TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Earning NSCAA First Team All-America honors and leading the Seminoles to their fourth consecutive ACC Championship in 2016, redshirt junior Cassie Miller continues to be recognized for her amazing season and was named one of four nominees for the Honda Sports Award for Women’s Soccer. Miller joins Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia), Savannah McCaskill (South Carolina) and Ashley Hatch (BYU) as this year’s nominees as announced on Wednesday by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA).
It is the sixth time that an FSU student-athlete has been named a nominee for the Honda Sports Award, and the fourth time in the last five seasons. Miller joins India Trotter (2006), Mami Yamaguchi (2007), Ines Jaurena (2012), Kassey Kallman (2013) and Dagny Brynjarsdottir (2014) as past nominees for the Honda Sports Award for women’s soccer.
Miller received All-ACC Second Team honors for the third consecutive season in 2016 as she finished fourth nationally with a 0.398 goals against average and fifth in the NCAA with 13 solo shutouts, topping the conference in both categories.
Her 0.866 save percentage ranked No. 16 overall in the NCAA, and third in the ACC, including key penalty kick saves in a victory over No. 4 Duke in the regular season and versus No. 6 Duke and No. 10 UNC in the ACC Tournament.
The Honda Sport Award has been presented annually by the CWSA for the past 41 years to the top women athletes in 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports and signifies “the best of the best in collegiate athletics”. The winner of the sport award becomes a finalist for the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and the prestigious 2017 Honda Cup which will be presented on a live telecast on CBS Sports Network on Monday, June 26, 2017, in downtown Los Angeles.
The nominees were chosen by a panel of coaches representing the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). The Honda Sport award winner for soccer will be announced next week after voting by administrators from over 1,000 NCAA member schools. Each NCAA member institution has a vote.
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