Virginia Men's Soccer Lands Four Players On 2004 All-ACC Teams
Nov. 9, 2004
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Four players from the University of Virginia men’s soccer team were named to the 2004 All-ACC Soccer Teams. UVa’s Hunter Freeman and Matt Oliver were chosen as First Team All-ACC selections, Nico Colaluca was a named a Second Team choice, and Jeremy Barlow and Colaluca were named to the All-ACC Freshman Team.
Wake Forest’s Scott Sealy was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year and WFU’s Michael Parkhurst was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year. The Demon Deacons’ Jay Vidovich was named the ACC Coach of the Year. Duke’s Michael Videira was named the ACC Freshman of the Year.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons, the ACC regular season champs, and the Maryland Terrapins led all teams with four honorees on this season’s All-Conference teams. Clemson, Duke, North Carolina and Virginia each had three selections apiece. N.C. State placed a pair of student-athletes on the All-Conference teams, while Virginia Tech had one.
Four schools landed a pair of student-athletes on the 2004 All-ACC Freshmen team including Duke, North Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest. Clemson, Maryland, NC State and Virginia Tech rounded out the team with one selection apiece.
Wake Forest’s Scott Sealy was honored as the ACC Offensive Player of the Year. Sealy is the leading goal scorer for the Demon Deacons as he has netted 13 goals in 2004 including a league-high six game winning goals. The senior forward is also the team leader in points with 34 (13 goals, 8 assists) and shots with 56, while ranking second in the ACC in points, goals scored and shots.
Michael Parkhurst of Wake Forest was tabbed ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2004. Parkhurst leads a defense that ranks third in the conference in goals allowed (17) and fourth in shutouts with seven through 17 games this season. The junior defender played a key role for Wake Forest down the stretch as the Demon Deacons finished the season winning nine of their last ten games, including a string of four consecutive shutouts during an eight game winning streak to claim the ACC regular season title for the second time in three years.
Duke’s Michael Videira was named the ACC Freshman of the Year. In his first year with the Blue Devils, Videira led the team and ranked second in the ACC in assists with 11. The midfielder from Milford, Mass. started in all 18 games for the Blue Devils while registering three goals in 2004, two of which were game winners. Videira helped lead a Duke offense that led the ACC in points (159), shots (335) and assists (65) and second in goals (47).
For the second time in his career, Wake Forest’s Jay Vidovich was selected as the ACC Coach of the Year. Vidovich led the Demon Deacons to a 5-2-0 mark in conference play en route to their second ACC regular season title in three years. Wake Forest is 12-4-1 and is currently ranked No. 8 by Soccer America and No. 9 according to the NSCAA.
Here is a complete look at the 2004 All-ACC Teams and individual honors:
2004 All-ACC First TeamPlayer Position SchoolBlake Camp Midfield DukeHunter Freeman Defender VirginiaJason Garey Forward MarylandJorge Gonzalez Goalkeeper NC StateAaron King Forward NC StateDomenic Mediate Midfield MarylandMatt Oliver Defender VirginiaMichael Parkhurst Defender Wake ForestScott Sealy Forward Wake ForestMarcus Storey Midfield North CarolinaAbe Thompson Forward Maryland
2004 All-ACC Second TeamPlayer Position SchoolCorey Ashe Forward North CarolinaNico Colaluca Midfield VirginiaStuart Holden Midfield ClemsonAmir Lowery Midfield Wake ForestTim Merritt Defender North CarolinaJustin Moore Defender ClemsonJustin Moose Forward Wake ForestBen Nason Midfield Virginia TechNoah Palmer Goalkeeper MarylandSteven Rhyne Forward ClemsonJustin Trowbridge Goalkeeper DukeMichael Videira Midfield Duke
2004 All-ACC Freshmen TeamPlayer Position SchoolJeremy Barlow Midfield VirginiaEl Hadj Cisse Midfield NC StateNico Colaluca Midfield VirginiaStephen King Midfield MarylandPatrick Phelan Defender Wake ForestAndre Sherard Defender North CarolinaAdam Sloustcher Defender North CarolinaNathan Sturgis Defender ClemsonIan Taylor Defender Virginia TechJulian Valentin Defender Wake ForestMichael Videira Midfield DukeSpencer Wadsworth Forward Duke
2004 Offensive Player of the YearScott Sealy, Wake Forest
2004 Defensive Player of the YearMichael Parkhurst, Wake Forest
2004 Freshman of the YearMichael Videira, Duke
2004 Coach of the YearJay Vidovich, Wake Forest
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