Oct. 5, 1997
45 AND COUNTING
Juniors Janine Lavoie and Alex Osorio remain the only two players within the Seminole soccer program who have started in FSU’s 45 total games through current (1995-97).
Osorio currently leads the Seminoles with four assists and places 10th in the southeast region with that figure. She is also the program’s career leader in shots on goal (69) and assists (10), points (29). Lavoie is a stable performer in FSU’s defensive backfield. Goalkeeper Melissa Juhl comes next, having started in 42 overall contests. She missed the last three matches of the 1995 season with an injury.
GRIMSLEY JUMPS TO THE FRONT IN ’97
Sophomore Erin Grimsley has emerged as the team’s leader during FSU’s first six matches this season. She set a new FSU record by quickly scoring the game’s first goal at 41 seconds into the match in the season-opener with #15 Wake Forest. Grimsley leads the team with eight points off of three goals and two assists. Her latest assist came against NC State. She also scored the game’s first goal and eventual game-winner against Appalachian State in FSU’s 2-0 shut out win and the first goal with Wofford in FSU’s 5-1 win.
NEWCOMERS MAKING DEBUT
The entire 1997 class of signees have seen action so far this season. Of the newcomers, Jill Ford, Rachael Watkin and Danielle Foard have started in all six matches, while April Murphy and Sally Shelgren each have three starts. Ford and Murphy have two goals on the season to lead the group. Ashley Halter (one goal) and Watkin (one assist)are the only other newcomers that have scored.
WALKUP STEPS UP FOR JUNIOR SEASON
Junior Janna Walkup has already scored seven points this season, already a career season-high. In 1995, she sustained a nagging injury early in the season and recorded only six points off of three goals. In 1996, she only scored four points off of two goals, while starting in all 17 matches she appeared in. She currently has three goals and one assist, with a team-leading two game-winning goals and one game-winning assist. She hit the game-winners in the Seminoles last two victories against Wofford and South Alabama.
GEORGE MASON TRANSFER LOOKS GOOD
Not only has she started every match this season, but junior transfer Jill Ford of George Mason University has scored twice this season off of just seven shots from her forward’s position. She’s tied for third on the team overall with four points. Her first FSU goal came against Wofford and she scored the ‘Noles lone goal in their last outing against NC State.
AGAINST NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENTS
Although Florida State has a 2-17-0 conference record over the past three seasons, FSU’s non-conference record is 17-7-2 through current. All of FSU’s 1995 season wins were against non-conference opponents. The Tribe’s lone non-conference loss in 1996 was against Florida. In 1997, FSU so far has beaten Appalachian State, Wofford and South Alabama. Here’s a year-by-year look:
1995 4-6-1 1996 10-1-1 1997 3-0-0
FSU CAREER LEADERS
Here’s a breakdown of the program’s overall goals scored, assists and point leaders:
Kelley Poole (1996) 14
Lauren Lynch (1995-) 10
Alex Osorio (1995-) 9
Kasey McCall (1996) 9
Janna Walkup (1995-) 8
Erin Grimsley (1996-) 7
Alex Osorio (1995-) 10
Erin Grimsley (1996-) 6
Kasey McCall (1996-) 6
Lauren Lynch (1995-) 6
Angela Bonaffino (1996-) 6
Kelley Poole (1996-) 29
Lauren Lynch (1995-) 26
Kasey McCall (1996-) 24
Erin Grimsley (1996-) 20
Janna Walkup (1995-) 17
Angela Bonaffino (1996-) 12
Jessica Driscoll (1995-) 10