CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Three members of the Virginia women’s soccer team earned All-Region honors from the United Soccer Coaches it was announced by the organization on Tuesday (May 11).
Junior forward Alexa Spaanstra (Brighton, Mich.), sophomore forward Diana Ordoñez (Prosper, Texas) and freshman midfielder Lia Godfrey (Fleming Island, Fla.) all earned first-team honors from the coaches organization.
The teams are voted on by coaches in their respective divisions. Virginia is in the Atlantic Region which only had a first and second team this year. All three players are eligible for All-America honors which will be announced on Thursday (May 13).
Spaanstra earns All-Region honors for the second time in her career after earning first-team honors as a freshman in 2018. She earned All-ACC first team honors and has helped the Cavaliers advance to the College Cup with 10 goals and a pair of assists for 22 points on the year. She notched a brace in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament for Virginia giving her three braces for the season. The 10 goals is second on the team.
Ordoñez earns All-Region honors for the first time in her career as she leads the Cavaliers with 12 goals and five assists for a team-leading 29 points. She tallied a hat trick in the Cavaliers’ 3-0 win over Rice in the Sweet 16 to mark her second hat trick of the season. She also tallied a hat trick in Virginia’s win over Louisville in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament in the fall. She was also an All-ACC second team selection.
Godfrey was named the ACC Freshman of the Year and an All-ACC second team selection in the fall. She has tallied 17 points as she has four goals and a team-leading nine assists. The nine assists this season is also tops in the ACC at the time of announcement. Godfrey has assisted on four game-winning goals and hit the game-winner against George Mason to start the spring portion of the schedule. Her most recent assist came on the game-winning goal against fourth-seeded TCU to push Virginia into the College Cup.
Virginia will face off against top-ranked and top-seeded Florida State in the College Cup at 6 p.m. on Sunday as the season continues for the Cavaliers. Virginia is making its fourth appearance in the semifinals all time and third under head coach Steve Swanson.