Stinson, Hallberg Named to ACC All-Freshman Team
Ashley Stinson is ACC Freshman of the Year
November 1, 2004

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Virginia Tech's Ashley Stinson was named the 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year Monday afternoon.

Tech placed two players on the women's soccer 2004 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Freshmen Team. Freshmen Heather Hallberg was named to the team along with Stinson.

In her first season, Stinson set Tech single-season school records for goals (17), points (39), shots (75) and consecutive games with at least one-point (8). The forward from Acworth, Ga., is the ACC leader in shots per game, points per game and goals per game, while ranking second with five game-winning goals in 2004.

Stinson is the first player ever to be named a conference Freshman of the Year in Virginia Tech women's soccer history.

Hallberg, a native of Richmond, Va., has started in all 17 games she has played this season. The midfielder is second on the team in goals scored (4) and third in assists (4). She also has one game-winning goal, scoring in the 50th minute to lead the Hokies over Wake Forest by a 3-2 score.

"We are so proud and honored to have Ashley named Freshman of the Year and Heather to the All-Freshman team," said head coach Kelly Cagle. "Ashley is one of the best finishers in the conference, but most of her goals have been assisted, which speaks volumes for the team. Both are deserving from an individual standpoint, but also from the team aspect as well."

The Hokies will play intra-state rival Virginia on Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament at noon in Cary, N.C.