Pathman signing up with soccer’s Boston Breakers
Former Durham Academy soccer all-American Mollie Pathman has been selected by the Boston Breakers in the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League draft.
Pathman scored 17 goals and 29 assists in 87 career games with Duke. She was a member of the U.S. team that won the U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Japan in 2012, a team that featured Breakers goalkeeper Jami Kranich. She also played for the U.S. in the 2010 U-20 Women’s World Cup.
The daughter of Don and Beth Pathman, she graduated from Durham Academy in 2010 as the school’s all-time leading scorer (130 goals and 65 assists) in girls soccer. She was the Gatorade National High School Player of the Year, as well as being a Parade All-American and four-time all-state team member.
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Blue Devils Dash on Sunday
The second annual Blue Devil Dash a 5K Run/Walk sponsored by Duke Recreation & Physical Education will be held on Sunday, April 13, beginning at 9 a.m. The event will take place at the Al Buehler Trail on Duke’s West Campus.Online registration is available for $20 at www.recreation.duke.edu, with a percentage of proceeds benefitting the Durham VA Hospital.
ACC honors McCrory ... again
To no one’s surprise, Duke University senior Nick McCrory has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Male Diver of the Year for the fourth time in his career. The conference award seemed assured after he won each diving discipline and the Most Valuable Diver Award at the 2014 ACC Championships.
Newton wins Orange Blossom
Roger Lee Newton fought off late challenges from Tyler Church and Trevor Noles over the last 12 laps of auto racing Saturday night in Rougemont and held on for his second win in the Orange Blossom Special 150.
Noles took the early lead away from Newton and stayed there most of the night at Orange County Speedway until a caution on lap 121 following a spinout by Derek Ramstrom in turn 3. Newton jumped by Noles on the restart.
Newton held the middle of the track and Noles the lower groove for the most of the final laps, while behind them Tyler Church and Tyler Dippel repeatedly bumped doors in a battle for third. On the final lap around the three-eights mile track, Noles slid under Newton for the lead but couldn’t hold his line and spun into turn 3 as Newton took the checkered flag.
Church zipped past Noles for second, while Noles slid across the line backwards for third. Dippel was fourth and Cole Timm finished on the lead lap for fifth in the night’s Pro All Star Series race.
Earlier in the night, Lucas Jones finished first in the Pro Late Model race, followed by Greg Bohanon Jr. and Jacob Schneider.
In opening Legends race, Alex Pachero survived a neck-and-neck battle with Dillon Spain for his first win of the season, while Grayson Massey took third behind Spain.
Racing returns to Rougemont this Saturday with the Sherry Love Johnson Memorial, a 100-lap event for Late Models. That race will be preceded by events for Limited, Pure Stock, Street Stock and Super Mini Trucks. Racing at Orange County Speedway begins at 7 p.m.