Dec. 7, 2001
Charlottesville, Va. – Seven Virginia women’s soccer players, as well as head coach Steve Swanson, were honored today, as the Cavaliers placed two members on the First Team All-State, and six on the Second Team All-State Division I women’s soccer teams. Voting was conducted by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). The Cavaliers also swept Player and Coach of the Year honors as Lori Lindsey was named 2001 VaSID Player of the Year, and Steve Swanson was named Coach of the Year.
For Lindsey, this is already her second Player of the Year honor for the 2001 season, as she was named ACC Player of the Year on Nov. 7. Earlier this week, she was named a first team NSCAA All Mid-Atlantic selection. For Swanson, this is his first Coach of the Year honor since coming to UVa. Already with a 28-12-3 (.652) record in two years at UVa, he has collected 131 career wins in 12 years, coaching at Dartmouth (1990-95) and Stanford (1996-99), prior to his appointment at UVa.
Joining Lori Lindsey on the VaSID First Team is 2001 leading-scorer Lindsay Gusick, who also joined Lindsey as a first team NSCAA All Mid-Atlantic selection. Five other Cavaliers earned second team honors, including Katie Bunch and Kelly Worden at defender, Erin Engelhardt and Sarah Lane at Forward and Jodi Clugston at goalkeeper. This is the first collegiate postseason honor for Bunch, Engelhardt and Clugston.
Gusick and Lindsey finished as the top two scorers on the team, respectively, as Gusick tallied 17 goals and three assists, while Lindsey posted the best numbers of her career, with 11 goals and four assists.
Worden, as a defender, was a member of the 2000 VaSID second team, and has already been selected to the ACC and NSCAA All Mid-Atlantic Second Team. She was the leader of a defensive backfield that shut out 11 opponents, and limited 17 of 23 opponents to 10 or fewer shots, with the Cavaliers going 15-1-1 in those 17 games. Offensively, Worden added three assists.
Joining Worden on the second team, is first-year standout Katie Bunch. In addition to her integral role in the backfield, Bunch started in 20 games, playing in all 23 games, finishing with three assists. Bunch was part of a defensive backfield that shut out 11 opponents, and limited 17 of 23 opponents to 10 shots or fewer, the Cavaliers going 15-1-1 in those 17 games.
Engelhardt finished tied for third on the team with 12 points, and had a team-best six assists. Her biggest goal of the season was a game-winner against Duke, in overtime of the first round of the ACC Tournament.
Lane, who was named to the ACC All Rookie team as a freshman in 2000, was fourth on the team with 11 points, including four goals. She played in 23 games, starting in 22, and scored two goals and in through the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
Clugston made 12 starts, and played in a total of 14 games this season, with a goals-against average of 0.83, along with five shutouts. In just two seasons, her nine career shutouts are the fourth-most in school history. In four postseason games played in 2001, Clugston yielded just one goal in 334 minutes played, helping the Cavaliers to a 3-0-1 record in those four games.