CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –Sophomore midfielder Taryn Torres (Frisco, Texas) has been named a preseason All-ACC selection in a vote of the league coaches, the league office announced on Monday. Virginia was picked to finish third in the league standings in the vote by the coaches and received two first-place votes.
Torres is the returning leader in goals scored from a year ago after tallying eight goals on the season on the way to All-ACC Third Team and All-Freshman honors. She also was named an All-Region selection by the United Soccer Coaches and a member of the Top Drawer Soccer Freshman Best XI team.
Torres scored eight goals with one assist for a total of 17 points last season, the second most on the team. She hit two game-winning goals, lifting the Cavaliers to victory over Liberty and Miami. Torres took 32 total shots on the season with 16 of them on frame. Her one assist came on the game-winning goal at Syracuse.
Virginia opens the 2018 season at home on Friday, Aug. 17, against Colgate. Kick is set for 7 p.m.
SEASON TICKET INFORMATION
Fans can purchase general admission season tickets online by phone at (800) 542-8821 or in-person at the Virginia Athletics Ticket Office in Bryant Hall at Scott Stadium during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Single-game tickets are on sale now and will feature discounted tickets when purchasing online and in advance of game day for phone and sales at Bryant Hall. For all regular season home games, reserved single-game tickets can be purchased for $8 online and in advance and $10 at the box office on game day. General admission single-game tickets are $5 online and in advance and $8 at the box office on game day.
For more information on season and single game tickets, visit: http://www.VirginiaSports.com.
2018 Preseason All-ACC Women’s Soccer Team
Samantha Coffey, So., M, Boston College
Sam Staab, Sr., D, Clemson
Kayla McCoy, Sr., F, Duke
Ella Stevens, Jr., M, Duke
Deyna Castellanos, Jr., F, Florida State
Natalia Kuikka, Sr., D., Florida State
Emina Ekic, So., M, Louisville
Alessia Russo, So., F, North Carolina
Tziarra King, Jr., F, NC State
Taryn Torres, So., M, Virginia
Mandy McGlynn, Jr., GK, Virginia Tech
Preseason ACC Coaches Poll
1. North Carolina (183, 4 first place votes)
2. Florida State (174, 5 first place votes)
3. Virginia (173, 2 first-place votes)
4. Duke (151, 3 first-place votes)
5. NC State (144)
6. Clemson (120)
7. Notre Dame (111)
8. Wake Forest (104)
9. Louisville (75)
10. Boston College (72)
11. Virginia Tech (66)
12. Syracuse (40)
13. Miami (34)
14. Pitt (23)