Oct. 31, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Three members of the Virginia women’s soccer team were honored by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Tuesday as the 2006 All-ACC women’s soccer teams were announced. Junior defender Becky Sauerbrunn (St. Louis, Mo.) and sophomore forward Jess Rostedt (Kent, Ohio) were named to the first team, while sophomore defender Nikki Krzysik (Clifton, N.J.) was named to the second team.
Sauerbrunn earns All-ACC for the third time in her career, receiving first-team accolades for the first time after being a second-team selection as a freshman and sophomore. This season she has anchored the Cavalier defense, playing every minute of the season.
Rostedt was named All-ACC for the second consecutive year, after being named to the second team as a freshman last season. This year she leads the Cavaliers in scoring with eight goals and three assists for 19 points, despite missing the first four games of the season while playing for the United States at the U-20 World Championships in Russia. She has been twice named ACC Player of the Week this season.
Krzysik earns second team All-ACC recognition, after being an ACC All-Freshman team selection last year. She has started the last 14 games for the Cavaliers this season, after missing the first four games, also due to international duty with the United States U-20s in Russia.
The Cavaliers will begin play Wednesday at the ACC Tournament, held at the SAS Soccer Stadium in Cary, N.C. Virginia will meet Wake Forest in the quarterfinals with game time set for 8 p.m. and will be broadcast online by ACCSelect.