Nov. 5, 2001
Greensboro, NC –
It’s hard to remember a more important week in the history of FSU soccer. After setting the record for the most wins in a regular season (13), the most ACC wins in a regular season (4), the best regular season record (13-6-0, .684) and the highest conference finish (3rd), the 17th-ranked FSU soccer team (13-6-0, 4-3-0) broke another record Monday. When the ACC office named junior striker Cindy Schofield the last ACC player of the week of the regular season, it marked the third time this year that a Seminole has claimed the honor, which is a record for a program that had just two ACC Players of the Week in six seasons combined before the 2001 campaign. Schofield also becomes the first Seminole soccer player to ever win the award twice.
Schofield had another big week for Florida State. The junior from Lakeland, Fla. broke the single season record for goals with her 15th against Jacksonville and helped secure Florida State’s best regular season record, best conference finish, best conference record and first-ever undefeated home campaign with two goals in two big wins.
With the win over ACC-foe Maryland, then 24th-ranked FSU not only upset another ranked opponent at home, the No. 21 Terrapins (10-5-2, 3-4-0) but it also wrapped up third place in the Atlantic Coast Conference and secured its best conference season ever with the win. Florida State’s four conference victories this year are just one shy of the five the program had amassed in the previous six years combined. Not only did the Seminoles set records for the best conference record ever and the highest finish in the conference, the team also completed its regular season home schedule undefeated with a perfect 8-0 record.
Against Maryland, Schofield added to the Seminoles 1-0 lead as she tied FSU’s single season goal record with her 14th goal of the year. The play began with sophomore Amber Tollefson sending Schofield in behind the Maryland defense on the left wing about 30 yards away from the Terps net. As the junior striker attempted to run on to the pass, Wolff came off of her line to try to beat Schofield to the ball. By the time the Seminole forward got to the ball, Wolff was already 23 yards out of her goal and Schofield pushed the ball around the senior keeper firing into the empty Maryland net. With the goal, Schofield set FSU’s single season record for points, tied the record for goals and was on the verge of establishing an FSU record for goals per game. After the Maryland victory locked up third place for the Seminoles, there was only one goal left for FSU in the regular season.
With a win at Jacksonville, Florida State would set the record for the best regular season in team history. With FSU struggling a little to find the back of the net and leading just 2-1, Schofield broke the record in style. Sophomore Summer Corum made a run up the right wing and turned the corner on the JU defense and then headed towards goal. As she pushed towards the end line, on the right side of the net, she sent a perfect pass back into the center of the box onto Schofield’s waiting foot. The forward went top-shelf grazing the crossbar and extending the Seminoles lead to 3-1. Schofield’s goal gave the Lakeland, Fla. native sole possession of the single season goal record for FSU breaking the mark of 14 set
in 1996 by Kelley Poole. Schofield now holds the single season record for goals and points (37) at FSU and she is also leading the ACC in points with 37.
Florida State next travels to Winston-Salem, NC where they enter the ACC Tournament as the No. 3 seed for the first time in program history. The Seminoles locked up third place with Friday night’s 2-0 win over Maryland who they will face in the first round Thursday, November 8 at 12:00 p.m. For more information on the Seminole soccer team and next week’s ACC Tournament, please visit the official athletic website for Florida State at www.seminoles.com.