December 9, 2013

Dessi Dupuy Voted All-State Women’s Soccer Player of the Year

For immediate release – 12/9/2013 - #154
Dessi Dupuy Voted All-State Women's Soccer Player of the Year
Todd Olsen Earns Coach of the Year Honors for the Seventh-Straight Season

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Junior forward Dessi Dupuy was named the Player of the Year Monday with the release of the 2013 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) College Division All-State women's soccer team.

Dupuy, a first team NSCAA All-American, was the offensive leader for one of the top teams in the nation this year, helping lead the country's second-leading scoring offense (4.63 goals per game). She scored over 20 goals for the third straight season, increasing her career total to 77. She is just two tallies shy of the program and conference record for career goals, with a full season yet to play. The ODAC Player of the Year, Dupuy led the conference in points and goals after posting 23 goals and seven assists.

For the seventh consecutive season, Dr. Todd Olsen grabbed the VaSID Coach of the Year honor, after one of the most successful years in program history. The Hornets finished with a record of 22-2, won their fourth straight ODAC Championship, and reached the NCAA Tournament for the seventh-straight year. Olsen's 2013 squad broke program records for wins in a season, goals scored in a season (111) and total points scored (298).

Three other Hornets joined Dupuy on the first team: Angela Bosco, Jenn Snyder and Rachel Sadowski.

Bosco, a senior forward, ranked only behind Dupuy in the ODAC with 14 goals, and also had six assists for 34 points. She earned first-team All-South Region and All-ODAC accolades this season as well.

Snyder was a first-team All-ODAC selection and second-team All-South Region honoree this fall. The senior midfielder was one of the top two-way players in the conference, finishing with two goals and three assists in 21 matches. 

Sadowski finishes an incredible Hornet career with her second first-team all-state award, having also been chosen the state Player of the Year in 2012.  The two-time All-American had two goals and four assists in 2013 and was a huge part of the Hornet defense that allowed just 13 goals in 24 matches.