Feb. 10, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With a run to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the fifth consecutive season, Florida State head coach Mark Krikorian capped off another banner season with the Seminole soccer program as he was named the 2009 NSCAA/Mondo Southeast Regional Coach of the Year.
The Seminole field general led the Garnet and Gold to a 19-5-1 record including a mark of 7-2-1 in the ACC. The 19-win season marked the second highest win total in school history falling one victory shy of the school record 20 set back in 2005, Krikorian’s first season as head coach in Tallahassee. His Seminoles finished the year 9-3-0 against ranked opponents with five of those wins coming against teams ranked in the top 10.
Krikorian was also tabbed the ACC’s top coach after leading the Seminoles to a share of the conference regular season title and the top seed in the league tournament for the first time in school history. It marked the second time in five years that Krikorian was named ACC Coach of the Year.
By seasons end, Krikorian’s 2009 squad finished the season as the second highest scoring team in school history recording 204 points on 67 goals and 70 assists. It marked just the second time that FSU surpassed the 200-point plateau in a single year. The 67 goals and 70 assists also sit second all-time in the FSU record books in their respective categories.
Defensively, the Seminoles posted the third lowest goals against average at 0.85 allowing 22 goals in over 2,300 minutes of action. For the fifth straight year, Florida State reached double figures in shutouts recording 10 in 2009.
Krikorian was also named Southeast Region Coach of the Year by the NSCAA back in 2005.