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Dec. 9, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia women’s soccer fourth-year midfielders Sarah Huffman (Flower Mound, Texas) and Noelle Keselica (Gaithersburg, Md.) were named All-Americans by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) on Friday. Both players were named to the NSCAA’s Third Team All-American squad.

Huffman earns All-America honors for the second consecutive year, after being named a Second Team All-American last season. She joins Amanda Cromwell (1990, 1991), Andrea Rubio (1991, 1992), Angela Hucles (1997, 1998) and Lori Lindsey (2000, 2001) as the only Cavaliers to be named a two-time All-American. This season, Huffman led the Cavaliers in assists with eight while also scoring four goals. She ended her Cavalier career with 28 career assists, the second most in school history.

Keselica earns All-America honors for the first time in her career and becomes the 13th different player in Virginia history to be named an All-American. During her senior season, she set career highs with nine goals and 24 points. Her six assists this season gave her 26 for her career, fourth most in school history.

Huffman and Keselica were also both First Team All-ACC and All-Mid Atlantic Region selections. They helped lead Virginia to an 18-6-1 record this season and reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.

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