First-Team All-American

Senior midfielder Brittany Klippstein recently capped her outstanding career with First-Team All-American accolades announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Klippstein earned the All-ODAC Player of the Year Award early last month. She scored 14 goals this season, with an impressive six game-winning tallies, including the game’s only score as the Hornets defeated Virginia Wesleyan College 1-0 in the ODAC Tournament Final. She added seven assists for 35 points, ranking third on the team in goals and points and second in assists.

For her career, Klippstein has 52 goals, placing her fifth currently in school history, and is just two shy of third place. She was an All-ODAC First-Team selection last year.

The award is the fifth-straight year that a Hornet has been honored on the All-American women’s soccer team. It is the second time this fall that the Hornet athletic program has had an All-American, as junior field hockey standout Shelly Milks took home First-Team accolades earlier this off-season.

Lynchburg ended the 2011 season 19-2-2, having not lost a game since early September.