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CHARLOTTESVILLE – Two members of the Virginia women’s soccer team were named to the 2011 All-ACC Academic Women’s Soccer Team, announced this week by the conference. Senior defender Maggie Kistner (St. Louis, Mo.) and sophomore defender Molly Menchel (Alexandria, Va.) were honored for their work in the classroom and on the field.

Kistner, a psychology major, started all 24 games as a central defender and led Virginia’s field players with 2,196 minutes played. A 2011 first-team academic all-district selection, she was one of 36 recipients of the ACC’s Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarships.

Menchel appeared in all 24 games, starting 23, at the left defender position. She led ACC defenders in scoring with three goals and eight assists for 14 points. Two of her three goals were game-winners, including the go-ahead goal in Virginia’s ACC Tournament quarterfinal win over Maryland.

It was the second time Kistner was named to the team, while the honor was the first of Menchel’s career.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative grade point average during her academic career.

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