Feb. 17, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE – Four members of the Virginia women’s soccer team were named to the 2014 All-ACC Academic Women’s Soccer team, tying the most selections in school history. Senior midfielders Morgan Brian (St. Simons Island, Ga.) and Danielle Colaprico (Freehold, N.J.) and junior forwards Makenzy Doniak (Chino Hills, Calif.) and Brittany Ratcliffe (Williamstown, N.J.) were honored for their work in the classroom and on the field.
Brian, who became just the fourth woman to repeat as the recipient of the MAC Hermann Trophy, was a three-time NSCAA First-Team All-American at Virginia. A three-time ACC All-Academic Team selection, she was the first overall selection of last month’s NWSL Draft by the Houston Dash. Brian has made 21 appearances for the United States Women’s National Team, scoring three goals, and was the only collegiate player on the team during last year’s CONCACAF World Cup Qualifying Tournament.
Colaprico, a 2014 NSCAA Second-Team All-American, leaves Virginia as the school’s career leader in assists (44) and appearances (100). She posted a school-record 19 assists and a career-high six goals this season as she was named ACC Midfielder of the Year. Also a three-time ACC All-Academic Team selection, she was named a First-Team NSCAA Scholar All-American in 2014. She was a first round selection of the Chicago Red Stars in last month’s NSWL Draft.
Doniak, a 2014 NCAA First-Team All-American, was honored on the ACC All-Academic Team for the third time. She led the ACC in scoring in 2014, tying the UVa single-season record with 20 goals and posting a school-record 51 points.
Ratcliffe was named to the ACC All-Academic Team for the first time in her career. She was a third-team All-ACC selection in 2014, scoring 10 goals and recording six assists.
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.