including a high game of 244. She cleared a total of 788 pins. The other top N.C. Central bowlers were Kourtney Rodez and Rae’Shelle Drayton, who were 10th and 12th respectively. Rodez cleared 757 pins with a high game of 204 and an average of 189.25. Drayton averaged 184.75, clearing 739 total pins and game high of 193.

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