The Demon Deacons fell to the Tar Heels in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship
2015 NFHCA All-America Third Team
2015 All-South Region First Team
Started every game in the cage in 2015 ... Finished the season with 1,338 minutes played while making 103 saves, good for a .757 save percentage ... Finished second in the ACC with 5.42 saves per game ... Named NFHCA Third Team All-America ... NFHCA All-South Region First Team ... Selected to NFHCA Division I Senior Game ... Made nine saves in win at Michigan ... Made seven saves in 2-1 win at No. 4 Duke to earn ACC Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Made 11 saves, including nine in the second half at Louisville ... Saved a penalty stroke in the final seconds of the game to preserve the road win over the eighth-ranked Cardinals ... Named ACC Defensive Player of the Week after the Louisville contest ... Earned her third ACC Defensive Player of the Week accolade of the season after recording 11 saves in the win over No. 3 North Carolina ... Collected a season-high 12 saves in double overtime loss to Boston College in the ACC Tournament.
Was the starter in the cage for every match with the Demon Deacons during their ACC Championship run ... Finished the season playing over 1479 total minutes, while averaging 1.61 goals per game ... Posted a 14-7 overall record and made 66 saves for the season ... Was a part of six team shutouts, including five of her own against Davidson (Sept. 7), No. 13 Northwestern (Sept. 11), Richmond (Sept. 21), Ohio (Nov. 1), and No. 6 Syracuse (Nov. 9) in the ACC Championship match ... Made three saves in the team's opening win of the season over No. 17 Michigan (Aug. 31) ... She had five saves in a victory over No. 9 Old Dominion (Sept. 5) ... Stopped six shots in a 1-0 shutout win over No. 13 Northwestern ... Had four saves in a 2-1 loss to No. 1 North Carolina (Oct. 9) ... Recorded a season-high nine saves in a 4-3 victory over No. 3 Virginia (Oct. 12) ... Had four saves in the Deacs' ACC quarterfinal match against No. 8 Louisville (Nov. 6) ... Made four huge saves in a shutout win over Syracuse in the ACC Championship ... Recorded three saves in No. 5 Wake Forest's 2-1 loss to No. 12 Albany in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Started every game as the goalkeeper for Wake Forest while posting a 2.04 goals against average for the season ... Logged over 1,437 minutes in 2013 and recorded 108 saves while posting a 12-9 overall record ... Was a part of four shutouts on the year ... Made three saves in the season-opener win over Miami (OH) ... Had six saves against No. 13 Iowa on Sept. 7 ... Gave up only one goal and had three saves in the win over No. 9 Michigan ... Posted her first career shutout against William & Mary in a 4-0 win ... Made eight saves against No. 2 Maryland on Sept. 20 ... Had eight saves at No. 7 Duke (Oct. 6) and nine against No. 2 North Carolina (Oct. 12) ... Recorded seven saves against No. 13 Stanford on Oct. 18 ... Posted seven saves at No. 3 Syracuse (Oct. 26) and six stops in the win against No. 10 Boston College ... Tallied eight saves against North Carolina in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament ... Earned her 12th win over the season in a 3-2 win over Old Dominion in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Set a career-best mark of 19 saves in the loss to North Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Saw action between the posts in seven games, logging 215 minutes in goal ... Made five saves, including two against both Iowa (Aug. 25) and North Carolina in the ACC Semifinals (Nov. 2) ... Did not record a decision on the season.
Manned the posts for Landfermann Gymnasium en route to the state championship in 2006 and 2007 as well as a runner-up appearance in 2008 ... Also helped the team to capture a national championship in 2007 ... Played club field hockey with Club Raffelberg for 12 years ... Earned a national indoor championship in 2008 ... Was named the most outstanding goalkeeper at the Skoda Cup in 2009 ... Started at goalkeeper for the West German state selection for five consecutive years (2005-2010) ... Recipient of the prestigious Mercator Scholarship to spend a year abroad in China.
Full name is Valerie Milena Dahmen ... Born on May 18, 1993 ... Parents are Wolfgang Dahmen and Petra Dühr-Dahmen ... Majoring in Political Science and International Affairs.