Dec. 11, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Three Virginia women’s soccer players were honored as all-state performers Wednesday as voted by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). Senior defender Kelly Worden (Spring, Texas) was named to the first team, while sophomore defender Gillian Hatch (Whitefish Bay, Wisc.) and senior forward Darci Borski (Philadelphia, Pa.) were named to the second team.
Worden earned her third all-state honors after being selected to the second team in 2000 and 2001. The anchor of the Cavalier defense, Worden also earned first team All-ACC and All-Mid Atlantic Region status. In 2002 she broke the Cavalier single season record for minutes played with 2,040 on the year. Worden also scored a career-high three goals this past season.
Hatch earned her first all-state honors this year. A second team All-ACC selection as well, she was a top defender for Virginia all season long. Her play at the William & Mary tournament in September was recognized with her selection to the Soccer Buzz team of the Week. In addition to her strong defensive play, Hatch aided the Cavalier offense with four assists.
Borski also earned her first all-state honors this year. She led the Cavaliers with 11 goals, 24 points and four game-winning goals while earned second team All-ACC status. She became only the third player in ACC history to win the conference’s player of the week award in consecutive weeks. Borski concluded her career sixth in career scoring at UVa and seventh in career goals.
These three players helped lead Virginia to a 13-7-2 record in 2002. The Cavaliers finished the ACC in a tie for second place and advanced to the round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament.