Stinson Named Finalist for National Freshman of the Year
Ashley Stinson is one of twelve finalists
November 16, 2004

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Ashley Stinson was one of 12 finalists selected for the Soccer Buzz Freshman of the Year award Wednesday afternoon.

Stinson, a forward from Acworth, Ga., helped guide the Hokies to a school-record 11 wins and their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Championships.

She led the team in goals (17), points (39), shots (75), shots on goal (42) and game-winning goals (5). Stinson was second on the team in assists, with five. During the year, she set school-records for goals in a season, points in a season, shots in a season and consecutive games with at least one point (8).

Earlier in the season, Stinson was named ACC Player of the week (Sept. 6). In addition, she was on the Soccer Buzz National Elite Team of the Week (Sept. 8) and named ACC Freshman of the Year (Nov. 1).

The 2004 finalists are:
Amanda Cinalli, Notre Dame
Lara Dickenmann, Ohio State
Jaime Gilbert, North Carolina
Kelsey Hans, Northwestern
Caitlin Kennedy, Texas
Diana Matheson, Princeton
Kia McNeill, Boston College
Ashlee Pistorius, Texas A&M
Denay Riley, Penn State
McCall Smith, Arizona
Ashley Stinson, Virginia Tech
Jodie Taylor, Oregon State