Dec. 21, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
One day after being named the Southeast Region freshman of the year, Emma Breland was named Florida State soccer’s first-ever All-American garnering third team honors from SoccerBuzz. The freshman from Trelleborg, Sweden was one of only five freshmen to appear on the All-American list and she joined nine other ACC players as a SoccerBuzz All-American.
“I am very excited that our players are starting to get some of the national recognition they deserve,” said head coach Patrick Baker. “Emma had a phenomenal first year and she was a big part of our run to the Sweet 16. I am so excited that our program is starting to get to the stage where we have the caliber of player who can garner All-American honors.”
Arguably the best freshman in the ACC this season, Breland was the ACC’s fourth leading goal scorer, fifth leading point scorer, sixth in the conference in goals per game and seventh in the ACC in scoring average. Breland established either 14 firsts or new individual records in her first year at Florida State including setting the FSU record for points in a season, goals by a freshman, second in all-time game-winning goals and being the first Seminole to ever be named All-ACC first team.