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Sean Davis

Duke University


Davis is an exceptional student with a 3.8 grade point average as a sociology major with a Markets and Management Certificate. He has qualified for the Dean’s List in four semesters, including one semester earning Dean’s List with Distinction honors. Davis has earned All-ACC Academic Team recognition all three seasons and has been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll every year. Consistently, Davis is one of the top student-athletes at Duke University.


An outstanding leader and young man, Davis is active within the Duke community. Davis has served as a two-year captain of the team.  In that role, he consistently models ethical leadership for younger students. Davis also supports his peers beyond the soccer field. An example of Sean’s commitment to inclusiveness and providing opportunities to all students has been his support of the recently launched organization, Athlete Ally. An early supporter of program, he currently serves as an executive board member. Davis views it as a platform to support all athletes in their quest to represent their university. A former member of the Dean of Students Office noted Davis’s compassion and leadership. “Sean makes a difference in people’s lives.  He takes time for others, even when he does not have it to give.  On too many occasions to recount, Sean has shown his strength of character and moral leadership.  Quite simply, Sean serves as a model for his peers, as well as faculty and staff, to follow.”


In addition to serving as team captain, Davis also participates in many co-curricular activities. He is currently entering his third year as an ACTION mentor, where he was selected to advise and guide a group of eight freshmen student-athletes as they transition from high-school to college. In addition, he serves an Executive Board Member of Duke’s Athlete Ally chapter. Athlete Ally aims to end homophobia and transphobia in sport. In 2014, Athlete Ally won Best New Student Group at the Duke Student Leadership Awards. As a sophomore, Davis was selected to attend the overnight S.O.L.E. leadership retreat aimed at improving leadership and management skills. As a junior, Davis was one of seven juniors asked to the following year ‘s retreat where he guided a new group of participants. During his Junior year, Davis participated in Duke’s Advancing Leaders program. This program helps select student-athletes assume meaningful leadership roles on campus as rising seniors. Davis has also participated in fundraising efforts and community outreach for Duke Dance Marathon, an event which has raised over $80,000 benefitting Children’s Miracle Network. In addition to his co-curricular activities, Davis has volunteered for Read With the Blue Devils, Cary’s YMCA Camp, and Durham Rescue Missions. Most recently, Davis received the prestigious ACC Top Six for Service Award for all of his volunteer and community service efforts at Duke.


An elite midfielder for the Blue Devils, Davis is a two-time All-ACC second team selection and a NSCAA All-South Region second team honoree. He has been voted Duke’s Offensive MVP in both 2012 and 2013 after ranking second on the team in points and quarterbacking the Duke offense. In 2014, Davis was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Preseason Best XI first team, College Soccer News’ Preseason All-America Third Team, and Soccer America’s All American team. After missing the first half of his freshman campaign due to a preseason injury, he has played in 49 games with 47 starts. After three years, he has seven goals and seven assists for 21 points and is considered one of the top midfielders in the country. In the summer of 2014, Davis spent time training with teams in Spain and Sweden. Most recently, he captured the 2014 NPSL Championship with New York Redbulls’ u23 side.