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Dec. 1, 2004

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Five members of the Virginia women’s soccer team were honored with All-Mid Atlantic Region selections the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced Wednesday. The Cavaliers and Penn State led all schools in the region with five selections each.

Third-year midfielder Sarah Huffman (Flower Mound, Texas) and fourth-year forward Lindsay Gusick (Livonia, Mich.) were each named to the NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region first team, which also makes them eligible for NSCAA All-America honors. Huffman had four goals and a school record 14 assists this season. She was the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, Co-MVP of the ACC Tournament, along with garnering first team All-ACC honors. Gusick had 16 goals and seven assists in 2004, for 39 points, second most in UVa history. She was a first team All-ACC selection and named to the ACC All-Tournament team.

Three players were also named to the All-Mid Atlantic Region third team. Third-year midfielders Kelly Hammond (Bowie, Md.) and Noelle Keselica (Gaithersburg, Md.) along with second-year Shannon Foley (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.) were named to the squad. Hammond was second on the team in goals with 12 this season and was named to the ACC All-Tournament team. Keselica had three goals and ten assists on the season and was a second team All-ACC selection. Foley was also a second team All-ACC selection, posting nine goals and 13 assists this year.

The Cavaliers finished the 2004 season with a 17-3-2 record and a No. 2 national ranking by Soccer America. Virginia also captured its first ACC Championship this year.

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