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