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Seminole Soccer Sets 46 Records During 2000 Season

Dec. 6, 2000


When the Florida State women’s soccer team began three-a-days in August they entered the season with little tradition or past success to draw on. After a trip to the Sweet 16 and the most successful season in the history of the program, that won’t be the case next year.


The Seminoles completed the most successful season in the program’s six years and one of the biggest turn-a-rounds in Florida State athletic history when they advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament this November. The FSU soccer team broke or tied 14 individual records and 18 team records during the march to their first-ever NCAA Tournament.

 Florida State recorded 14 program "firsts" in 2000:
? First NCAA Tournament bid
? First time hosting an NCAA Tournament game
? First NCAA Tournament win
? First Sweet 16 appearance
? First appearance in the second round of the ACC Tournament
? First team to ever defeat the last two national champions in the same
season (Florida & North Carolina)
? First national freshman of the year finalist (Emma Breland)
? First All-Southeast Region NSCAA Selections (Watkin, Crawford, Breland)
? First All-ACC first team selection (Emma Breland)
? First All-ACC freshman team selection (Emma Breland)
? First All-ACC Tournament selections (Rachael Watkin and Sarah Crawford)
? First win over a Top 5 opponent (#2 North Carolina)
? First Top 15 national ranking (nine weeks in Soccer America Top 15)
? First victory against six different schools (North Carolina, Florida, Texas
A&M, Wake Forest, Miami and Central Florida)
? First nationally ranked recruiting class (13th)


Florida State set 18 team records this seasons (new record/previous record):
? Most victories (14/12)
? Most wins over ranked teams (5/2)
? Most national player of the week selections (4/1)
? Most consecutive weeks spent ranked in the national polls (10)
? Most consecutive weeks spent ranked in the regional polls (11)
? Longest winning streak (5/4)
? Longest unbeaten streak (7/4)
? Most games played (24/21)
? Fewest ACC losses (4/5)
? Most home field victories (9/6)
? Fewest home field defeats (2/3)
? Single season attendance record (8799/5106)
? Single game attendance record (1,582 vs. North Carolina/1,123 vs. Florida)
? Most assists (49/28)
? Most points (139/127)
? Fewest goals allowed (28/35)
? Most consecutive shutouts (3/4)
? Most shots (336/292)
? Shortest span between goals (:24 vs. Florida/:39)


Florida State soccer set or tied 14 individual records:
? Shots in a season (Emma Breland 62)
? Assists in a season (Emma Breland & Cindy Schofield 7)
? Points in a season (Emma Breland 31)
? Game winning assists (Maren Vik Edvardsen 4)
? Goalkeeper minutes in a season (Sarah Crawford 2,273:02)
? Goals by a freshman (Emma Breland 12)
? Assists by a freshman (Emma Breland 7)
? Points by a freshman (Emma Breland 31)
? Shots by a freshman (Emma Breland 62)
? Career goals scored (Maren Vik Edvardsen 22)
? Career points (Maren Vik Edvardsen 53)
? Career game appearances (April Murphy 85)
? Career starts (Rachael Watkin 83)
? Career shots (Marte Vik Edvardsen 114)

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