January 30, 2001 - by
FSU’S Breland Continues To Garner Postseason Honors

Jan. 30, 2001

Tallahassee, FL –
After scoring 12 goals, recording seven assists, tallying 31 total points and helping the 12th-ranked Seminoles advance to the sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament, freshman Emma Breland received another honor Tuesday. The first-year star from Trelleborg, Sweden was named to the Soccer America all-freshman team.


“It is a huge honor for Emma and a huge honor for our program,” said head coach Patrick Baker. “She had about as good of a freshman season as one could hope for and I think so many highly-touted freshmen enter college each year and don’t live up to their billing but that wasn’t the case with Emma. We didn’t ask her to do a whole lot but once she came here and we established her role, she filled that role perfectly. Its great to see one of our players recognized at the highest level.”


To call Breland’s freshman year “record setting” is somewhat of an understatement. She single-handily established 10 program firsts and either set or tied seven records during her inaugural season:

?	First national freshman of the year finalist SoccerBuzz (Emma Breland)
?	First Southeast Region freshman of the year award SoccerBuzz (Emma Breland)
?	First All-American selection SoccerBuzz  (Emma Breland-Third team)
?	First All-Southeast Region first team selection SoccerBuzz (Emma Breland)
?	First Southeast Region All-Freshman team selection SoccerBuzz  (Emma Breland)
?	First Soccer America All-Freshman team selection (Emma Breland)
?	First All-Southeast Region second team NSCAA selection (Emma Breland)
?	First All-Southeast Region third team NSCAA selection (Emma Breland)
?	First All-ACC first team selection (Emma Breland)
?	First All-ACC freshman team selection (Emma Breland)
?	Shots in a season (Emma Breland 62)
?	Assists in a season (Emma Breland & Cindy Schofield 7)
?	Points in a season (Emma Breland 31)
?	Goals by a freshman (Emma Breland 12)
?	Assists by a freshman (Emma Breland 7)
?	Points by a freshman (Emma Breland 31)
?	Shots by a freshman (Emma Breland 62)

Breland is one of four ACC players to be named to the 11-person all-freshman team including freshman of the year Lindsay Browne of Clemson. North Carolina forward Alyssa Ramsey and Duke goalkeeper Thora Helgadottir round out the ACC contingent


“I think this latest honor continues to illustrate the strength of the ACC,” said Baker. “The fact that we had four teams in the sweet 16 and we’ve got more than a third of the all-freshman team in our conference speaks volumes about the continual attraction the nation’s top players have with our conference. A majority of the best players still come to the ACC and I think that will once again be reflected come signing day.”

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