CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – No. 1 Virginia claimed four spots on the United Soccer Coaches Association All-America teams, matching a program-high set in 1992. Juniors Joe Bell (Wanaka, New Zealand), Colin Shutler (Middleburg, Va.), Henry Kessler (New York, N.Y.) and Daryl Dike (Edmond, Okla.) all were honored in Cary, N.C. at the College Cup banquet on Thursday evening (Dec. 12).
Bell and Shutler were listed on the first team, the eighth time in program history Virginia has produced multiple first team honorees. Kessler landed on the second team while Dike earned third team honors. The four selections on the 2019 teams were tied with Clemson for the most in the country.
Bell, who earlier in the day was named a finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, adds to a growing list of accolades that includes 2019 ACC Midfielder of the Year, First Team All-South Region and First Team All-ACC. Bell is second on the team with six goals, including two in the NCAA Quarterfinal against SMU last Friday (Dec. 6). He appeared in all but two matches this season, missing only the ACC Semifinal and ACC Final when he was called up to the New Zealand Full National Team.
Shutler has played every minute in goal for the Cavaliers this season and sports the country’s lowest goals against average at 0.40. He has been credited with a NCAA-best, 15 shutouts and is second in the nation in save percentage (.852). He leads all active goals with a career goals against average of 0.52, the fourth lowest in UVA history. His 23 career shutouts in 37 career starts are tied fourth most in the Cavalier annals.
Kessler was rewarded for his center back role on the country’s top defense. He hasn’t missed a minute of action on a back line that has surrendered just nine goals in 22 games, the fewest in the country and tied for second-fewest ever by a Cavalier team. Kessler has collected First Team All-Region honors, second team All-ACC laurels and was named the MVP of the 2019 ACC Tournament. He scored the game-tying goal against then-No. 2 Duke on Sept. 13, his first career goal. He has been named to the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week four times in 2019.
Dike leads the Cavaliers in goals (7), assists (8) and points (22). The sophomore striker has First Team All-Region and Second Team All-ACC accolades to his credit this season. He has been pivotal in the Cavaliers offense, drawing seven fouls this season that have directly led to goals. He was the ACC Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 28 and was recognized on the’s Team of the Week on Monday (Dec. 9).
Virginia will play Wake Forest in the NCAA College Cup Semifinal on Friday night in Cary, N.C. The game is a rematch of the ACC Semifinal from one month ago. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

2019 United Soccer Coaches All-America Team

 First Team
 Pos  Name  Class  School  Hometown
 K  Colin Shutler  Jr.  University of Virginia  Middleburg, Va.
 D  Josh Bauer*  Jr.  University of New Hampshire  Bedford, N.H.
 D  Tanner Beason*  Sr.  Stanford University  Winston-Salem, N.C.
 D   Eddie Munjoma  Sr.  Southern Methodist University  McKinney, Texas
 D  Dylan Nealis  Sr.  Georgetown University  Massapequa, N.Y.
 M  Joe Bell  Jr.  University of Virginia  Wanaka, New Zealand
 M  Blake Bodily  Jr.  University of Washington  Eagle, Idaho
 M  Bruno Lapa*  Sr.  Wake Forest University  Curitiba, Brazil
 F  Matthew Bentley  Sr.  Missouri State University  London, England
 F  Anders Engebretsen  Sr.  Saint Mary’s College of California  Oslo, Norway
 F  Cal Jennings*  Sr.  University of Central Florida  Roswell, Ga.
 F  Robbie Robinson  Jr.  Clemson University  Camden, S.C.
 Second Team
 Pos  Name  Class  School  Hometown
 K  Remi Prieur*  Sr.  Saint Mary’s College of California  San Ramon, Calif.
 D  Ethan Bartlow  So  University of Washington  Woodinville, Wash.
 D  Kyle Hiebert  Jr.  Missouri State University  La Salle, Manitoba
 D  Henry Kessler  Jr.  University of Virginia  New York, N.Y.
 D  Jack Maher  So.  Indiana University  Caseyville, Ill.
 M  Philip Mayaka  Fr.  Clemson University  Nairobi, Kenya
 M  Aaron Molloy  Sr.  Penn State University  Dublin, Ireland
 M  Jesus Perez  Sr.  University of Illinois-Chicago  Waukegan, Ill.
 F  Miguel Berry  Sr.  University of San Diego  Poway, Calif.
 F  Josh Dolling  Jr.  Missouri State University  Liverpool, England
 F  Kimarni Smith  Jr.  Clemson University  Nottingham, England
 F  Milo Yosef  Fr.  Marshall University  Aachen, Germany
 Third Team
 Pos  Name  Class  School  Hometown
 K  Andrew Thomas  So.  Stanford University  London, England
 D   Noah Billingsley  Sr  University of California-Santa Barbara  Wellington, New Zealand
 D   Peder Kristiansen  Sr.  University of Rhode Island  Lillestrom, Norway
 D  Malick Mbaye  Sr  Clemson University  Dakar, Senegal
 M  Antonio Colacci  Sr.  University of New Hampshire  Bradenton, Fla.
 M  Gabriel Costa  So.  Southern Methodist University  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
 M    Aidan Morris  Fr.  Indiana University  Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
 M  Jacob Montes  Jr.  Georgetown University  Lake Worth, Fla.
 F  Daryl Dike  So.  University of Virginia  Edmond, Okla.
 F  Derek Dodson  Jr.  Georgetown University  Aurora, Ill.
 F  Thibaut Jacquel  Jr.  Campbell University  Sarrebourg, France
 F  Josh Luchini  So.  Lehigh University  Wexford, Pa.
* – indicates previous selections