Sherrill Kester Dempsey

 

Sherrill Kester Dempsey

 

            Sherrill was a four-year starter in both soccer and basketball at Westchester Academy from 1992-96. She won two state championships in soccer while scoring 115 goals and earning all-state and all-South honors. She won another state title in basketball,   was a three-time conference player of the year and an all-state selection. Sherrill chose to play soccer at Duke, where she started 84 of 87 matches and scored 35 goals, fourth on the Blue Devils' career list. She scored 10 game-winning goals, was twice first-team All-ACC and helped Duke make three NCAA tournament appearances. Kester was also voted to the NSCAA All-American team in 1999. She was named to the list of the ACC's top 50 women's soccer players of all-time. She played professionally with the San Diego Spirit and was a member of the U.S. National team. In a three-game stretch for them in 2000, she recorded three goals and an assist. Kester was inducted into the inaugural Hall of Fame class at Westchester Academy in 2009.

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