Freshman J.J. Young (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) was selected to the America East Conference Women's Soccer All-Rookie Team after voting was conducted by the league's head coaches.
Young, who led UMBC in goals (6) and points (16) in 2004, was also tied for the team lead in assists, with four. In addition, she ranked third in the conference in shots per game (3.56), and tenth in both assists per game (0.25), and points per game (1.00).
Young was a key component in the Retrievers' 2-1 upset of Northeastern, who at the time, was the top seed in the America East. In that game, Young scored both UMBC goals to record her second multi-goal game of the year and fourth contest with three or more points.
Joining Young on the 2004 All-Rookie Team are Albany's Uju Ogbuawa, Binghamton's Kim Povill, Boston University's Nicole Lucey, Hartford's Liz Cook, New Hampshire's Adriana Gonzalez-Medina, Northeastern's Laura Johnson, Stony Brook's Krista Shilts, and Maine rookies Marie-Andree Canuel, Laura Harper, and Marie-Michele Bouchard.