Four Hokies Earn All-ACC Academic Honors
Hallberg, Kinser, McCall, Soldner Named to Inaugural Team
February 8, 2006

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Four Virginia Tech student-athletes have been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic women's soccer team. The squad was selected by the conference office, which considered all student-athletes who earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during their academic career.

Sophomores Heather Hallberg (Richmond, Va.) and Ashley Kinser (Johnson City, Tenn.), senior Molly McCall (Falls Church, Va.) and junior Mallory Soldner (Lanesville, Ind.) were Tech's representatives on the 42-person team, which included players from all 11 ACC institutions that sponser women's soccer.

Hallberg, a sophomore midfielder, has a 3.65 cumulative GPA in human nutrition, foods and exercise. The 5-foot-3 midfielder played in 14 games last season, scoring two goals, including the game-winner at American University in Tech's opener.

Kinser, a sophomore defender, has a 3.71 cumulative GPA in economics. She appeared in all 19 games for the Hokies and was instrumental in holding the team's last three opponents scoreless. The 5-foot-3 defender has seen action in all of Tech's games the past two seasons.

McCall, a senior midfielder, has a 3.32 cumulative GPA in accounting and information systems. She ended her career by starting in 57 consecutive games. This year she scored a goal and collected three assists, including four points in Tech's 5-0 win over Miami. McCall was also selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District III team.

Soldner, a junior goalkeeper, has a 3.91 cumulative GPA in industrial systems engineering. She has started all but one game in net for Tech over the past two seasons and ended this year by shutting out the opposition over the final 267 minutes. She also became the Hokies' career leader in shutouts (16.5) this year.

"I am very excited about four of our student-sthletes making the first Academic All-ACC team," Virginia Tech head coach Kelly Cagle said. "One of our goals here at Virginia Tech is to excel in all aspects of our lives, not just in soccer. These four have found a way to do that, and are certainly not the only four on our team worthy of this honor."

2005 All-ACC Academic Women's Soccer Team
Name, Class, SchoolPos.Semester
Yael Averbuch, Fr., North CarolinaMF3.7153.715Undeclared
Carmen Bognanno, Sr., DukeMF3.8203.540Psychology/Cultural Anthropology
Jayme Leigh Cargnoni, Jr., Wake ForestD/MF3.1543.221Biology
Lori Chalupny, Sr., North CarolinaMF3.5623.181Exercise & Sport Science
Lindsay Curtin, So., MiamiMF3.8803.830Undeclared
Molly Dane, Jr., Boston CollegeF/D3.6083.466Accounting
Christina de Vries, Jr., VirginiaGK3.5703.350Health & Physical Education
Simone Dekker, Sr., MarylandMF/F4.0003.916Finance
Camelyn Dillion, Fr., Wake ForestMF3.9173.917Undeclared
Ashley Durkee, Sr., MiamiD4.0003.366Marketing
Heather Ferron, Jr., Boston CollegeMF4.0003.973Mathematics
Kendall Fletcher, Sr., North CarolinaD3.7503.135Communications
Carolyn Ford, Sr., DukeD3.7703.450Psychology
Kimmy Francis, Sr., MarylandF4.0003.123Kinesiology
Allison Graham, Sr., ClemsonMF3.2503.320Sport Management
Heather Hallberg, So., Virginia TechMF3.8003.650Human Nutrition, Foods, Exercise
Candice Hein, Sr., ClemsonMF3.8203.850Civil Engineering
Madeleine Johnson, So., Boston CollegeMF3.3843.268Mathematics
Molly Johnson, Fr., ClemsonD4.0004.000Undeclared
Ashley Kinser, So., Virginia TechD3.5103.710Economics
Sarah Kozey, Sr., Wake ForestF3.6673.310Health & Exercise Science
Tami Krzeszewski, Fr., NC StateMF3.9003.900Social Work
Michelle Massey, Jr., NC StateD3.9303.780Math Education
Jennifer Maurer, Jr., Boston CollegeF/MF3.7603.666Elementary Education
Lindsey McArdle, Sr., Boston CollegeD3.0103.418Communications
Molly McCall, Sr., Virginia TechMF3.6603.320Accounting/Information Systems
Christie McDonald, Fr., DukeF3.4203.420Undeclared
Britten Meyer, Jr., ClemsonMF4.0003.750Marketing
Ali Mims, Jr., Florida StateGK3.0003.056Business
Heather O'Reilly, Jr., North CarolinaF4.0003.361Education
Viola Odebrecht, Jr., Florida StateMF3.0633.063Social Science
Elizabeth Remy, Jr., Wake Forest F3.5133.348Psychology
Nikki Resnick, So., MarylandGK3.2003.339Sociology
Paulette Ricks-Chambers, So., MiamiF3.1693.169Education
Rachel Rose-Cohen, Jr., DukeD3.9203.860Biological Anthropology/Anatomy
Rebecca Sauerbrunn, So., VirginiaD3.1703.170Undeclared
Katrin Schmidt, Fr., Florida StateD3.5003.500Undeclared
Melanie Schneider, Sr., Wake ForestMF3.7803.115Education
Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, Jr., NC StateMF3.6703.890Communications
Mallory Soldner, Jr., Virginia TechGK3.9403.910Industrial Systems Engineering
Lindsay Tarpley, Sr., North CarolinaF/MF3.8133.353Communications
Lydia Vandenbergh, Sr., ClemsonMF/F3.6003.500Computer Science