Dec. 15, 2006
Tallahassee, FL –
Three Florida State soccer players were named All-Americans Thursday by Soccer Buzz magazine. Australian striker Selin Kuralay became just the third Seminole to ever be named a first team All-American by Soccer Buzz. She joins Leah Gallegos (2003) and Viola Odebrecht (2005) as the two other FSU soccer players to receive that honor. India Trotter and defender Katrin Schmidt were both honored as well as they were placed on the second team.
This the third time in four years that Florida State has placed multiple players on Buzzâ?TMs All-American teams. Last season three Seminoles were named Soccer Buzz All-Americans, the most in school history up to that point. With three more in 2006, FSUâ?TMs six Buzz All-Americanâ?TMs in the last two years are more than the five All-American honors FSU had received from Soccer Buzz in the previous 10 years of program history.
This is the first time Kuralay has been named a first team All-American. In 2005 Soccer Buzz named the Melbourne native to its third team and she also was named one of just 11 Soccer America MVPâ?TMs. The forward was a Soccer Buzz National Player of the Year finalist as well. For Trotter this is the second straight year she has been named a second team All-American by Buzz. Earlier this year she was named the first NSCAA first team All-American in school history along with Kelly Rowland. Schmidt is a second team All-American again after receiving the same honor from the NSCAA at the College Cup. The sophomore defender from Germany was a freshman of the year finalist in 2005 and a Soccer Buzz National Player of the Year finalist this season.