Aug 23, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State senior Kelsey Wys and junior Dagny Brynjarsdottir were named Preseason All-Americans by Soccer America on Thursday, August 22. The recognition comes just a few days after both Seminoles were named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.
Wys led a Florida State defense that set school records for shutouts (17), goals against average (0.62) and fewest goals allowed in ACC play (4) last year. The Seminole backline went on to finish the season ranked in the top 40 nationally in shutouts percentage (2nd), GAA (12th) and save percentage (36th). The Coral Springs, Fla., native has 68 career starts under her belt and has posted a record of 51-15-2 with 30 shutouts and a GAA of 0.82 as the Seminole goalkeeper over the last three seasons.
Brynjarsdottir had a breakout sophomore season posting single-season career-highs in every offensive category including goals (9), assists (9), points (27), shots (40), game-winning goals (5) and game-winning assists (2). The Icelandic native finished 2012 ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in four offensive categories including game-winning goals (t-2nd), assists per game (4th – 0.50), points per game (7th – 1.50) and goals per game (10th – 0.50). In her first two seasons at Florida State, Brynjarsdottir has started 37 matches and has tallied 40 points on 14 goals and 12 assists including seven game-winning goals.
Florida State is one of five schools to have two players honored as Preseason All-Americas joining Duke, North Carolina, Stanford and Wake Forest.
2013 Soccer America Preseason All-Americans:
PLAYER (SCHOOL), YR.
GK Aubrey Bledsoe (Wake Forest), Sr.
GK Emily Oliver (Stanford), Sr.
GK Kelsey Wys (Florida State), Sr.
D Natasha Anasi (Duke), Sr.
D Abby Dahlkemper (UCLA), Jr.
D Marissa Diggs (UCF), Sr.
D Haley Palmer (San Diego State), Sr.
MF Morgan Brian (Virginia), Jr.
MF Dagny Brynjarsdottir (Florida State), Jr.
MF Daphne Corboz (Georgetown), Jr.
MF Vanessa DiBernardo (Illinois), Sr.
MF Crystal Dunn (North Carolina), Sr.
MF Julie Johnston (Santa Clara), Sr.
MF Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame), Soph.
MF Meghan Streight (Texas A&M), Jr.
F Janine Beckie (Texas Tech), Soph.
F Nkem Ezurike (Michigan), Sr.
F Jonelle Filigno (Rutgers), Sr.
F Kristen Hamilton (Denver), Sr.
F Maya Hayes (Penn State), Sr.
F Kealia Ohai (North Carolina), Sr.
F Katie Stengel (Wake Forest), Sr.
F Taylor Uhl (Stanford), Jr.
F Laura Weinberg (Duke), Sr.
F Hannah Wilkinson (Tennessee), Jr.