DURHAM, N.C.- TopDrawerSoccer.com released its final freshman top 100 rankings on Friday with Duke rookie Cassie Pecht listed No. 3 overall, following being tabbed the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Freshman of the Year for 2012.
Duke's first National Freshman of the Year in school history, Pecht started all 23 matches on the season for the Blue Devils at both the midfield and forward positions.
A native of Mechanicsville, Pa., Pecht registered six goals, 15 assists and a total of 27 points in her rookie campaign. In the Duke single-season freshman charts, Pecht's 15 assists was a new record, while her 27 points tied for second. Her 15 assists led the NCAA in 2012 and she ranked tied for ninth in the ACC with 27 points.
A TopDrawerSoccer.com National Freshman of the Year selection, Pecht's 15 assists was also the second-most in Duke's overall history. Pecht scored or assisted in 15 of the Blue Devils' 23 matches this season. She was an All-ACC Freshman selection and Second Team All-Southeast Region honoree in 2012.
As a team, Duke advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight for the fourth time out of the last six years before falling, 1-0, at top-seeded Penn State. The Blue Devils posted a 15-6-2 overall record on the year.