13 from @ACCWSoccer Named to TopDrawerSoccer’s Best XI Teams


Virginia’s Morgan Brian Named Player of the Season

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Thirteen Atlantic Coast Conference student-athletes have been named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s  Best XI Teams. Virginia’s Morgan Brian was named upperclassmen Player of the Season, and leads the 11-member first team.

Joining Brian on the first team are Florida State senior defender Kassey Kallman, North Carolina senior midfielder Crystal Dunn and Virginia sophomore forward Makenzy Doniak.

Florida State junior midfielder Dagny Brynsjarsdottir, Notre Dame sophomore midfielder Cari Roccaro and Virginia sophomore defender Emily Sonnet were named to the Second Team, and Wake Forest senior goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe was a Third Team selection.

Representing the ACC on the Best XI Freshmen Team include: Clemson goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan, Duke defender Christina Gibbons and Notre Dame midfielder Morgan Andrews on the First Team, and Florida State midfielder Nickolette Driesse and Virginia Tech forward Murielle Tiernan on the Second Team.

It was another banner year for ACC women’s soccer, as it saw eight teams selected for the NCAA Championship, including an NCAA-record all four No. 1 seeds. All eight teams advanced to the third round, while an NCAA-record six teams earned a berth in the Quarterfinals. The ACC had three teams in the Women’s College Cup for the second time in league history. Virginia was the No. 1 in the nation for nine weeks of the season, while a total of six teams held a Top 25 ranking for at least nine weeks of the 2013 season.

TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Teams

TopDrawerSoccer.com Upperclassmen Player of the Season:

Morgan Brian, Jr., M, Virginia

First Team

Kassey Kallman, Sr., D, Florida State

Crystal Dunn, Sr., M, North Carolina

Morgan Brian, Jr., M, Virginia

Makenzy Doniak, So., F, Virginia

Second Team

Emily Sonnett, So., D, Virginia

Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Jr., M, Florida State

Cari Roccaro, So., M, Notre Dame

Third Team

Aubrey Bledsoe, Sr., GK, Wake Forest

Freshman Best XI

First Team

Kailen Sheridan, Fr., GK, Clemson

Christina Gibbons, Fr., D, Duke

Morgan Andrews, Fr., M, Notre Dame

Second Team

Nickolette Driesse, Fr., M, Florida State

Murielle Tiernan, Fr., F, Virginia Tech