Soldner named to Soccer Buzz Team of the Week
Tech keeper collects third award of the week
October 26, 2005

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech goalkeeper Mallory Soldner (Lanesville, Ind.) has been named to the National Elite Team of the Week by Soccer Buzz, one of the premier online publications in collegiate soccer. Each week Soccer Buzz selects a team of players who excelled during the past week of play.

Soldner, who has started all but one game for the Hokies this season, earned a pair of shutouts last week, blanking Maryland and No. 11 Boston College on the road as the Hokies played to consecutive scoreless draws. With her two shutouts, she moved into first-place all-time in school history in career shutouts with 16.5.

The Hokies' netminder was also named the Nextel Athlete of the Week by the Virginia Tech athletic department as well as the Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Athlete of the Week earlier this week.

This marks the first time a Virginia Tech player has been named to the team of the week since Ashley Stinson (Acworth, Ga.) was given the distinction on Sept. 8, 2004.

The Hokies (5-10-3) will wrap up their 2005 season with a non-conference match at Radford tonight.