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Dec. 10, 2003

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia men’s soccer player Matt Oliver (Waldorf, Md./DeMatha Catholic) was named to the College Soccer News 2003 All-America Team as a Third Team selection. Oliver, a redshirt fourth-year defender, was the lone UVa player to be named to the College Soccer News 2003 All-America Teams. It marked the second time he was honored by College Soccer News as an All-America selection for his career. Last season, Oliver was named a 2002 honorable mention All-America choice by College Soccer News.

Oliver was recently named to the 2003 NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Team as a Second Team selection. Earlier this season, he was 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 and Week 12). Oliver was also named to the 2003 Virginia Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team and to the 2003 Maryland Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team this year.

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 College Soccer News 2003 All-America Teams:

College Soccer News 2003 All-America Teams

First TeamName		Position		SchoolJeremiah White	Forward		Wake ForestJoseph Ngwenya	Forward		Coastal CarolinaMatt Taylor	Forward		UCLASumed Ibrahim	Midfielder	MarylandAdolfo Gregorio	Midfielder	UCLAKnox Cameron	Midfielder	MichiganDavid Wagenfuhr	Midfielder	CreightonTrevor McEachron	Defender		Old DominionChris Wingert	Defender		St. John'sEdwin Miranda	Defender		Cal State NorthridgeChris Sawyer	Goalkeeper	Notre Dame

Second TeamName Position SchoolJosh Gros Forward RutgersMatthew Delicate Forward VCUNed Grabavoy Forward IndianaRyan Pore Sophomore TulsaMemo Arzate Midfielder UC Santa BarbaraC.J. Klaas Midfielder WashingtonScott Buete Midfielder MarylandGuy Melamed Defender Boston CollegeAdrian Cann Defender LouisvilleRyan Cochrane Defender Santa ClaraZach Wells Goalkeeper UCLA

Third TeamName Position SchoolAlan Gordon Forward Oregon StateVedad Ibisevic Forward St. LouisAttila Vendegh Forward Old DominionAdom Crew Forward BrownKevin Hudson Midfielder SMUJohn Pulido Midfielder Florida InternationalJohnny David Midfielder Fairleigh DickinsonSeth Stammler Defender MarylandMATT OLIVER DEFENDER VIRGINIAWilliam Hesmer Goalkeeper Wake Forest

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