Sept. 20, 2004
Tallahassee, FL – Florida State sophomore Julia Schnugg (Alamo, CA) picked up the first ACC Player of the Week award of her young career Monday afternoon. The forward is FSU’s first recipient of the ACC Player of the Week award this season and the award comes on the heels of her game-winning goal versus No. 7 Clemson and two assists versus Jacksonville and FIU. This is the eighth ACC Player of the Week award won by FSU and Schnugg is the sixth Seminole to take home the honors.
“This is such an honor for me but it really is a team award,” said Schnugg. “So much happens before a goal or assist that never gets recognized. While I am proud to be selected, I share this with the entire team. The most important thing is that we are off to a good start as a team and we won our first ACC game of the year.”
Schnugg had a hand in two of FSU’s three wins last week and recorded a point in all three matches. The Alamo, CA native started the week with an assist in a 5-0 win over Jacksonville. She then scored FSU’s game-winning goal over No. 10 Clemson and recorded the game-winning assist versus FIU as the Tribe went 3-0 k and improved to 7-1 on the year, the best start in school history.
The forward led FSU in goals (1), assists (2), points (4), shots (12) and game-winning goals (1) last week. Her goal versus the Tigers extended FSU’s win streak in ACC openers to four, the longest active streak in the conference. It also gave FSU its fourth straight ACC win over Clemson, which is the first time in school history FSU has ever had a four-game win streak versus any conference foe. It was the second ACC goal of Schnugg’s career and her first ACC game-winner. Her assist versus FIU set up the only goal of the game allowing FSU to extend its current win streak to four games.
Florida State returns to action this Friday night when the squad hosts No. 3 Virginia (8-0-0, 1-0-0) at 7:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on the Sunshine Network and as always, a live Internet broadcast and Game Tracker will be available exclusively through seminoles.com.