April 26, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Second-year midfielder Kelly Hammond (Bowie, Md.) and head coach Steve Swanson took top honors Monday when the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association (VaSID) announced the 2003 University Division All-State Women’s Soccer Team Monday. Hammond was named the state’s player of the year while Swanson was named the state’s coach of the year.
Hammond, a 2003 second-team NSCAA All-American and first-team All-ACC selection, led the Cavaliers with 12 goals in 2003, six of which were game-winning tallies. She was one of four Cavaliers named first-team all-state. Joining Hammond on the first team were first-year defender Becky Sauerbrunn (St. Louis, Mo.), second-year midfielder Sarah Huffman (Flower Mound, Texas) and third-year defender Gillian Hatch (Whitefish Bay, Wis.). Sauerbrunn was a 2003 first-team NSCAA All-American and the ACC Freshman of the Year. Huffman was a 2003 first-team All-ACC selection after a two goal, five assist season. Hatch, a second-team VaSID all-state selection in 2002, had a career high two goals and three assists this season.
Virginia also placed two players on the all-state second-team. Third-year forward Lindsay Gusick (Livonia, Mich.) was honored after a six-goal, nine-assist campaign. First-year midfielder Shannon Foley (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) was also honored after a five goal, seven assist rookie season.
Swanson was named state coach-of-the-year for the second time in three seasons, also taking home the honor in 2001. This season, Swanson led Virginia to a 12-5-4 record and a school record No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Virginia led all schools with six selections to the all-state teams. All six Cavalier honorees are among the 17 players on last season’s team with eligibility remaining for next season.