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Deyna Castellanos


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Maracay, Venezuela
high school
U.E.P. Moral y Luces


* NSCAA All-Southeast Region First Team (2016)
* All-ACC Second Team (2016)
* All-ACC Freshman Team (2016)
* TopDrawerSoccer Best XI Freshman First Team (2016)
* TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (Aug. 23, 2016)


* Played and started in 13 games her first season with Florida State, splitting time between Tallahassee and competing for the Venezuela national team at the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in Jordan during the season.
* Scored a team-high seven goals in 2016, including the first FSU goal of the year by finding the back of the net in the second minute on the road at No. 8 Texas A&M on August 19.
* Became the second Seminole ever to score a goal in each of her first three games at Florida State, adding goals at Vanderbilt (August 25) and Middle Tennessee State (August 28).
* Recorded a team-high 23 shots on goal for the season on only 944 minutes played.
* Posted the game-winning goal against Miami on September 18 as Florida State won, 1-0.
* Tied the ACC quarterfinal match at No. 6 Duke with a volley from 30 yards in the second half, allowing the Noles to advance 3-2 on penalty kicks after the game ended in a 1-1 draw.
* Scored the final goal of the game in a 3-0 win over No. 17 UConn on September 8.
* In her first-ever NCAA Tournament game, scored an unassisted goal in the 55th minute as the Noles defeated Samford, 4-0.


* Competed for EFA Juan Arango


* Recorded five goals in seven games at the 2016 FIFA Women’s World Cup, earning Bronze Ball and Bronze Boot honors, as Venezuela finished fourth for the second consecutive time. Castellanos now holds the all-time record for scoring in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup with 11 goals all-time.
* Placed fourth at the 2014 U-17 Women’s World Cup and scored six goals during the tournament to earn the Golden Boot.
* Highest goal scorer (7) at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics as Venezuela earned a silver medal.
* Helped Venezuela win the 2016 South American U-17 Women’s Football Championship, scoring 12 goals over the course of the tournament to earn Golden Boot and MVP accolades. She registered at least one goal in every match, including hat tricks against Peru on March 3 and Paraguay on March 17.


* Daughter of Yrene Naujenis and Richard Castellanos