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Pam Bustin

 
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Pam Bustin has revitalized the Duke field hockey program in her seven seasons in Durham, guiding the Blue Devils to a 98-48 ledger and a trip to the 2013 NCAA.

She is a two-time ACC and NFHCA South Region Coach of the Year and a member of the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame.

Under Bustin's direction, the Blue Devils made their 16th NCAA Tournament appearance in 2017, reaching the quarterfinal round for the fifth consecutive year. The squad rounded out the season at 17-4 and featured a trio of All-Americans in Alyssa Chillano, Margaux Paolino and Rose Tynan. Duke also led the ACC in all-conference and all-academic team selections for the 2017 campaign. Bustin earned the 250th win of her career in a 3-0 shutout of Old Dominion Sept. 24, becoming the 14th active Division I head field hockey coach to reach the milestone.

The Duke program accomplished a number of firsts in 2016, capturing its first ACC regular season title and reaching No. 1 in the national poll for the first time in school history. Under Bustin’s watch, the Blue Devils earned the No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the first time, advancing to the NCAA quarterfinals. The squad compiled a 16-4 ledger against the nation’s toughest schedule and featured a pair of first-time All-Americans in Chillano and Heather Morris. At the conclusion of the season, Bustin was honored as the ACC and NFHCA South Region Coach of the Year.

The 2015 season saw Duke earn a spot in the NCAA semifinals for the second time in three years. Under Bustin’s direction, the Blue Devils went 14-7, with 11 of the 14 wins coming against ranked opponents. The squad matched a program record with seven players on the NFHCA All-South Region teams and boasted a pair of All-Americans in goalkeeper Lauren Blazing and midfielder Aileen Johnson.

The Blue Devils earned their third NCAA Tournament bid in four years in 2014, concluding the season in the quarterfinals with a 13-7 record. Bustin’s squad started off the fall on a six-game win streak for the program’s best start to a season since 1978. Duke hosted the ACC Tournament for the first time since 2008 and had three All-America selections in Abby Beltrani, Lauren Blazing and Aileen Johnson.

A historic 2013 campaign saw Bustin guide Duke to the NCAA championship match for the fourth time in program history and the first time since 2005. The Blue Devils reached the title match with a 3-2 semifinal upset of top-ranked and top-seeded Maryland.

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