26 - Rachel Young Position: Defender/Midfielder
Class: r-Freshman
Height: 5' 5"
High School: Wootton
Hometown: Gaithersburg, Md.
photo Cagle on Young: "Rachel went through an ACL reconstruction last summer prior to attending Virginia Tech, so she missed her first fall season. She was able to compete in the spring, and did fairly well having just come off such a severe injury. We expect that after a summer's worth of training, Rachel will be a different contributor this fall. She is certainly a big part of our program, and an important component of her class."

2004: Redshirted during her first year at Virginia Tech.

High School/Club: Lettered and played in every match for four years at Thomas S. Wootton High School ... Named first-team All-Gazette and Honorable Mention Washington Post all-Met in 2003 ... Helped Wootton advance to the state semifinals her freshman season ... Earned an NSCAA/Adidas All-Academic Team Award in 2003 ... Spent nine seasons with the Bethesda Rowdies club team ... Propelled the team to the State Cup Championship in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2005 ... Reached the semi-finals in regionals in 2005.

Personal: Born 3/9/86 in Gaithersburg, Md. ... Daughter of Scott and Alice Young ... Has one brother, Philip ... Enrolled in engineering science and mechanics.