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Dec. 23, 2005

CHARLOTTESVILLE – Fourth-year midfielder Sarah Huffman (Flower Mound, Texas) was named a second team All-American by SoccerBuzz Magazine, the publication announced Friday. In addition to Huffman, three other Cavaliers were also honored by SoccerBuzz. Third-year defender Becky Sauerbrunn (St. Louis, Mo.) and first-year forward Jess Rostedt (Kent, Ohio) were named honorable mention All-Americans. Rostedt was also named a first-team Freshman All-American while defender Nikki Krzysik (Clifton, N.J.) was named a third team Freshman All-American.

Huffman was named an All-American by SoccerBuzz for the second time, earning first team honors last season. 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. She was a NSCAA Third Team All-American, a Soccer America MVP, the Virginia State Player of the Year, and a Hermann Trophy Semifinalist this season. She was also one of 15 finalists for SoccerBuzz’s National Player of the Year Award.

Rostedt, the 2005 ACC and SoccerBuzz Mid Atlantic Region Freshman of the Year, led the Cavaliers in scoring with 29 points on 12 goals and five assists this season. Her 29 points was the third most by a first-year in school history. She was also as one of 15 finalists for SoccerBuzz’s National Freshman of the Year Award.

Sauerbrunn earns honorable mention All-America status after being named a second team All-American by SoccerBuzz as a freshman in 2003. This season, Sauerbrunn anchored a Cavalier defense that tied the school record of 14 shutouts and allowed just 7.1 shots per game. She played every minute of the season while offensively contributing one goal and two assists.

Krzysik earned third-team Freshman All-America honors after starting every game of her rookie season in the Cavalier defense. She was third on the team with 2,130 minutes played this season, while tallying one assist. She was also named to the ACC All-Freshman Team.

These four players helped lead Virginia to an 18-6-1 record this season and reach the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.

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