Virginia’s Godfrey, Hopkins, Spaanstra earn All-Region honors

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Haley Hopkins, Lia Godfrey and Alexa Spaanstra (Photo: UVA Athletics)

Three members of the Virginia women’s soccer team earned All-Region honors it was announced by the United Soccer Coaches with the release of its annual team as Lia Godfrey, Haley Hopkins and Alexa Spaanstra were all named to a team.

Godfrey was named a first team All-Region selection, while Hopkins was named to the second team and Spaanstra was named to the third team.

Godfrey earned All-Region first team honors for the third consecutive season with her selection this season. She was a first team All-ACC selection to earn her third straight All-ACC honor this season as she tallied eight goals and five assists on the year. She tied for second on the team in goals with Spaanstra and second in assists with Spaanstra and Hopkins. Godfrey hit three game-winning goals on the year with the winning strikes coming at No. 2 North Carolina, No. 4 Duke and against Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Hopkins earned All-Region honors for the fourth time in her career with her selection this season. Hopkins was an All-ACC second team selection and led the Cavaliers in goals (14) and tied with Godfrey and Spaanstra for second on the team in assists with five. She hit five game-winning goals this season, including strikes to secure wins at No. 11 Georgetown and at No. 21 Penn State in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. She also hit the equalizer against No. 1 UCLA in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament to help send the match into overtime.

Spaanstra earned All-Region honors for the fourth time in her career after earning All-ACC honors for the fifth time. The forward tallied eight goals on the season to tie with Godfrey for second on the team and also matched Godfrey and Hopkins with five assists this year. She hit a pair of game-winning goals with strikes against NC State and Miami to help lock up the wins. She also set the career record for games started and played at Virginia with 107 games played and making the start in each appearance.