September 14, 2000 - by
Emma Breland Garners FSU’s Third National Player Of The Week Award

Sept. 14, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
The 15th-ranked Florida State Seminoles (5-3) placed their third player on Soccer America’s national team of the week when freshman Emma Breland was included on the list Thursday. Breland, from Trelleborg, Sweden, leads the Seminoles in goals scored (4) and points (10) and scored two goals in FSU’s 4-1 win over the No. 8 Texas A&M Aggies.


Breland has started every game for Florida State this year and has already scored multiple goals in two games this season. Breland came to Florida State after recording 59 goals in 19 games during her senior year of high school. She spent her final season in Tennessee as a foreign exchange student.


“Emma can do it all,” said head coach Patrick Baker. “She reads the game at a very high level and has a good combination of speed, skill and athleticism.”


Breland joins senior April Murphy and junior Heather Dyche as members of the 2000 Seminole squad who have received national recognition from America’s most widely recognized soccer publication. Their selections mark the first time that FSU has placed three players on Soccer America’s team of the week in one season.


The Seminoles will face another top 10 team when they depart Tallahassee Friday for their second ACC match of the season. FSU travels to Durham, NC to face the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils (5-0) Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. Duke is the third 7th-ranked squad FSU will face this season. The Seminoles defeated No. 7 Florida 3-2 and No. 7 Texas A&M 4-1.

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