Farrelly Earns ACC Offensive Player of the Year

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Tuesday the 2010 All-ACC Women's Soccer Team, and headlining that list is Virginia senior Sinead Farrelly, who earned the ACC's Offensive Player of the Year honors, as selected by the league's 11 head coaches. Joining Farrelly on the All-ACC squad are junior Chantel Jones on the first team and senior Meghan Lenczyk on the second team. Forward Gloria Douglas was also named to the ACC All-Freshmen team.

North Carolina's Crystal Dunn was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, Wake Forest's Katie Stengel was named Freshman of the Year, and Maryland's Brian Pensky was voted the Coach of the Year.

Farrelly, a midfielder from Havertown, Pa., becomes the first Virginia player to be named ACC Offensive Player of the Year since the league split the player of the year award into offensive and defensive categories in 2004. She has 10 goals and seven assists on the season, while starting all 18 games for the Cavaliers. In ACC play, she had four goals and a conference-high six assists. Her 78 career points rank 10th in school history.

Farrelly also becomes the third Cavalier to be named first-team All-ACC all four years of her career, joining Amanda Cromwell (1988-91) and Angela Hucles (1996-99). She is the 10th player in conference history to be a four-time first-team selection, and just the second to accomplish the feat in the 2000s.

Jones had been named to the All-ACC second team in 2007, and is the first UVA keeper to be named to the first team since 1997. This year, she has posted eight shutouts and leads the league with a 0.60 goals against average.

Lenczyk had been named to the second team in 2008 as well. This season she leads the Cavaliers with 12 goals and 29 points. Her 12 goals ranks second in the ACC, while her six game-winning goals leads the conference.

Douglas was named to the ACC All-Freshman team after ranking fourth on the team in scoring with five goals and three assists for 13 points. She has three game-winning goals this season, all coming during ACC play.

The Cavaliers are third-seeded in the upcoming ACC Championships. Action begins at WakeMed Park in Cary, N.C. as the 'Hoos face sixth-seeded Boston College on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

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