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16 Emily Sonnett
Emily  Sonnett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Fellowship Christian

Height:
5-7

Position:
D/M

01/15/2016

Three Cavaliers Taken In NWSL Draft

Sonnett taken first overall with Doniak and Ratcliffe taken in second round

12/17/2015

Cavaliers Honored With VaSID Recognition

Sonnett, Swanson named Player and Coach of the Year

12/17/2015

Sonnett Named Honda Sports Award Nominee

Cavalier senior marks Virginia's third consecutive nominee

12/11/2015

Sonnett Named Hermann Trophy Finalist

Cavalier defender gives Virginia a finalist for fourth straight year

12/04/2015

Sonnett, Doniak Named NSCAA All-Americans

Cavaliers continue to pull in national recognition for athletic achievement

09/27/2015

Women's Soccer vs. Duke (by Kelsey Grant)

Cavaliers end home stand with a 1-0 win over No. 19 Duke!

09/24/2015

Women's Soccer vs. Notre Dame (by Matt Riley)

Women's Soccer vs. Notre Dame (by Matt Riley)

09/03/2015

Women's Soccer Exhibition vs. Maryland (by Matt Riley)

Women's Soccer Exhibition vs. Maryland (by Matt Riley)

09/03/2015

Women's Soccer vs. UNCW (by Matt Riley)

Women's Soccer vs. UNCW (by Matt Riley)

12/07/2014

Virginia vs. Florida State - NCAA Championship (USATSI)

Cavaliers fall 1-0 to Seminoles in bid for national title.

2015 SEASON
• ESPNW National Player of the Year
• MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist
• Honda Award Nominee
• First-Team NSCAA All-American
• First-Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region
• ACC Defensive Player of the Year
• All-ACC First Team selection
• Top overall pick in the NWSL draft by the Portland Thorn FC
• Started all 21 matches played
• Played the full time of 10 matches 
• Traveled with the USWNT on the victory tour the week of 10/19-10/25

2014 SEASON

• College Cup Most Outstanding Defensive Player
• Third-Team NSCAA All-American
• Second-Team TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI
• Second-Team All-ACC
• First-Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region
• ACC All-Tournament Team
• First-Team VaSID All-State
• Virginia Nike Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team
• Started all 26 games
• 1st career NCAA Tournament goal at UCLA
• Goal at Alabama, vs. Wake Forest and Boston College
• GWG vs. Texas A&M in College Cup
• Assist at Samford and vs. Pitt and Kentucky

2013 SEASON
• Second-Team TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI
• Second-Team College Soccer Madness All-American
• First-Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region
• First-Team All-ACC
• First-Team VaSID All-State
• Started all 26 games, setting a UVa single-season record with 2,341 minutes played
• Had two goals and five assists
• Goal and assist vs. VCU
• Goal vs. Virginia Tech in ACC semis
• Two assists vs. Miami
• Assist at Wake Forest, at UNC
• ACC Player of the Week (Oct. 29)
• Klöckner Classic All-Tournament Team

2012 SEASON
• NSCAA 3rd Team All-Southeast Region
• ACC All-Freshman Team
• ACC All-Tournament Team
• VaSID 2nd Team All-State
• Appeared in all 24 games, starting 16
• First career goal vs. Boston College was the game-winner

INTERNATIONAL
• Current member of the United States U-23 National Team
• Represented the United States at the U-18 level

PREP & CLUB
• 2011 NSCAA Youth All-American
• 2011 ESPN Rise 1st Team All-American
• 2012 Gatorade Georgia Player of the Year
• All-time leading scorer at Fellowship Christian
• Veteran of Region 3 ODP Team
• No. 21 ranked recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com

PERSONAL
• Full name is Emily Ann Sonnett
• Daughter of Jane and Bill Sonnett
• Has a twin sister, Emma, who plays soccer at Georgia

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