Nov. 5, 1997

Three Virginia Women's Soccer Players Earn All-Atlantic Coast Conference Honors

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Three members of the University of Virginia women's soccer team have been named to the 1997 All-Atlantic Coast Conference first team. Sophomores Angela Hucles (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Megan Boehm (Columbia, Md.), and junior Karem Esteva (Westport, Conn.) were all selected to the all-conference squad. Hucles and Boehm are both first team All-ACC selections for the second straight season, while Esteva previously earned second team All-ACC honors in both 1995 and 1996.

Hucles, a 5-7 forward, is the leading scorer for the Cavaliers this season with 35 points on 15 goals and five assists. Her 35 points this year are the second highest single-season total in school history, behind only Andrea Rubio's 36 points in 1990. Hucles also ranks second on the single season list for goals scored with 15, behind only her own total of 17 last year. On the UVa career lists, Hucles currently stands seventh in points with 69, while ranking fifth in both goals (32) and game-winning goals (nine).

Boehm, a 5-11 goalkeeper, has played 15 games in goal for Virginia this season and has a 1.05 goals against average with 31 saves. She has two solo shutouts on the year, including one on the road against third-ranked Portland. Boehm, who ranks fifth all-time at UVa in career saves with 70, had a career-high eight saves at Clemson earlier this year.

Esteva, a 5-3 defender, has started every game of the season for the Cavaliers at sweeper. She has played 1,606 minutes on the year, more than any other player on the squad. Esteva has played the entire game in 16 of Virginia's 18 contests this season, while leading the UVa defense to a team goals against average of 1.21 on the year. During her career, Esteva has started all 60 of the Cavaliers' games.

The Cavaliers will be back in action tomorrow, Nov. 6, when they will face Clemson in the first round of the ACC Tournament. The game is set to begin at 3:00 p.m. at Spry Stadium in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The 1997 All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams follow:

1997 WOMEN'S SOCCER ALL-ACC FIRST TEAM
Name            School          Position    Year        Hometown
Megan Boehm     Virginia        Goalkeeper  Sophomore   Columbia, Md. 
Karem Esteva    Virginia        Defender    Junior      Westport, Conn. 
Lorrie Fair     North Carolina  Defender    Sophomore   Los Altos, Calif.
Nel Fettig      North Carolina  Defender    Senior      Fort Wayne, Ind. 
Sara Burkett    Clemson         Midfielder  Junior      Florissant, Mo. 
Tiffany Roberts North Carolina  Midfielder  Junior      San Ramon, Calif. 
Laurie Schwoy   North Carolina  Midfielder  Sophomore   Baltimore, Md. 
Robin Confer    North Carolina  Forward     Senior      Clearwater, Fla. 
Angela Hucles   Virginia        Forward     Sophomore   Virginia Beach, Va. 
Andi Melde      Duke            Forward     Senior      Colorado Springs, Colo. 
Cindy Parlow    North Carolina  Forward     Junior      Memphis, Tenn. 

1997 WOMEN'S SOCCER ALL-ACC SECOND TEAM
Name                School          Position        Year        Hometown
Meredith McCullen   Clemson         Goalkeeper      Junior      Oceanside, Calif. 
Lauren Cyran        Duke            Defender        Senior      Littleton, Colo. 
Emily Janss         Maryland        Defender        Sophomore   Brandon, Fla. 
Lindsay Massengale  Clemson         Defender        Junior      Yuba City, Calif. 
Staci Wilson        North Carolina  Defender        Senior      Herndon, Va. 
Stefanie Mathews    Wake Forest     Midfielder      Freshman    Tucson, Ariz.
Robin McCullough    Maryland        Midfielder      Junior      Covington, Ga. 
Kristy Whelchel     Duke            Midfielder      Junior      Boca Raton, Fla. 
Samantha Baggett    Duke            Forward         Senior      Daytona Beach, Fla. 
Sheri Bueter        Clemson         Forward         Junior      Fairfield, Ohio 
Keri Sarver         Maryland        Forward         Junior      Massillon, Ohio 

Player of the Year: Andi Melde, Duke
Rookie of the Year: Isis Dallis, Duke
Coaches of the Year: Bill Hempen, Duke