Dec. 4, 2006
Tallahassee, FL –
With the 2006 women’s soccer season concluding yesterday, the individual honors have started to come out and Florida State players are once again garnering some of the top awards in the nation. For the first-time in school history the Seminoles have a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) first team All-American, actually two. Both Kelly Rowland and India Trotter were named to the 11-member NSCAA first team All-American squad. Selin Kuralay was named to the second team giving FSU three NSCAA All-Americans, one more than the schools had in its previous 11 years combined.
Trotter was named a second-team NSCAA All-American in 2005, making her the first two-time NSCAA All-American in school history. This is the first NSCAA All-American honor for Rowland and Kuralay. Rowland was named a Soccer Buzz second team All-American in 2004 while Kuralay was named one of 11 Soccer America Team MVP’s following the 2005 season. The Seminoles were tied with North Carolina and UCLA for the most NSCAA first team All-Americans and the most total All-Americans from one school.
Both Rowland and Trotter were also honored by the NCAA Sunday following the conclusion of the Women’s College Cup. The Seminole seniors were named to the NCAA All-Tournament team. It was the first such honor for Rowland and the third in four seasons for Trotter. Trotter is the only FSU player to ever be named an NCAA All-Tournament team selection multiple times in her career. Trotter is the only player in the NCAA to be named to three of the last four NCAA All-Tournament teams
On top of national honors, regional and state honors have been pouring in for FSU players as well. For the third time in their careers, Rowland and Trotter were named to the NSCAA All-Southeast Region team. Both received first team honors. Kuralay was also named to the first team as she joined Trotter as the only back-to-back NSCAA All-Southeast first team members in Florida State history. For the second straight year Sarah Wagenfuhr was named to the all-region second team and she was joined by Katrin Schmidt who received her first honor.
For the second straight season Trotter was named the top player in the state when SoccerFLA.com crowned her their 2006 player of the year. FSU dominated the All-Florida team with six of the 11 spots being taken by Seminoles. Rowland, Trotter, Mami Yamaguchi, Ali Mims and Kuralay all were named to the team for the second year in a row. Schmidt was honored for the first time in her two-year career.