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Feb. 8, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE – The Virginia women’s soccer program announced this week that eight players have signed letters of intent to join the Cavalier program this fall. Alli Fries (Dublin, Ohio), Nikki Krzysik (Clifton, N.J.), Celeste Miles (Garland, Texas), Kelly Quinn (Dublin, Ohio), Jessica Rostedt (Kent, Ohio), Sarah Senty (Arlington, Va.), Alex Singer (Rye, N.Y.) and Amanda Stewart (West Chester, Pa.) will form the first-year class for the 2005 Virginia women’s soccer team.

The class is highlighted by four players with experience on United States Youth National Teams, all of which have earned All-American honors.

“We could not be more excited about this years recruiting class,” says head coach Steve Swanson. “We needed to replace a large and talented senior class who helped lift our program to new heights during the last four years. We feel this class will be equally special both on and off the field, especially when they begin to work with what we feel is an excellent group of returning players. Each of these incoming recruits has the potential to impact our program right away on the field, but it is their qualities as people that make them standout. They all have great attitudes, want to learn, possess a tremendous work ethic, and most importantly are team players. I have no doubt that they will make their mark on Virginia Soccer, the University of Virginia and the Charlottesville community in the next four years.”

These eight players will join 17 players from the 2004 squad with eligibility remaining. In 2004, the Cavaliers went 17-3-2 and won the program’s first ACC Championship.

Virginia Women’s Soccer 2005 Recruits

Alli Fries – Defender – Dublin, Ohio (Dublin Scioto H.S.)
Member of the United States U-17 National Team … Two Time NSCAA Youth All-American (2003-04) … Captain of Ohio Premier Club Team … 2003 ODP Regional Team.

Nikki Krzysik – Midfielder- Clifton, N.J. (Clifton, N.J.)
Member of the United States U-19 National Team that competed at the 2004 U-19 World Cup in Thailand … 2004 NSCAA High School Scholar Athlete of the Year … Three time NSCAA Youth All-American (2002-04) … 2004 NSCAA High School All-American and High School Scholar All-American … 2004 Parade All-American … Three-time Associated Press All-New Jersey.

Celeste Miles – Goalkeeper – Garland, Texas (Ursuline Academy)
Captain of Dallas Sting Club Team … In 2002 and 2003, club was Region III Champions and finished third nationally … Four-time North Texas State Cup Champions (1998, 2000-03).

Kelly Quinn – Forward – Dublin, Ohio (Dublin Coffman, H.S.)
Member of the United States U-17 National Team … Three-time NSCAA High School All-American (2002-03) … Two-time NSCAA Youth All-American (2003-04) … 2004 Parade All-American … Gatorade Ohio Player of the Year … 2004 NSCAA Ohio Player of the Year.

Jessica Rostedt – Forward – Kent, Ohio (Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy)
Member of United States U-19 National Team … scored three goals for the U.S. at 2004 U-19 World Cup in Thailand … Previously played for the U.S. U-17 and U-16 teams … Three-time NSCAA Youth All-American (2002-04) … Only played one year of high school soccer, but scored 34 goals that season and was named All-State as a freshman.

Sarah Senty – Defender – Arlington, Va. (Washington-Lee H.S.)
Member of ODP Region I Team … Two Time Honorable Mention Washington Post All-Met … Three-year starter at Washington-Lee H.S. and was their leading scorer each of those seasons, tallying 42 goals.

Alex Singer – Midfielder – Rye, N.Y. (Rye H.S.)
Member of ODP Region I Team … Member of New York ODP Team … Member of Albertson Express Club Team that won the State Championship … Had 17 goals and 11 assists for Rye H.S. as a junior … has 78 goals and 40 assists while being a five-year starter at Rye H.S.

Amanda Stewart – Defender – West Chester, Pa. (Delaware County Christian School)
Two-time All-State (2003-04) … Member of ODP Regional and State Teams … 2003 Delaware County Daily Times Player of the Year … Also a standout in track, has competed at the Penn Relays.

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