November 10, 2000 - by
Freshman Emma Breland Named Finalist For Soccer Buzz Award

Nov. 10, 2000

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Florida State soccer player Emma Breland has been named one of nine finalists for the Soccer Buzz National Freshman of the Year award. Breland, from Trelleborg, Sweden, broke every offensive record for a Seminole freshman and established a new season points record after recording a goal and two assists in FSU’s first round NCAA Tournament match Wednesday.


“I think it is exciting for our program to have one of our players nominated for a national award,” said head coach Patrick Baker. “She’s a deserving candidate. Her impact on this program is obvious if you look at where we were and where we are now. She has played a major role in the success we have had this season.”


Breland owns the freshman record for goals (12), points (31) and assists (7) and she is currently 6th for all-time goals, 5th in all-time assists, 5th in all-time points and 2nd all-time in game winning goals (5) for a Seminole after just one season. Her 12 goals place her second on the list for most goals scored in a season by a Seminole, her seven assists tie her for first with the most assists in a season and her five game winning goals place her second on the list for most game winners in a season. Most importantly, FSU is 7-1 in games when Breland scores a goal.


“I don’t really reflect on individual honors,” said Breland. “I can’t really comprehend what it means because everything is so new to me. This is really good for our program. You see Florida State mentioned with schools like Notre Dame, Clemson, Penn State and North Carolina and that means we are starting to get recognized on a national level.”


The award will be handed out in December and is voted on by every Division I head women’s soccer coach and the staff of Soccer Buzz. To see the full story on the National Freshman of the Year please go to the following link:
http://www.soccerbuzz.com/beat/poyfinalists00.htm

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