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Feb. 22, 2001

Charlottesville, Va. – The University of Virginia field hockey program was honored today with the selection of three athletes to the National Field Hockey Coaches’ Association National Academic Squad. Fourth-years Becky Worthington (Fairview Village, Pa./Methacton) and Kristy Sott (Amber, Pa./Wissahickon) were repeat honorees as was third-year Carrie Goodloe (St. Louis, Mo./John Burroughs).

Worthington is a three-time All-ACC Tournament selection (97, 99, 00) and a two-time All-South Region selection (99, 2nd team, 00, 1st team). She ranks sixth all-time at UVA with 311 saves and in 1997 led the nation in goals-against average (.919) as the Hoos advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the first time in school history. Her career goals-against average of 1.44 ranks 17th all-time in the Commonwealth and 7th all-time at Virginia. In the 2000 ACC Tournament semifinals Becky stopped an overtime stroke to preserve the tie in the game against top-seeded and second-ranked North Carolina, and in the ensuing strokeoff stopped four of Carolina’s nine strokes to help Virginia to the upset win.

Sott, who was named to the All-Academic Squad in 1999, was a crucial part of the Virginia defense that ranked in the nation’s top-20. A two-year starter in the backfield for the Hoos, Sott’s line helped the Cavaliers to average seven shutouts a season each year.

Goodloe led the team with 15 assists this season, the second consecutive year that she led in that category. Her 39 career assists ranks third at Virginia, and she has two seasons that rank in the top-10 all-time at Virginia in assists in a season (19, 1999, 15, 2000).

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