Dec. 4, 2006
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Two members of the Virginia women’s soccer team were named All-Americans by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Junior defender Becky Sauerbrunn (St. Louis, Mo.) was named to the second team and sophomore forward Jess Rostedt (Kent, Ohio) was named to the third team.
For Sauerbrunn, it is her second All-America honor from the NSCAA, as she was a first-team selection as a freshman in 2003. In 2006, she played every minute of the season as a central defender for the Cavaliers, and anchored a defense that allowed just 17 goals this season, while posting 10 shutouts.
The All-America honor is the first of Rostedt’s career. She led the Cavaliers in scoring this season with nine goals and three assists for 21 points. She accumulated those numbers despite missing the first four games of the season while playing for the United States at the U-20 World Championships in Russia.
Sauerbrunn and Rostedt were also selected to the NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region first team. Sophomore defender Nikki Krzysik (Clifton, N.J.) was named second team All-Region, while sophomore midfielder Jen Redmond (Morristown, N.J.) was named to the third team.
The four players are among the 19 players on this year’s squad with eligibility remaining for next year.