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Virginia's Brian named Women's Player of the Year
January 8th, 2014 10:51PM

TAGS:  college women


[SOCCER AMERICA AWARDS] Morgan Brian, who led Virginia to a 20-0-0 start to the season and its first appearance in the Women's College Cup in 22 years, is the 2013 Soccer America Women's Player of the Year.

Brian was the leading scorer in the ACC this season with 46 points on 16 goals and a league-high 14 assists. She contributed on 30 of the 78 goals for the nation's top offense.

Two weeks into the college season, she took time off to play for the USA and scored her first international goal against Mexico.

Brian was the 2011 Soccer America Freshman of the Year and has earned all-ACC honors in each of her three years at UVa. Her three-year totals are 31 goals and 29 assists.

Of the 14 SA Players of the Years from ACC schools, Morgan is the first not from North Carolina.

2013 Women's Player of the Year
Morgan Brian
Position: Midfielder. Class: Jr.
Hometown: St. Simons Island, Ga.
High School: Frederica Academy
Youth Club: Ponte Vedra Storm

1985 -- Lisa Gmitter (George Mason)
1986 -- April Heinrichs (North Carolina)
1987 -- Michelle Akers (Central Florida)
1988 -- Shannon Higgins (North Carolina)
1989 -- Shannon Higgins (North Carolina)
1990 -- Kristine Lilly (North Carolina)
1991 -- Julie Foudy (Stanford)
1992 -- Mia Hamm (North Carolina)
1993 -- Mia Hamm (North Carolina)
1994 -- Tisha Venturini (North Carolina)
1995 -- Shannon MacMillan (Portland)
1996 -- Debbie Keller (North Carolina)
1997 -- Sara Whalen (Connecticut)
1998 -- Danielle Fotopoulos (Florida)
1999 -- Lorrie Fair (North Carolina)
2000 -- Anne Makinen (Notre Dame)
2001 -- Aly Wagner (Santa Clara)
2002 -- Christine Sinclair (Portland)
2003 -- Lindsay Tarpley (North Carolina)
2004 -- Katie Thorlakson (Notre Dame)
2005 -- Christine Sinclair (Portland)
2006 -- Heather O'Reilly (North Carolina)
2007 -- Lauren Cheney (UCLA)
2008 -- Casey Nogueira (North Carolina)
2009 -- Kelley O'Hara (Stanford)
2010 -- Christen Press (Stanford)
2011 -- Lindsay Taylor (Stanford)
2012 -- Crystal Dunn (North Carolina)
2013 -- Morgan Brian (Virginia)

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