Julian Johnson named to All-ACC Freshman team
    Johnson led the league in assists with 12
    November 1, 2006

    BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech women's soccer player Julian Johnson was named to the 2006 All-ACC Freshman team this week. It is the third consecutive year that Tech has had a freshman honored by the league. Johnson finished the regular season leading the league in assists with 12, while tying for fifth nationally in assists per game with 0.67.

    "I am really happy to see that Julian was recognized on the ACC All-Freshman team," Tech head coach, Kelly Cagle, said. "Other coaches in our conference obviously took note of her league-leading assists and overall impact. Julian improved throughout the season and without a doubt had her best performances within our ACC season. I know that Julian also appreciates the support she received from her teammates in helping her with her assisting production throughout the year."

    Johnson, from Norfolk, Va., is the only ACC player ranked in the Top 20 nationally in assists per game. She also is tied for fifth in the national stats in season highs for assists. Against Radford on Aug. 27, she earned three credits for her help in setting up Tech goals. Six of her assists came from her extended throw-in.

    Johnson totaled 12 assists for the season, smashing the individual season record in that category by four. The previous record of eight was recorded by Wendy Kotwas in 1999. She also is tied for third with Jessica Myers on the career assist list, trailing Emily Barnhart (13 assists) and Erin Moore (14 assists).

    She was second on the team in shots and shots on goal, taking 46 during the season, with 20 on net. She trailed Laurie Beth Puglisi by one for the top spot in both categories.

    "For three years in a row, we have had players voted to this freshman team, which I think demonstrates the emphasis our staff has placed on recruiting," Cagle said. "Without a doubt, though, we had two or three other current members who were deserving of All-ACC recognition, and I think with better results in future years, we will place those players."

    Johnson is the fourth Tech women's soccer player to earn All-ACC Freshman honors. Heather Hallberg and Ashley Stinson were the Hokie honorees in 2004, while Puglisi was named to the team following last season.

    2006 All-ACC First Team 
    
     Yael Averbuch..........Midfielder...........North Carolina 
    
     Laura Georges..........Defender.............Boston College 
    
     Selin Kuralay..........Midfielder...........Florida State 
    
     Jenny Maurer...........Midfielder ..........Boston College 
    
     Rebecca Moros .........Midfielder...........Duke 
    
     Heather O'Reilly.......Forward .............North Carolina 
    
     Elizabeth Remy.........Forward..............Wake Forest 
    
     Nikki Resnick..........Goalkeeper...........Maryland 
    
     Jess Rostedt...........Forward..............Virginia 
    
     Becky Sauerbrunn.......Defender.............Virginia 
    
     Katrin Schmidt.........Defender.............Florida State 
    
     India Trotter..........Forward..............Florida State 
    
    2006 All-ACC Second Team 
    
     Julie Bolt.............Midfielder...........Clemson 
    
     Gina DiMartino.........Forward..............Boston College 
    
     Kristina Hanley........Defender.............Wake Forest 
    
     Tobin Heath............Midfielder...........North Carolina 
    
     Elizabeth Jobe.........Midfielder...........Clemson 
    
     Darby Kroyer...........Midfielder...........Duke 
    
     Nikki Kryzsik..........Defender.............Virginia 
    
     Jessica Maxwell........Defender.............North Carolina 
    
     Ashley Phillips........Goalkeeper...........Clemson 
    
     Kelly Rowland..........Midfielder...........Florida State 
    
     Lindsay Vera...........Forward..............NC State 
    
     Nikki Washington.......Midfielder...........North Carolina 
    
    2006 All-ACC Freshmen Team 
    
     Gina DiMartino.........Forward..............Boston College 
    
     Becky Edwards..........Defender.............Florida State 
    
     Whitney Engen..........Forward..............North Carolina 
    
     Kaley Fountain.........Defender.............Wake Forest 
    
     KayAnne Gummersall.....Forward..............Duke 
    
     Tobin Heath............Midfielder ..........North Carolina 
    
     Julian Johnson.........Forward..............Virginia Tech 
    
     Elisabeth Redmond .....Forward..............Duke 
    
     Allie Sadow............Forward..............Wake Forest 
    
     Katie Vogel............Midfielder...........Clemson 
    
     Nikki Washington.......Midfielder...........North Carolina 
    
     Sarah Winslow..........Forward..............Wake Forest 
    
    2006 Offensive Player of the Year 
    
     Yael Averbuch...................North Carolina 
    
    2006 Defensive Player of the Year 
    
     Laura Georges...................Boston College 
    
    2006 Freshman of the Year 
    
     Gina DiMartino..................Boston College 
    
    2006 Coach of the Year 
    
     Anson Dorrance..................North Carolina 
    
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