CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia forward Diana Ordoñez and midfielder Lia Godfrey have both earned All-America honors it was announced by the United Soccer Coaches with the release of their annual teams on Thursday (Dec. 2) prior to the start of the College Cup.
Ordoñez was named a first-team selection, while Godfrey was named a second-team selection. It is the first All-America honor for Ordoñez. Godfrey earned All-America honors for the second straight season. Both were named first team All-Region selections earlier week.
It is the 18th time in the last 19 seasons at least one Virginia player has earned All-America honors from the coaches association. With her selection this season, Ordoñez becomes the 27th player in program history to be named an All-American by the organization.
Ordoñez, who was named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy on Tuesday, was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Year this season as one of the top goal scorers nationally. Her 18 goals is second nationally and led the ACC, while her 39 points was tops in the ACC and ranks eighth nationally. Eight of her goals were game winners which leads the nation and is the most in a single season in Virginia.
Godfrey posted 12 assists to lead the Cavaliers on the season. She was also a first-team All-ACC selection as she finished second in the league in total assists and is fifth among active NCAA Division I players in career assists per game. Four of her assists came on game-winning goals this season. She also hit three goals this season, including the game winner against defending NCAA Champion and then No. 9 Santa Clara.
Virginia posted an 18-3-2 record this season. The Cavaliers advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 28th consecutive season and 34th time overall. The 28 consecutive appearances is the second-longest active streak and the 34 overall appearances is the second most by any NCAA Division I program.