Seven Soccer Players Earn All-Virginia Honors

Posted: December 11, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Four women’s soccer players and three men’s soccer players have earned All-Virginia honors.

Forward Katy Robertson and goalkeeper Sarah Coughlin were named first-team All-Virginia, while defenders Stephanie Hancock and Erika Webster earned second-team honors in a vote by the Virginia Sports Information Directors. On the men’s side, forward Eduardo Lima was selected to the first team, and defender Brian Blackburn and midfielder Helmis Matute were chosen to the second.

Robertson, named to the first team for the third consecutive season, ranked fifth in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) with 27 points in 2000. The junior also earned first-team All-CAA honors for the third straight year. Coughlin earned first-team All-CAA accolades in her rookie season. The redshirt freshman recorded 121 saves, the second most in school history, and posted a 1.12 goals-against average and an .840 save percentage.

Hancock and Webster were named second-team all-state for the second straight season. Hancock was one of two Patriots to start all 21 games and scored the game-winning goal against the U.S. Naval Academy. Webster tallied three assists and started all 20 games she played in.

Lima was named to the first team for the third time after having also been chosen in 1996 and 1997. Blackburn was selected to the second team for the third straight year, while Matute was honored for the first time. Lima becomes the first George Mason player to be named to the All-Virginia first team three times in his career. He also was a second-team choice in 1998.

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