Aug. 14, 2002
Charlottesville, Va. – The Atlantic Coast Conference 50th Anniversary women’s soccer team was announced today by Commissioner John Swofford. The 50-member team was voted on by the eight league institutions that sponsor the sport as decided by the league’s 50th Anniversary Committee. Four former Cavaliers, Amanda Cromwell (1988-1991). Angela Hucles (1996-1999), Lori Lindsey (1998-2001) and Andrea Rubio (1989-1992) were all voted to the team.
Cromwell and Rubio were key components to the Cavalier teams of the early 90s, while Hucles and Lindsey have helped keep the program strong in recent years. Cromwell and Rubio both contributed to Virginia’s most successful tournament run in 1991, as the Cavaliers defeated Connecticut to advance to their first Final Four appearance. Both players were also on the 1990 team that won a program-best 18 wins, including 16 in a row to start the season.
Cromwell finished her career with a total of 84 points, including 35 goals. She had a career-best 11 goals as a sophomore in 1989. The Cavaliers reached the Final Four in her senior season of 1991. Virginia finished ranked in the top three in three of her four years with the program. Cromwell was the school’s first two-time All-American, a two-time Soccer America MVP, four-time All-Region selection and four-time first team All-ACC selection.
Hucles is Virginia’s most decorated scorer. The school’s all-time leading scorer, she is also the school’s career-leader in goals and fifth in career-assists. She has three of the top-four goal-scoring seasons and never scored fewer than 29 points in any of her four seasons. Her 41 points in 1997 are the most in a single-season at Virginia, as are her 18 goals in that same season. She also holds the career-mark with 19 game-winning goals. Hucles was a two-time All-America selection and four-time All-Region selection. She was also named first team All-ACC in each of her four seasons as a Cavalier.
Rubio also contributed to the team’s first-ever trip to the Final Four in 1991. She still ranks second on the all-time scoring list with 102 points. She had a career-best 13 goals and career-best 10 assists in 1990, sparking Virginia’s program-best 18 wins. She ranks second in game-winning goals with 17 and is the career-leader in assists with 30. Her 36 career goals are the second-highest career-total. Rubio was a two-time first team All-America and All-ACC selection in 1991 and 1992.
Lindsey recently closed her career by guiding the Cavaliers to the NCAA Quarterfinals as a senior in 2001. As a junior in 2000, she became the first Virginia player to be honored as ACC Player of the Year, then became only the second ACC player ever to win the award twice. She was on the U.S. U-21 National team that captured the Nordic Cup a year ago, and finished her career in sixth place on both the career points (76) and career goals (33) list. She was honored as Virginia’s female athlete of the year as a senior and was selected fourth overall by the San Diego Spirit in the 2002 WUSA draft. She was named a Soccer America MVP in 2001, the first Virginia player to do so since Cromwell in 1991.