Oct. 19, 2005
Tallahassee, FL -Seminole junior Kelly Rowland set a record Sunday with the 10th goal of her career and then set another record today with her 10th national weekly honor. Rowland, a Wallingford, PA native and Hermann Award candidate, was named to Soccer America’s National Team of the Week for a school record eighth time in her career. Along with her two honors from Soccer Buzz, Rowland has now recorded 10 weekly honors in her three-year career.
Rowland scored the game-winning goal in leading No. 6 Florida State to a record fourth straight ACC win in a 3-1 victory over Miami. Rowland’s goal was the 10th of her three-year career. The junior is now just one away from tying the all-time record for goals scored by an FSU defender as she extended her record point total by an FSU defender to 34. With the game-winner, Rowland became the first defender in school history to record double digit assists and double digit goals in a career. Rowland’s goal bumped her career point total to 34. It was her first-ever game-winner in an ACC game.
No other FSU player has ever even received Soccer America’s National Team of the Week honor more than three times and Rowland is now the only Seminole ever to reach double digits in weekly national awards. No other FSU player even has five career national weekly honors.
Florida State returns home to close out its regular season home schedule with three games in six days. The Seminoles open the important home stand versus No. 18 Wake Forest (8-5-1, 3-4-0) Friday at 7:00 p.m. Then eighth-ranked Duke (11-2-1, 5-2-0) comes to town for a Sunday afternoon showdown between the two teams tied for third in the conference. The home schedule wraps-up Tuesday night versus the Citadel. Florida State will honor its two seniors before the 7:00 p.m. match.
Live radio coverage of the game will be available for the games versus Duke and the Citadel. While Game Tracker will be available for all three matches. Both services are free and available at www.seminoles.com, the official athletic website for Florida State athletics.