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

FIRST TEAM
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

SECOND TEAM
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 

THIRD TEAM
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