KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Two Virginia women’s soccer players were named All-Americans as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced its 2011 awards on Friday. Freshman midfielder Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) was named a first-team All-American and junior forward Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.) was named a third-team All-American.
Brian becomes the sixth Cavalier to be named a first-team NSCAA All-American, joining Amanda Cromwell (1991), Andrea Rubio (1991, 1992), Becky Sauerbrunn (2003, 2007), Nikki Krzysik (2007, 2008) and Sinead Farrelly (2010). She joins Sauerbrunn as the only Virginia first-years to be named a first-team All-American. Brian was the only freshman to earn first-team All-America honors this season.
Brian, the 2011 ACC Freshman of the Year, had 11 goals and eight assists during her rookie season. An All-ACC first team selection, seven of her goals came against conference foes, including all three of her game-winning goals. She was one of 15 semifinalists for the Hermann Trophy, given annually to the nation’s top player.
Miller earns All-America honors for the first time in her career, as she and Brian become the 18th and 19th players in school history to be named All-Americans. An All-ACC first-team selection, Miller led the team in scoring this season with 15 goals and four assists for 34 points. Her 15 goals are the fifth-highest single-season total in school history.
Brian and Miller were also named first-team All-Southeast Region by the NSCAA, as was freshman defender Olivia Brannon (Troy, Mich.).