Virginia Men's Soccer's Matt Oliver & Hunter Freeman Named 2004 NSCAA/adidas All-Americans
Dec. 13, 2004
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia men’s soccer players Matt Oliver (Waldorf, Md./DeMatha Catholic) and Hunter Freeman (Allen, Texas/Bradenton Academy) were selected as 2004 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas Division I Men’s Soccer All-Americans. Oliver was named a Second Team All-American and Freeman was chosen as a Third Team All-American. The duo was also recently named to the NSCAA’s All-South Atlantic Region First Team last week.
Oliver, a fourth-year defender, started 23 of the 24 games he appeared in this year (2004) for UVa. He recorded 13 points (fourth on the team) resulting from six goals (third on the team) and one assist. One of his goals was a game-winner and he helped the Virginia defense record six shutouts during the season.
Oliver has enjoyed a highly decorated playing career at UVa and has garnered multiple awards and honors throughout his career. Aside from being named a 2004 NSCAA Second Team All-American this season, Oliver was also named a First Team All-ACC choice and a NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region First Team choice in 2004.
In 2003, Oliver was named a College Soccer News Third Team All-American, selected as a NSCAA/adidas All-South Atlantic Region Second Team choice, named a Soccer Times Third Team All-American, named First Team All-ACC and was selected to the ACC All-Tournament Team. He was also twice named to Soccer America’s Team of the Week for Week’s 3 & 12 and was selected to the Virginia Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team and to the Maryland Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team.
In 2002, Oliver was named Second Team All-ACC, selected a NSCAA/adidas South Atlantic Region Second Team choice and was named an Honorable Mention All-America selection by College Soccer News. He was also named to the Virginia Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team and to the Maryland/FILA Classic All-Tournament Team.
In 2001, Oliver was named Second Team All-ACC and was selected to Soccer America’s All-Freshman Team.
Freeman, a third-year defender, started all 24 games he appeared in this season for Virginia. He recorded a team-high 27 points resulting from a team-high 21 assists to go along with three goals. Freeman’s 21 assists is also the NCAA’s top mark this season and is a new UVa school record for most assists in a single season. Freeman was also named a 2004 First Team All-ACC selection and a 2004 NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region First Team choice. He was named the ACC Player of the Week on October 25th, named to Soccer America’s Team of the Week for weeks seven and eight (10/11-10/24) and was named to College Soccer News’ Team of the Week for the week ending October 24th. Freeman was selected to both the 2004 Virginia Soccer Classic and to the 2004 Saint Louis Nike Classic All-Tournament Teams this season.
Here is a look at the 2004 NSCAA/adidas Division I Men’s Soccer All-American Teams:
2004 NSCAA/adidas First TeamG, Christopher Sawyer , Sr., Notre Dame, Highlands Ranch, Colo.D, Ugo Ihemelu, Sr., SMU, Dallas, TexasD, Drew Moor, Jr., Indiana, Dallas, TexasD, Gonzalo Segares, Sr., VCU, Costa RicaM, Mike Enfield, Sr., UCLA, Ventura, Calif.M, C.J. Klaas, Sr., Washington, Cherry Valley, Ill.M, Sacha Kljestan, So., Seton Hall, Huntington Beach, Calif.M, Danny O'Rourke, Sr., Indiana, Columbus, OhioF, Justin Moose, Jr., Wake Forest, Statesville, N.C.F, Randi Patterson, So., UNC Greensboro, Hackensack, N.J.F, Ryan Pore, Jr., Tulsa, Mansfield, OhioF, Jeff Rowland, Jr., New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.
2004 NSCAA/adidas Second TeamG, Brad Guzan, So., South Carolina, Homer Glen, Ill.D, Jeff Larentowicz, Sr., Brown, West Chester, Pa.D, Tony Lochhead, Sr., UC Santa Barbara, New ZealandD, Matt Oliver, Sr., Virginia, Waldorf, Md.D, Michael Parkhurst, Jr., Wake Forest, Cranston, R.I.M, Kevon Harris, Sr., Old Dominion, JamaicaM, Scott Jones, So., UNC Greensboro, Dallas, TexasM, Guy Melamed, Sr., Boston College, IsraelM, Dayton O’Brien, Jr., Memphis, Memphis, Tenn.F, Sasha Gotsmanov, Sr., Rhode Island, Woodbury, Minn.F, Chris Rolfe, Sr., Dayton, Kettering, OhioF, Edwin Ruiz, Sr., Hartwick, Miami, Fla.F, Scott Sealy, Sr., Wake Forest, Trinidad & Tobago
2004 NSCAA/adidas Third TeamG, Jay Nolly, Sr., Indiana, Littleton, Colo.D, Kevin Coleman, Sr., La Salle, Media, Pa.D, Hunter Freeman, Jr., Virginia, Allen, TexasD, Matt Kovar, Sr., Loyola Marymount, Palos Verdes, Calif.M, Medhi Ballouchy, Jr., Santa Clara, MoroccoM, Blake Camp, Jr., Duke, Danielsville, Ga.M, Troy Lesesne, Sr., College of Charleston, Columbia, S.C.M, Jamal Sheteiwi, Sr., Kentucky, Cincinnati, OhioF, Justin Cook, Sr., Ohio State, Oviedo, Fla.F, Jason Garey, Jr., Maryland, Gonzales, La.F, Drew McAthy, Sr., UC Santa Barbara, Huntington Beach, Calif.F, Dominic Oduro, Jr., VCU, GhanaF, Abe Thompson, Sr., Maryland, Fairfax Station, Va.
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