KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced the 2015 All-America Teams for NCAA Division I women’s soccer Friday. Junior Rachel Hill (Rollinsford, N.H.) made the First Team All-America squad while classmate Stephanie Ribeiro (Pawtucket, R.I.) earned Third Team All-American honors.
In addition to both being named to the American Athletic Conference Championship All-Tournament team, Hill and Ribeiro were both recipients of major conference awards at the end of the regular season. Hill was voted Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, while Ribeiro was tabbed Midfielder of the Year. Now both juniors can add All-American to their list of accolades.
UConn’s leading scorer for past three seasons, Hill finished the season with 16 goals and four assists for a career-high 36 points, 13 of which came in the post-season. She led the conference in both goals, for the second season in a row, and points. Her impressive performance on offense has earned her a spot as a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy to be voted on in the upcoming weeks.
Second leading scorer on the team, Ribeiro started in 22 of 23 matches and finished the season with seven goals and eight assists for a combined 22 points. After sitting out last season due to injury, Ribeiro had no trouble returning to second on the team, which is where she finished the 2013 season with 16 overall points. Ribeiro led the conference in shots with a whopping 96. Ribeiro, Hill and one other player from the conference finished tied for first with six game-winning goals.
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