Feb. 12, 2003
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Three members of the Cavalier women’s soccer team received awards from Soccer Buzz magazine for the 2002 season. Two received awards on a national level, while three received awards at the Mid-Atlantic region level.
Senior defender Kelly Worden (Spring, Texas) led the list of honorees with her selection to the Soccer Buzz All-America Third Team. Worden anchored the Cavalier defense and set a school record for minutes played in 2002. Also earning a national award was freshman midfielder Kelly Hammond (Bowie, Md.), who was named to the Soccer Buzz Freshman All-America second team. Earlier, Hammond was named as one of Soccer Buzz’s 12 finalists for national freshman of the year.
Worden also led the Cavaliers that were honored on a regional level by being selected to Soccer Buzz’s All-Mid Atlantic Region first team. Fellow defender, sophomore Gillian Hatch (Whitefish Bay, Wisc.) was named to the All-Mid Atlantic Region second team, and Hammond was named to the All-Mid Atlantic Region third team. Hammond was also named to the All-Mid Atlantic Region All-Freshman team.
The Cavaliers went 13-7-2 in 2002 and reached the round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive year. Hatch and Hammond are two of 19 returning players for the 2003 season while Worden begins her professional career after being drafted by Boston in the recent WUSA draft.