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Dec. 9, 2003

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia men’s soccer player Matt Oliver (Waldorf, Md./DeMatha Catholic) was named to the 2003 NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Team as a Second Team selection. Oliver, a redshirt fourth-year defender, was the lone UVa player to be named to the 33-member squad. For Oliver, it marked the second consecutive year he was named to the All-South Atlantic Region Team as a Second Team choice. He was also named to the 2002 NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Team last season.

Oliver’s selection to the 2003 NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Team adds to his list of honors and accomplishments this season. Aside from being named to the 2003 NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Team, Oliver was also named a 2003 First Team All-ACC choice, a 2003 ACC All-Tournament Team selection and was twice named to Soccer America’s Team of the Week (Week 3 & 12). He was also named to the 2003 Virginia Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team and to the 2003 Maryland Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team earlier this season.

Oliver started all 18 games he appeared in for Virginia during the 2003 season. He scored four points resulting from two goals and helped the UVa defense post seven shutouts as the Cavaliers won the 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference title and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament. Virginia finished the season 11-10-2 overall, 3-3-0 in the ACC.

Here is a look at the 2003 NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Teams:


First TeamPosition		Player			SchoolGoalkeeper	Samuel Cameron		Old DominionBack 		Trevor McEachron		Old DominionBack 		Phillip Hucles		William & MaryBack 		Seth Stammler		MarylandMidfield 		Sumed Ibrahim		MarylandMidfield 		Scott Buete		MarylandMidfield 		Thabiso Khumalo		Coastal CarolinaForward		Joseph Ngwenya		Coastal CarolinaForward 		Matthew Delicate		VCUForward 		McColm Cephas		VCUForward 		Attila Vendegh		Old Dominion
Second TeamPosition		Player			SchoolGoalkeeper 	John O'Hara		George MasonBack 		Gonzalo Segares		VCUBack 		Matt Oliver		VirginiaBack 		Lasse Mertins		Virginia TechMidfield 		Kevon Harris		Old DominionMidfield 		Thorvaldur Arnason	WinthropMidfield		Mubarike Chisoni		Coastal CarolinaForward 		Derek McElligott		UMBCForward 		Darryl Roberts		LibertyForward 		Omar Alfonso		LoyolaForward 		Jamie Holmes		Birmingham Southern
Third TeamPosition		Player			SchoolGoalkeeper 	Noah Palmer		MarylandBack 		Jeff Curtin		GeorgetownBack 		Joe Vidmar		RichmondBack 		Cristian Neagu		VCUBack 		David Garry		WinthropMidfield 		Daniel Gargan		GeorgetownMidfield 		Shawn Kuykendall		AmericanMidfield 		Graham Albert		William & MaryForward 		Colin Vint		RichmondForward		Michael Chumah		WinthropForward 		Arnar Johannsson		George Washington

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