CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Junior midfielder Lia Godfrey has been named a first team Scholar All-America honoree to lead a pair of Virginia women’s soccer players honored for academic and athletic achievement by the United Soccer Coaches. Graduate forward Haley Hopkins was named a third team All-Region honoree.
To be eligible for selection, candidates must be a at least a junior in academic standing and have a cumulative GPA of 3.40 for their career. Players must also have played in at least 75 percent of the season’s games, contributed significantly to the team’s success and be an elite player as evidenced by athletic accolades for the season.
Godfrey earned her third All-America honors this season as a first-team selection after earning All-Region and All-ACC first team honors. She was a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy which is presented annually to the top men’s and women’s collegiate soccer player. Godfrey tallied eight goals and five assists on the year – including game-winning goals at No. 2 North Carolina, at No. 4 Duke and against Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Hopkins earned the All-Region honors with selection to the third team after being named an All-Region and All-ACC second team selection. She led the Cavaliers with 14 goals this season, a mark that tied for 10th nationally and third in the ACC. She hit five game winners, including lifting the Hoos to victory at No. 11 Georgetown and at No. 21 Penn State with an overtime goal in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.