Dec. 5, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State Women’s Soccer placed five student-athletes on the All-Southeast Region teams as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Kristin Grubka and Kassey Kallman were all recognized on the All-Southeast Region first team, while Megan Campbell and Kelsey Wys were named second team honorees. It marked the second year in a row that FSU has placed at least five players on the all-region teams.
Brynjarsdottir enters the College Cup as the team leader in points (32), goals (14), shots (71), shots on goal (36) and game-winning goals (7). Nine of those points have come during the NCAA Tournament as the junior midfielder has tallied four goals and one assist to tie for the most postseason points in the nation. A first team All-ACC honoree, Brynjarsdottir ranks in the top 10 in the ACC in game-winning goals, goals per game, points per game and shot per game. The Icelandic native has tallied a team-high four multi-goals on the year scoring twice at Florida and at Virginia Tech, while posting two goals in back-to-back games against Ole Miss and Colorado in the NCAA Tournament.
Campbell, Grubka, Kallman and Wys have all played a key role in the defensive success of the Seminoles. In 2013, Florida State has allowed just 13 goals through 26 games good for a goals against average of 0.48, both single-season bests. FSU’s defense ranks in the top 20 nationally in GAA and shutout percentage. The Seminoles have posted 15 shutouts while allowing more than one goal in a game just once this year.
The trio of Grubka, Kallman and Wys are the only three Seminoles to start all 26 games. Wys leads all players in minutes played with 2427, followed closely behind by Kallman (2416) and Grubka (2412).
Grubka, a second team All-ACC selection, has also contributed offensively for the Seminoles with three goals including the game winner at Duke to help Florida State to it’s first-ever victory in Durham in 10 trips.
Kallman has tallied all five of her points on the year during FSU’s postseason run scoring two goals and an assist. The senior captain scored the eventual game-winner against Boston College in the NCAA Quarterfinals pushing the Seminoles to their third straight College Cup appearance. A semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy, Kallman was also named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2013, while adding first team All-ACC and ACC Tournament MVP honors to her resume.
Campbell leads the team with 12 assists as four of those assists have resulted in a game-winning goal. The 12 assists are also the second most in a single-season while the second team All-ACC defender became just the seventh Seminole to register double-digit assists in a season. She currently ranks 10th in the nation in total assists and 26th in assists per game (0.52). Her six assists against ACC foes during the regular season established a single-season school record.
Wys will leave Florida State holding almost every goalkeeping record in school history. The senior, who garnered second team All-ACC accolades in 2013, has set single-season records for minutes played by a keeper (2427), shutouts (15), goals against average (0.48) and wins (22). Wys has allowed 13 goals in 2013 including just two in seven postseason game spanning both the ACC and NCAA Tournaments.
Florida State will return to the field on Friday, December 6 at 5 pm against Virginia Tech in the national semifinal on WakeMed Park in Cary, N.C.
The game will air live on ESPNU and live stats for the match will be available via gametracker. As always Seminole fans can follow the Noles on twitter @FSU_Soccer and remember to like the Seminoles on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FSUSoccer) and Instagram (NoleSoccer).