Three Men's Soccer Players Gather Conference Awards
Nov. 10, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Three University of Virginia men’s soccerplayers gathered honors from the Atlantic Coast Conference for theirstellar performances on the field this season prior to the start of the1999 ACC Men’s Soccer Tournament. UVa midfielder Kyle Martino (Westport,Conn./Staples) was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Yearon Wednesday evening. The first-year player also gathered All-ACC FirstTeam honors. Martino was the only Cavalier chosen to the First Team. Hewas joined on the All-Conference team by teammates Steve Totten (Allentown,N.J./Peddie) and Ryan Trout (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) who were named to theAll-ACC Second Team.
Martino has made a significant impact on the team in just his firstseason of competition. He has played his way into a starting role from thestart of the season and has gathered 1436 minutes of action during theyear. Martino has started all 17 of the games he has played in this seasonand is second on the team with seven assists, including two game-winningassists. Martino recorded the game-winning assists in Virginia’s 2-1victory over Cal State Fullerton (10/29/99) and UVa’s 1-0 win over OhioState (11/5/99). He is tied for fourth on the squad with 15 pointsresulting from seven assists and four goals. Two of Martino’s four goalswere game-winning markers scored in the Cavaliers 2-1 victory over NorthCarolina (9/25/99) and a 3-0 decision over Marshall (10/20/99).
Martino scored his first collegiate goal in 2-1 win over VirginiaTech on 9/22/99 and tallied his first collegiate assist in Virginia’s 1-1tie with then unbeaten Wake Forest on 9/19/99.
Totten returned this season as one of the Cavaliers top returningplayers. He started all 18 games this year for UVa and gathered 1610minutes of playing time during the regular season. Totten is fourth on theteam in scoring with 15 points coming from six goals and three assists. Hescored Virginia’s game-winning goal in the Coca-Cola Classic Tournamentagainst Seton Hall in a 4-3 overtime victory in the season opener andposted a game-winning assist and scored a goal in UVa’s 2-0 win overVirginia Commonwealth on 10/9/99. He also gathered two goals and an assistin Virginia’s 8-1 victory over Appalachian State (9/8/99).
Totten was selected to Soccer America’s Team of the Week on10/11/99. He was also named to the 1998-99 ACC Academic Honor Roll.Totten has scored 34 career points on 12 goals and 10 assists at UVa. Hehas started all 41 games of his career and has three career game-winningassists and one career game-winning goal.
Trout was also named a Second-Team Preseason All-American by SoccerAmericca and was selected to the Coca-Cola Classic All-Tournament teamearlier this season. He started 15 of the 16 games he appeared in and hasgathered 1338 minutes of playing time during the regular season. Troutenters the ACC Tournament as Virginia’s leading scorer with 21 pointscoming from nine assists and six goals. His nine assists is first on theteam and he is tied for second on the squad with six goals scored. Troutscored four goals (including three in the first half of play) in UVa’s 8-1victory over Appalachian State on 9/8/99. He became only the eight playerever in Virginia men’s soccer history to score four goals in a single gameand was the 44th player in UVa men’s soccer history to record a hat trick.Trout has recorded 61 career points resulting from 31 career assists and 15career goals. He has seven career game-winning assists and five careergame-winning goals to his record.
Ali Curtis of Duke was named the ACC Player of the Year and hishead coach, John Rennie, was chosen the ACC Coach of the Year. Here is alook at the All-ACC honors for 1999:
All-ACC First Team
|Shaker Asad||N.C. State||Midfielder|
|Chris Carrieri||North Carolina||Forward|
|Chad Evans||Wake Forest||Defender|
All-ACC Second Team
|Sean Conner||Wake Forest||Goalkeeper|
|Danny Jackson||North Carolina||Defender|
|David Kaweesi Mukooza||Wake Forest||Defender|
|Jamal Seale||Wake Forest||Midfielder|
|Ben Stafford||Wake Forest||Forward|
|ACC Player of the Year||Ali Curtis, Duke|
|ACC Rookie of the Year||Kyle Martino, Virginia|
|ACC Coach of the Year||John Rennie, Duke|