Feb. 23, 2010
By: Kimmy Diaz, FSU Sports Information Assistant
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s soccer team added four players to the roster this spring including two transfers and a pair of freshmen that enrolled at FSU in January. The newcomers include Abby Carr (Miami Springs, Fla.), Janice Cayman (Catholic University Leuven/Brasschaat, Belgium), Katya Gokhman (Furman University/Atlanta, Ga.) and Tuija Hyyrynen (Helsinki, Finland).
Carr is a South Florida native who enrolled at Florida State a semester early; however, she will be rehabbing an ACL tear throughout the spring season. During her high school career, she was a three year starter at Miami Springs Senior High. In 2007 and 2008, she was named to the Miami Herald All-County First Team. In 2009, Carr was named Player of the Year by the Miami Herald, while also earning recognition as a 2009 ESPN All-Area Primetime Player. The midfielder also experienced much success at the club and ODP level. Her club team, Team Boca, won the state championship in 2007 and 2008 and captured the Region III Premier League title in 2007 and 2009. At the ODP level, Carr has been a member of the Region III ODP team from 2007 to 2008. Carr has shown that she can excel in the class room as well serving as an honor roll student as well as a member of the National Honor Society.
Hyyrynen comes to Florida State from Finland, where she is a member of the Full Finnish National Team and has earned 19 caps playing for her native country. While in Finland, freshman the defender played for the club side of HJK from 2005-2009. Hyyrynen helped her club team win the Finnish League in 2005, and from 2006 to 2008 she helped lead HJK to the Finnish Cup title. She also won personal accolades for her play with HJK. In 2007, Hyyrynen was named the Best Finnish Player and in 2009 she was named the Best Female Finnish League Player which is an award voted on by the players. While at FSU, the freshman plans on majoring in Early Childhood Development.
Cayman is a transfer from Belgium and is a member of the Belgium Full National Team. Cayman, who will play as either a midfielder or forward for the Seminoles, will participate as a senior at the start of the fall 2010 semester. While in Belgium, she played for the club side KVK Tienen and in the 2007 and 2008 seasons she was named the MVP of the Belgian Competition for the First Division.
Gokhman, a transfer from Furman University, enters Florida State in the spring as a sophomore. During her freshman year at Furman, Gokhman appeared in 19 games starting 16 in the midfield. She finished the season earning a spot the All-SoCon Tournament Team. In 2009, she was a member of the All-SoCon Second Team. Gokhman, a Russian native, is a member of the U-19 Russian National team. She captained the U-19 squad that competed at the U-19 UEFA Championships. In high school, Gokhman was a member of the National French Honor Society and at Florida State she plans on majoring in sociology.
The Seminoles will take to the field this Saturday in their first live action of the spring as the Garnet and Gold travel to Athens, Ga., to face Georgia and Nebraska.
Stayed tuned to www.seminoles.com for updated news and results on all Florida State soccer action throughout the spring semester.