CHARLOTTESVILLE – Virginia senior midfielder Sinead Farrelly (Havertown, Pa.) and junior goalkeeper Chantel Jones (Midlothian, Va.) were named All-Americans on Friday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Farrelly was named to the first team, while Jones was named to the fourth team.
Farrelly, a second team selection last season, becomes the fifth player in program history to be named a first team All-American, joining Amanda Cromwell (1991), Andrea Rubio (1991 and 1992), Becky Sauerbrunn (2003 and 2007) and Nikki Krzysik (2007 and 2008). This season she started all 22 games for the Cavaliers and led the team in scoring with 12 goals and seven assists for 31 points. The 2010 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, Farrelly became the 10th player in conference history to be a four-time first-team All-ACC selection. She is a semifinalist for the 2010 Hermann Trophy.
Jones earns the honor for the first time in her career, becoming the 17th player in school history, and the first goalkeeper, to be named an All-American. Virginia’s career leader in shutouts and goals against average, she posted 10 shutouts and had a 0.67 goals against average this season as she earned first team All-ACC honors.