Soccer America Honors Stinson
Ashley Stinson named Freshman first-team All-American
February 8, 2005 BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech's Ashley Stinson had a stellar freshman campaign and everyone in the country is seeming to take notice. Stinson has been named to the Soccer America Freshman All-American first team. Last month, she was named to the Soccer Buzz Freshman All-America second team. "Being named All-American is an incredible feeling," Stinson said. "However, I would not have been able to accomplish it with out the help of my teammates and my coaches support." The forward, who hails from Acworth, Ga., and attended North Cobb High School, set four school records in 2004. She set the single-season record for goals (17), points (39), consecutive games with at least one point (8) and shots (75). In addition to leading the Hokies in those categories, Stinson also led the team in game-winning goals (5) and shots on goal (42). Stinson led the Atlantic Coast Conference in goals, shots and points per game. She finished 13th nationally in goals per game and 16th nationally with 2.05 points per contest. Her accomplishments during the fall have also placed her near the top of several career marks. After just one season, she is fifth in goals scored, seventh in points, 11th in shots and 13th in assists. "Congratulations to Ashley for this honor," head coach Kelly Cagle said. Ashley recognizes that her team had a large role in some of her successes, something that will help us in achieving future successes down the road. Her performance this past season from a goal scoring sense alone was undoubtedly one of the best performances in the country. It becomes even more eye opening when you realize it was done during her freshman season. I look forward to seeing her and the rest of our team build on last year's fall season" Stinson was a vital part of the Hokies' success in 2004, helping the team to its first-ever winning season at 11-9. Tech advanced to the first-round of the NCAA Championships under the guidance of second-year coach Kelly Cagle and her staff.