Women's Soccer's Handzlik And Warner Earn Regional Honors
Feb. 5, 2004
WASHINGTON, DC - Two Colonials women's soccer players earned regional honors Soccer Buzz magazine has announced. Sophomore Anna Handzlik (Palos Verdes, CA/Palos Verdes Peninsula (UC Bolder) was named to the Soccer Buzz All Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team. Teammate senior sensation Kim Warner (North York, Ontario/St. Joseph's) was named to the Soccer Buzz All Mid-Atlantic Region Third Team.
Colonials' sophomore keeper Handzlik was a force for GW in 2003, recording a team record four straight shutouts. Handzlik was honored by Soccer Buzz magazine twice during the year being named the goalkeeper of the week on two occasions. Handlik recorded a double-overtime shutout against Richmond featuring 15 saves en route to being named the A-10's Player of the Week. Handzlik had an 8-4-2 record with five shutouts. She recorded 90 saves and had a .89 goals against average as GW tied a team record for fewest goals against with 17.
Warner, who has graduated, was recently named to the 2003 National Soccer Coaches Association of America All Mid-Atlantic Second Team for the second-straight year. Warner was the 2002 Atlantic 10 Offensive Player of the Year and in 2003 tied for the regular season conference lead in goals with 13. She led the league last year with 15 and finished her GW career with 41 goals, good for third-place all-time and just three behind second and four behind first.
Of Warner's 41 career goals, 15 were game-winners including a league-high tying six this season. Warner had 27 points this season tied for second in the A-10 and finishes her college career with 91 points which is third all-time at GW just five behind second place. Warner, GW's most prolific scorer in recent history, also notched nine assists in her career.
GW finished seventh in the Atlantic 10 in 2003 year and just missed the final conference playoff spot.With a winning-percentage of .647, the 2003 Colonials (11-6-2 overall, 5-5-1 A-10 7th) completed their fourth-best season in the program's 24-year history and best since 1997. The Colonials also had their best-ever start with a 9-3-2 record through 15 games.