ACC Women’s Soccer: Eight Named to the NSCAA All-America Team


The ACC places four on the First Team

GREENSBORO, N.C.  – Eight Atlantic Coast Conference women’s soccer student-athletes have been named All-America by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, including four on the First Team, the most of any conference.

Florida State senior defender Kristin Grubka, the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and teammate senior midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir, the ACC Offensive Player of the Year, along with Virginia senior midfielder Morgan Brian and junior forward Makenzy Doniak were all named to the NSCAA All-America First Team. 

The honor marks the third time in Brian’s career and the second time in Doniak’s career each has been named First Team All-America. The First Team selections are the first of Brynjarsdottir’s and Grubka’s careers. Collecting All-America Second Team honors was ACC Midfielder of the Year Virginia senior Danielle Colaprico, while Florida State junior forward Chenya Williams, North Carolina senior defender Satara Murray and Virginia junior defender Emily Sonnett were named to the All-America Third Team. 

Brynjarsdottir, Grubka, Brian, Colaprico and Doniak are also semifinalists for the prestigious Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy. 

All eight All-America selections were also named to the NSCAA All-Southeast Region First Team. The ACC collected 19 All-Southeast Region Team honors, including four selections from Florida State, Virginia and Virginia Tech. Boston College, North Carolina and Notre Dame followed with two each, while Clemson had one honoree. 

It was a banner year for ACC women’s soccer, as six teams were selected to the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship, and the College Cup Final featured two ACC teams for the third time in league history. In the title game, Florida State topped Virginia, 1-0, to win its first NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship in program history, and give the ACC its 22nd NCAA Women’s Soccer title (North Carolina owns 21 NCAA titles). Current ACC schools have combined to win 25 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships, with Notre Dame claiming three prior to joining the league in 2013.  

2014 NSCAA All-America Team
First Team
Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Sr., M , Florida State
Kristin Grubka, Sr., D, Florida State
Morgan Brian, Sr., M, Virginia
Makenzy Doniak, Jr., F, Virginia

Second Team
Danielle Colaprico, Sr., M, Virginia

Third Team
Cheyna Williams, Jr., F, Florida State
Satara Murray, Sr., D, North Carolina
Emily Sonnett, Jr., D, Virginia

NSCAA All-Region Team
Southeast Region
First Team
Kailen Sheridan, So., GK, Clemson
Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Sr., M, Florida State
Kristin Grubka, Sr., D, Florida State
Cheyna Williams, Jr., F, Florida State
Satara Murray, Sr., D, North Carolina
Emily Sonnett, Jr., D, Virginia
Danielle Colaprico, Sr., M, Virginia
Makenzy Doniak, Jr., F, Virginia
Morgan Brian, Sr., M, Virginia
Murielle Tiernan, So., F, Virginia Tech

Second Team 
Hayley Dowd, Jr., F, Boston College
Stephanie McCaffrey, Sr., F, Boston College
Katie Bowen, Jr., D, North Carolina
Cari Rocarro, Jr., M, Notre Dame
Katie Naughton, Jr., D, Notre Dame
Ashley Meier, Jr., M, Virginia Tech

Third Team 
Casey Miller, Fr., GK, Florida State
Jordan Coburn, Jr., D, Virginia Tech 
Candace Cephers, So., M , Virginia Tech