GREENSBORO, N.C. – Junior forward Marika Gray and freshman midfielder Kelly Conheeney both received All-ACC selections as announced by the league Tuesday, Gray earned All-ACC second team honors for the second time in her career, while Conheeney became the seventh Hokie freshman to be named to the ACC All-Freshman team. Florida State’s Tiffany McCarty was named ACC Offensive Player of the Year, North Carolina’s Whitney Engan earned Defensive Player of the Year honors, Victoria DiMartino of Boston College was named Freshman of the Year and Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian was honored as the ACC Coach of the Year.
Gray, who earned second-team honors as well as ACC All-Freshman team honors in her first year at Tech, is currently tied for second on the team in scoring with seven goals and leads the squad with four game-winners. The Alexandria, Va., native recently tallied her second multi-goal game of the year when she netted two goals in five minutes against Wake Forest. Her first came earlier in the season against UNC Greensboro. Gray was also the lone goal scorer in Tech’s 1-0 victory over then-No. 1 North Carolina, keeping her title as the only current Hokie to have scored on the Tar Heels. In her freshman season, Gray became the first Hokie to ever earn All-ACC honors.
Conheeney earns her first honors from the ACC after a stellar regular season in her first year. She is currently tied with Gray for second on the team in scoring with seven goals and has also tallied three assists on the season. The Ridgewood, N.J., native scored Tech’s first goal this season, netting a goal against High Point in August and has totaled three multi-point games so far this season, most recently scoring and assisting a goal against Wake Forest. All three of Conheeney’s assists this season have been on Gray goals and in both of Gray’s multi-goal games. With the honors, Conheeney carries on the great tradition of outstanding freshman at Tech, as at least one freshman has been named to the All-Freshman team in five of the six seasons Tech has been a member of the ACC.
Below are the full team lists and awards:
2009 All-ACC Women’s Soccer Team
Name, Class, School Pos.
Victoria DiMartino, Fr., Boston College F
Elisabeth Redmond, Sr., Duke M
Becky Edwards. Sr., Florida State D
Tiffamy McCarty, Sr., Florida State F
Jasmyne Spencer, So., Maryland F
Whitney Engen, Sr., North Carolina D
Tobin Heath, Sr., North Carolina M
Sinead Farrelly, Jr., Virginia M
Kaley Fountain, Sr., Wake Forest F
Jill Hutchinson, Sr., Wake Forest F
Jillian Mastroianni, So. Boston College G
Ashley Harris, Sr., North Carolina G
Name, Class, School Pos.
Kelly Henderson, Sr., Boston College D
Kristy Mewis, Fr., Boston College M
Gina DiMartino, Sr., Boston College M
KayAnne Gummersall, Sr. Duke F
Amanda DaCosta, Jr., Florida State M
Toni Pressley, So., Florida State D
Jessica Price, So., Florida State F
Ali Hawkins, Jr., North Carolina M
Jessica McDonald, Jr., North Carolina F
Marika Gray, Jr., Virginia Tech F
Tara Campbell, Fr. Duke G
Offensive Player of the Year – Tiffany McCarty, Florida State
Defensive Player of the Year – Whitney Engen, North Carolina
Freshman of the Year – Victoria DiMartino, Boston College
Coach of the Year – Mark Krikorian, Florida State
2009 ACC All-Freshmen Women’s Soccer Team
Name, School Pos.
Victoria DiMartino, Boston College F
Kristy Mewis, Boston College M
Tara Campbell, Duke G
Ines Jaurena, Florida State D
Danielle Hubka, Maryland F
Amber Brooks, North Carolina M
Alyssa Rich, North Carolina F
Kara Blosser, NC State M
Morgan Stith, Virginia D
Kelly Conheeney, Virginia Tech M
Jackie Logue, Wake Forest D
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