December 22, 2009
Conheeney earns Soccer America national honor
Outstanding freshman earns national second team honors.

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Freshman midfielder Kelly Conheeney was named to the Soccer America All-Freshman second team, becoming just the second Hokie to ever earn the honor and the first since Ashley Stinson in 2004. Conheeney is one of six freshmen from the ACC to be named to the squad. Boston College’s Victoria DiMartino was named the national Freshman of the Year by Soccer America.

Conheeney concluded her first season as a Hokie with nine goals, tying her for second on the team, also tacking on three assists and four game-winners. The Ridgewood, N.J., native spearheaded the Hokie offense during the ACC Tournament, netting the game-winner in overtime to help Tech defeat Wake Forest for the second time this season and advance to the semifinals. Later in the postseason, Conheeney scored her first NCAA Tournament goal as she put one away against Dayton in the second round. The freshman was also the recipient of ACC All-Freshman team and All-ACC Tournament honors as a result of her stellar first-year performance.

The complete 2009 Soccer America Women's All-Freshman Team is listed below:

G Adrianna Franch, Oklahoma State
M Amber Brooks, North Carolina
F Victoria DiMartino, Boston College
D Alina Garciamendez, Stanford
M Kendall Johnson, Portland
F Morgan Marlborough, Nebraska
M Kristie Mewis, Boston College
M Christine Nairn, Penn State
M Mariah Nogueira, Stanford
F Carlee Payne, BYU
D Rachel Quon, Stanford

G Katherine Boone, Dayton
D Bailey Brandon, Central Michigan
M Lucy Bronze, North Carolina
M Zakiya Bywaters, UCLA
M Chelsea Cline, UCLA
M Kelly Conheeney, Virginia Tech
D Laura Eddy, Georgia
D Ines Jaurena, Florida State
F Devin Petta, Northeastern
M Erika Tymrak, Florida
M Allie Vernon, Santa Clara

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