United Soccer Coaches announced the defenders on its NCAA Division I Women's Players to Watch list on Tuesday,

with Duke graduate student Delaney Graham one of 35 selected. The list includes United Soccer Coaches All-Americans and 2021 first- or second-team

All-Region players slated to return for the 2022 season. The Atlanta, Ga., native established herself as one of the most versatile and consistent players in the ACC last season,

starting all 21 games for the Blue Devils and playing 1,782 minutes. As an outside linebacker, Graham contributed to a defensive unit that allowed just 12 goals

the fewest in the ACC and eighth-fewest in the nation. After being held without a point for 18 games, she recorded a goal and an assist during a two-game

NCAA Championship stretch, highlighted by her game-winner in the 43rd minute. Graham was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region

Second Team for her efforts on the field, earning All-Region honors for the third consecutive season.

She also became just the eighth Blue Devil to receive CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.