Dec. 15, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State’s Tiffany McCarty and Dagny Brynjarsdottir were honored by Soccer America for their efforts in 2011. McCarty was named a first team MVP for the second time in her career, while Brynjarsdottir was honored on the All-Freshman first team.
McCarty is coming off a spectacular season in which she set career-highs for points (42), goals (18), shots (80) and game-winning goals (4) while becoming the school’s all-time career leader in points, goals and shots. She also finished tied for second on the team with six assists. The Laurel, Md., native started all 26 games for the Seminoles in 2011 and played a valuable role in leading Florida State to its fifth College Cup appearance and its first ACC Championship.
With this year’s honor from Soccer America, the junior forward becomes the first player in school history to be named a two-time first team MVP. McCarty has also been recognized this season as a second team All-American by the NSCAA, a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy and a first team All-ACC honoree.
In her first season in Tallahassee, Brynjarsdottir appeared in 21 matches making 20 starts and ranked fifth on the team with 13 points on five goals and three assists. She led all Seminole freshmen in points, goals and game-winning goals (2), while pacing all freshmen in the ACC in goals per game (0.40) and points per game (1.20) against league opponents. The Icelandic midfielder scored twice in the NCAA Tournament notching a goal against Portland and Virginia. Brynjarsdottir was also named to the ACC All-Freshman team in 2011.