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Duquesne’s Lauren Bell, Deena DeBaldo and Megan Virgin land on Atlantic 10’s All-Academic Team

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Duquesne’s Lauren Bell, Deena DeBaldo and Megan Virgin land on Atlantic 10’s All-Academic Team

Seniors Lauren Bell and Deena DeBaldo along with junior Megan Virgin were named to the Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team as part of the conference’s post-season awards announced today. It was the second consecutive year Bell and DeBaldo have been honored, and first for Virgin:

Lauren Bell, Sr., Forward (Hermitage, Pa./Hickory)

  • 3.91 GPA in Biochemistry
  • Named to the 2019 A-10 All-Academic Team and 2017 A-10 All-Rookie Team
  • Played in every game in her Duquesne career
  • Finished with nine career goals and 23 career points
  • Multiple time Deans list, A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and DU Director of Athletics Honor Roll member

Deena DeBaldo, Sr., Midfielder (Fox Chapel, Pa./Fox Chapel)

  • 3.89 GPA in Education
  • Finished her career tied for 10th on DU’s all-time points list with 35 and 11th in goals with 13
  • Was a four-year starter
  • Named to the 2019 A-10 All-Academic Team & A-10 Second Team
  • Ranks fifth in the A-10 in shots and shots on goal per game
  • Multiple time Deans list, A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and DU Director of Athletics Honor Roll member

Megan Virgin, Jr. Goalkeeper (Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan/LIU)

  • 3.98 GPA in Speech Language Pathology
  • Two-year starting goalkeeper after transferring from LIU
  • Was an NEC Commissioner’s Honor Roll member while at LIU
  • Ranks fourth in the A-10 in saves per game
  • Had a pair of shutouts this season
  • Deans list, A-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and DU Director of Athletics Honor Roll member

John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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