CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –Junior defender Phoebe McClernon (West Chester, Pa.) has been named a third team All-America selection by the United Soccer Coaches, the organization announced on Thursday night with the unveiling of the annual team prior to the College Cup.
McClernon is the 24th player to earn All-America honors from the coaches’ association in the history of the program and the 17th player to earn the recognition under head coach Steve Swanson. She was one of four Virginia players to earn All-Region honors from the United Soccer Coaches earlier this week, claiming a spot on the first team.
This season, McClernon helped the Cavaliers to a 16-5-1 record, a third-place finish in the ACC regular-season standings and a berth in the NCAA Championships. It was the 25th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament – the second longest active streak – and the program’s 31st NCAA Tournament appearance all-time, the second most of any women’s soccer program. Virginia also advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the 14th consecutive season, the longest active streak in the nation.
The junior defender helped the Cavaliers post 10 shutouts on the season with four of those shutouts coming in ACC play, while two came in the NCAA Tournament. Twice this season McClernon helped anchor a back line that held the opponent without a shot and five more times the opponent was held to two shots or fewer.
She played a team-leading 1,858 minutes this season, including the full time in 13 of Virginia’s 22 matches.