BALTIMORE, Md. – Two senior members of the Virginia women’s soccer team were selected Friday in the 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer Draft, held at the Baltimore Convention Center. Midfielder Sinead Farrelly (Havertown, Pa.) was selected with the second overall pick by the Philadelphia Independence and forward Meghan Lenczyk (McLean, Va.) was selected in the third round (No. 14 overall) by the Atlanta Beat.
This past season, Farrelly became the fifth player in school history to be named a first team NSCAA All-American, joining Amanda Cromwell (1991), Andrea Rubio (1991 and 1992), Becky Sauerbrunn (2003 and 2007) and Nikki Krzysik (2007 and 2008). She started all 22 games for the Cavaliers in 2010 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 was a semifinalist for the 2010 Hermann Trophy.
Lenczyk was a second-team All-ACC selection in 2010. She was second on the team in scoring last season with 12 goals and six assists for 30 points. She concluded her career ranked tied for third in school history in career goals (36), tied for sixth in both career points (85) and career game-winning goals (12).