Hucles and Esteva Named to NSCAA All-America Teams
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - University of Virginia women's soccer players Angela Hucles (Virginia Beach, Va.) and Karem Esteva (Westport, Conn.) have both been selected to the 1997 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America teams. Hucles was named to the second team, while Esteva was a third team selection.
Hucles, a 5-7 sophomore forward, was the leading scorer for the Cavaliers this season with 41 points on 18 goals and five assists. She broke the Virginia single season records for both goals and points this year, while earning first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and All Mid-Atlantic region honors for the second straight season. Hucles also ranks second on the UVa career list for goals scored with 35, while standing fifth in both points (75) and game-winning goals (10). In addition, Hucles scored three goals in a game twice this year, becoming the first player in school history with two career hat tricks.
Esteva, a 5-3 junior defender, started every game of the season for the Cavaliers at sweeper. She played 1,876 minutes on the year, more than any other player on the squad. Esteva also played the entire game in 19 of Virginia's 21 contests this season, while leading the UVa defense to a team goals against average of 1.18 on the year. A first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference and All Mid-Atlantic region selection this year, Esteva has started all 63 of the Cavaliers' games during her collegiate career.
The Cavaliers finished the 1997 season with an overall record of 14-5-2. Virginia advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament, winning an NCAA game for only the second time in school history.
1997 NSCAA WOMEN'S SOCCER ALL-AMERICA TEAMS
Name School Position Year
LaKeysia Beene Notre Dame Goalkeeper Sophomore
Jennifer Grubb Notre Dame Defender Sophomore
Kate Sobrero Notre Dame Defender Senior
Stephanie Yarem Georgia Defender Junior
Erin Baxter Florida Midfielder Junior
Ann Cook William & Mary Midfielder Senior
Erica Iverson Massachusetts Midfielder Senior
Jennifer McElmury Minnesota Midfielder Senior
Laurie Schwoy North Carolina Midfielder Sophomore
Traci Arkenberg UCLA Forward Senior
Cindy Parlow North Carolina Forward Junior
Sara Whalen Connecticut Forward Senior
Name School Position Year
Jamie Pagliarulo George Mason Goalkeeper Junior
Stine Bohle Hartford Defender Sophomore
Nel Fettig North Carolina Defender Senior
Erin Gilhart Michigan Defender Freshman
Staci Wilson North Carolina Defender Senior
Justi Baumgardt Portland Midfielder Senior
Bryn Blalack Texas A&M Midfielder Senior
Sara Burkett Clemson Midfielder Junior
Amber Berendowsky Michigan Forward Sophomore
Robin Confer North Carolina Forward Senior
Laurie Hegedorn New Mexico Forward Senior
Angela Hucles Virginia Forward Sophomore
Shauna Rohbock Brigham Young Forward Junior
Name School Position Year
Ingrid Sternhoff Hartford Goalkeeper Sophomore
Karem Esteva Virginia Defender Junior
Marika Karlson Hartford Defender Sophomore
Sharolta Nonen Nebraska Defender Sophomore
Rhiannon Tanaka UCLA Defender Senior
Kimberly Clark Southern California Midfielder Sophomore
Anne Makinen Notre Dame Midfielder Freshman
Holly Manthei Notre Dame Midfielder Senior
Marci Miller Southern Methodist Midfielder Senior
Amanda Gruber Xavier Forward Senior
Andi Melde Duke Forward Senior
Andrea Sellers Florida Forward Freshman
Missy Wycinsky William & Mary Forward Sophomore
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