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Nov. 6, 2002

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Five members of the Virginia women’s soccer team received All-ACC honors Wednesday night at the annual awards banquet prior to the conference tournament. Senior defender Kelly Worden (Spring, Texas) was named to the All-ACC first team, while senior forward Darci Borski (Philadelphia, Pa.) and sophomore defender Gillian Hatch (Whitefish Bay, Wisc.) were named to the All-ACC second team. First year midfielders Sarah Huffman (Flower Mound, Texas) and Kelly Hammond (Bowie, Md.) were selected to the ACC All-Freshman team.

Worden and Hatch were the anchors of one of the league’s strongest defenses. That unit allowed just 1.1 goals per game and only 8.1 shots per game. Worden also contributed to the Virginia offense with a career-high three goals while Hatch is tied for third on the team with four assists.

Borski is the team leading scorer, tallying a career-high ten goals and 21 points. She became only the third player in conference history to win ACC Player of the Week in consecutive weeks. She has moved into the top ten in career goals and points at Virginia this season.

Hammond and Huffman have been keys to the Virginia midfield as freshmen this season. Hammond is tied for the team lead with five assists and leads the Cavaliers with 52 shots on the season. Huffman has scored one goal and one assist this year, joining the Cavaliers after spending the summer with the U.S. U-19 national team.

Virginia (11-5-2) is the No. 3 seed at the ACC Tournament which begins at Florida State University on Thursday. The Cavaliers open play at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday as they take on Duke.

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