Notebook: Duke soccer puts 2 on all-region team; Duke volleyball honored

From News ReleasesDecember 10, 2013 

Duke senior defender Sebastien Ibeagha and junior midfielder Sean Davis were recently named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-South Region team.

Ibeagha made the first team and Davis was voted to the second team.

A two-year team captain, Ibeagha earned his fourth consecutive all-region honor and his second first-team award. He has been Duke’s defensive anchor at center back throughout his career and helped the Blue Devils to a 0.93 goals against average and eight shutouts this season.

He also had two goals in 2013 to bring his career total to eight. A two-time All-ACC first-team selection and a second-team honoree in 2011, Ibeagha has started all 70 games of his career, amassed eight goals and three assists for 19 points and helped Duke to 21 shutouts.

Davis, Duke’s leader in the midfield, earned his first all-region accolade after helping lead the offense with a career-high six goals and three assists for 15 points. During the Blue Devils’ eight-game unbeaten streak, he led Duke with four goals. He played all but 17 minutes in 2013 and has started all but two games in his career. A two-time All-ACC pick, he has 45 career starts, seven goals and seven assists for 21 points.

Volleyball

Duke: ACC Player of the Year Emily Sklar, ACC Defensive Player of the Year Ali McCurdy and fellow all-conference honorees Maggie Deichmeister and Jeme Obeime garnered All-East Coast Region honors, and Jolene Nagel was named East Coast Region Coach of the Year as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Tuesday.

Duke’s four all-region selections tie for the second most in school history, matching the totals set in 2010 and 1993.

Nagel and her staff collected all-region coach of the year recognition after guiding the Blue Devils to the ACC championship and NCAA tournament second round. Under her direction, Duke (28-5, 18-2) placed six players on All-ACC teams and had four earn all-region honors while the team achieved a national ranking as high as No. 13 in the AVCA poll. The accolade is the fourth AVCA All-Region nod of Nagel’s career.

Basketball

Amere May, Head Coach Tony Sheals of St. Aug Win CIAA Basketball Honors

Saint Augustine’s: Junior guard Amere May was named CIAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week and Tony Sheals was chosen coach of the week on Monday.

May averaged 24.5 points, four rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.5 assists in leading the Falcons to a 2-0 record last week. He finished with 21 points, four rebounds and two steals in a 72-67 win against Chowan, and had 28 points, four rebounds and three steals in a 114-61 rout of Virginia University of Lynchburg.

May leads the CIAA in scoring with a 23.1 scoring average in his first season with the Falcons. This is his third CIAA weekly basketball honor including his second consecutive player of the week award. A transfer from Delaware State, May was named the conference newcomer of the week on Nov. 19.

Sheals, a first-year Falcons coach, has led the team to four consecutive victories and a 6-3 record.

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