GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia women’s soccer senior midfielder Sinead Farrelly (Havertown, Pa.) was named the 2010 ACC Offensive Player of the Year as the conference announced the All-ACC awards Tuesday. Farrelly was joined on the All-ACC first team by junior goalkeeper Chantel Jones (Midlothian, Va.), while senior forward Meghan Lenczyk (McLean, Va.) was a second-team selection and forward Gloria Douglas (Fayetteville, N.C.) was named to the All-Freshman Team.
Farrelly becomes the first Virginia player to be named ACC Offensive Player of the Year since the league split the player of the year award into offensive and defensive categories in 2004. She had 10 goals and seven assists on the season while starting all 18 games. In ACC play, she had four goals and a conference-high six assists. For her career she has 28 goals and 22 assists, and her 78 career points rank 10th in school history.
Farrelly also becomes the third Cavalier to be named first-team All-ACC all four years of her career, joining Amanda Cromwell (1988-91) and Angela Hucles (1996-99). She is the 10th player in conference history to be a four-time first-team selection, and just the second to accomplish the feat in the 2000s.
Jones is the first Cavalier goalkeeper to be named to the first team since Megan Boehm in 1997. It is the second All-ACC honor for Jones, who was named to the second-team in 2007. This year, she has posted eight shutouts and leads the league with a 0.60 goals against average.
Lenczyk was named to the second-team for the second time in her career, as she was also honored in 2008. This season she leads the Cavaliers with 12 goals and 29 points. Her 12 goals ranks second in the ACC, while her six game-winning goals leads the conference.
Douglas was named to the ACC All-Freshman team after ranking fourth on the team in scoring with five goals and three assists for 13 points. She has three game-winning goals this season, all coming during ACC play.
The Cavaliers are the No. 3 seed in this week’s ACC Tournament, held at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. Virginia meets Boston College in the quarterfinals on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.