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Dec. 8, 1999

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – UVa midfielders Kyle Martino (Westport, Conn./Staples) and Steve Totten (Allentown, N.J./Peddie) were named to the 1999 Virginia Men’s Soccer Division I All-State Team through the voting by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). Martino was a First Team selection while Totten gathered Second Team honors. The two Virginia players were the only Cavaliers selected to the teams.

Martino, a first-year midfielder at UVa, made a significant impacton the team in just his first season of collegiate competition. Hiscontributions to the team were so significant that he was named the 1999Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year.

Martino was also chosen to the ACC All-Tournament team after the Cavaliers finished runner-up in the ACC Tournament. He played his way into a starting role right from the start of the season and gathered 1971 minutes of action during the year.

Martino started all 23 of the games he appeared in this season forVirginia and finished second on the team with seven assists and was fourth on the squad with seven goals. Three of Martino’s seven goals were game-winning markers scored in the Cavaliers 2-1 victory over NorthCarolina (9/25/99), a 3-0 decision over Marshall (10/20/99) and a 3-1 win over Brown (11/28/99) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Two of his seven assists were game-winners which he recorded in Virginia’s 2-1 victory over Cal State Fullerton (10/29/99) and UVa’s 1-0 win over Ohio State (11/5/99).

Martino ended the season as the Cavaliers third leading scorer with 21 points resulting from seven assists and seven goals. He scored his first collegiate goal in 2-1 win over Virginia Tech on 9/22/99 and tallied his first collegiate assist in Virginia’s 1-1 tie with then unbeaten Wake Forest on 9/19/99.

Totten, a second-year midfielder, entered the ’99 season as one ofthe Cavaliers top returning players. A Second Team All-ACC selection inthis year, he started all 24 games for UVa and gathered 2226 minutes ofplaying time during the season. Totten finished fifth on the team inscoring with 17 points coming from six goals and five assists. His sixgoals scores ranks fifth on the team and his five assists ranks third onthe squad. Totten scored Virginia’s game-winning goal in the Coca-ColaClassic Tournament against Seton Hall in a 4-3 overtime victory in theseason opener and posted a game-winning assist and scored a goal in UVa’s 2-0 win over Virginia Commonwealth on 10/9/99. He also gathered two goals and an assist in 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 36 career points on 12 goals and 12 assists at UVa. He has started all 47 games of his career and has four career game-winning assists and one career game-winning goal.

Kevin Jeffrey of Virginia Commonwealth was named the Player of theYear and Old Dominion’s Alan Dawson was tabbed the Coach of the Year byVaSID.

Here is a look at the 1999 VaSID All-State selections:

VaSID First Team

Name              School                   PositionPeter Luzak       Richmond                 DefenderCaleb Stoddart    William & Mary           DefenderEmmanuel Tetiot   Virginia Commonwealth    DefenderCraig Ziadie      Richmond                 DefenderBrent Cesare      Richmond                 MidfielderBrian Hinkey      William & Mary           MidfielderKYLE MARTINO      VIRGINIA                 MIDFIELDERFred Silva        Virginia Tech            MidfielderKevin Jeffrey     Virginia Commonwealth    ForwardJimmy Tanner      Old Dominion             ForwardAdin Brown        William & Mary           Goalkeeper

VaSID Second Team

Name                   SchoolJesus Baptista         George MasonGilberto Bejarano      Virginia CommonwealthBrian Blackburn        George MasonRicardo Capilla        Virginia CommonwealthPaul Dziadosz          Virginia TechGuillermo Henriques    Virginia CommonwealthJose Maldonado         George MasonCarlos Mendes          Old DominionDrew Myers             Virginia TechGreg Nicks             Virginia TechJon Odum               RadfordSven Roper             Virginia CommonwealthDean Short             LibertyRobbie Smith           Virginia TechRandy Steeprow         James MadisonJason Streets          LibertyMichael Tooley         Old DominionSTEVE TOTTEN           VIRGINIAInnocent Wamey         Virginia Tech

Player of the Year Kevin Jeffrey, Virginia Commonwealth
Coach of the Year Alan Dawson, Old Dominion

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