Ashburn, VA (December 28, 2016) – Stone Bridge Alumni Murielle Tiernan of the Virginia Tech women’s soccer team has been named to the 2016 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) Women’s Soccer University Division All-State lists, announced by the organization last Tuesday.
Tiernan earned first team honors for the fourth year in a row.
Tiernan, a native of Ashburn, Virginia, appeared in all 19 of the team’s matches this season, earning 15 starts at the forward position. She paced the Hokie offense with a team-leading 10 goals and 20 points and tallied a team-high five game-winning goals this season.
A three-time All-ACC First Team nominee, Tiernan completed her Hokie career with 49 goals and 112 points, both atop the all-time lists at Virginia Tech. She also leads the all-time lists in game-winning goals (23) and multiple goal games (9) and is tied for seventh in assists (14).
Of note, Tiernan was most recently named to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District 3 First Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. She also earned NSCAA All-Southeast Region honors for the third year in a row, landing on the third team ballot. Tiernan was listed as a first team member her sophomore and junior season.
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Below is a list of Tiernan’s collegiate accomplishments:
General: 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District III Team … 2014-16 All-ACC First Team selection … 2015 VaSID All-State First Team … 2015 NSCAA Third Team All-American … 2014-15 NSCAA All-Southeast Region First Team … 2013 ACC All-Freshman Team selection … Tech’s all-time leader in career goals (49), career points (112), game-winning goals (23) and multi-goal games (9) … Also is tied for seven in assists with 14 … Third on single-season goals list from 2014 and 2015 seasons (14 each season) … Second in single-season points list from 2014 season (34) and third from 2015 season (31) … Tied for sixth on single-season goals list from 2013 season (11) and single-season points list from 2013 season (27).
Academic Achievements: Was a three-time ACC All-Academic Team selection and also was named to the 2014 ACC Honor Roll and Dean’s List in 2013 and 2014.
2016: Appeared in all 19 of the team’s matches, earning 15 starts at the forward position … Was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 4 … Earned All-ACC First Team honors for the third year in a row … A 2016 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy Candidate … Also landed on the CoSIDA Academic All-District III Team … Led the team in points (20), goals (10) and game-winners (5) … Ranked fifth in the conference with 10 goals and has scored five goals in the team’s last five matches, including a multi-goal performance in the team’s 3-2 double-overtime victory at Boston College … Also scored goals in games against LSU, Ohio State, William & Mary, Longwood, Louisville, Miami and Wake Forest … Scored the game-winning goal on senior night vs. Wake Forest.
2015: Was named to the All-ACC and All-Southeast Region First Team … Earned third team All-America honors by the NSCAA … Led the team in scoring with 31 points and 14 goals … Tied for second in the ACC in goals … Had two multi-goal games at Indiana and at Wake Forest … Had eight game-winning goals: Indiana, JMU, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati along with four consecutive game winners against NC State, Syracuse, Duke and Wake Forest … Trained with the US National U-23 team during the winter.
2014: Appeared in all 22 matches as a forward and was named to the All-ACC First Team … Recorded a team-high 14 goals and six assists for a total of 34 points on the year … Tallied one goal and two assists in the NCAA Second Round game against Georgetown … Scored two goals and added an assist in the NCAA Tournament game vs. Dayton … Scored two goals against Syracuse … Scored a goal against No. 8 North Carolina … Scored a goal against Duke … Assisted game winner against No. 17 Clemson … Scored two goals against No. 13 Georgetown … Dished an assist against UNC Wilmington … Scored two goals and recorded an assist at Longwood … Tallied a goal against East Carolina.
2013: Started all 27 matches at forward for the Hokies … Was named to the ACC All-Freshman Team and the ACC All-Academic Team … Recorded 11 goals on the year for most on the team and second-most by a freshman in Virginia Tech history … Also dished out five assists on the year … Scored five game-winning goals as a freshman, already the 10th-highest career total in Virginia Tech history … Tallied the game-winner in the Hokies’ 4-2 win over No. 1 Virginia in the ACC Semifinals, after assisting on the match’s opening goal … Scored the game-winner in Tech’s 1-0 victory over No. 12 West Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Tournament … Scored the Hokies’ only goal against No. 9 Santa Clara in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, before scoring the winning penalty kick in a penalty shootout to put Tech through to the NCAA Quarterfinals … Notched the game-winner in the 99th minute of the Hokies’ 2-1 overtime win over No. 19 Wake Forest … Tallied the game-winner in a 3-1 win at James Madison … Scored the match’s only goal in a 1-0 victory over Miami … Scored goals against High Point, East Tennessee State, Louisville, Charlotte and Pittsburgh …Earned assists in wins over High Point, Syracuse and No. 21 Maryland.
High School: Four-year starter at Stone Bridge … Two-time Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year … Led her team in goals and assists, while being named VHSLAAA Player of the Year, Northern Region Player of the Year and two-time Liberty District Co-Player of the Year … Led SBHS to the 2010 AAA State Championship and a pair of Northern Region Championships … Was a three-time ECNL All-Event Team selection while playing as a member of FC Virginia Hotspur … Earned an invite to the 2011 National ID2 Camp … Also was a four-year letterwinner in basketball while at Stone Bridge.
Personal: Born Dec. 22, 1994 … Daughter of Ed and Kathy Tiernan … Has one older brother, Eddie … Majoring in residential environments and design.