July 28, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – With the Florida State soccer season just over three weeks away from its August 19 season opener at Oregon State, many of the current Seminoles spent their summer vacation fine tuning their skills in leagues across the country. Here is a recap of how the current Seminoles performed on the field over the summer.
In W-League action, Tiffany McCarty, Jessica Price and Jamia Fields saw a great deal of playing with the Pali Blues, who finished the season with a record of 7-1-6 and in third place in the Western Conference just one point out of qualifying for the playoffs. McCarty finished the season tied for the team lead in points (11), while leading the team with five goals and 40 shots. The Laurel, Md., native played in 14 matches for the Blues tallying over 1200 minutes on the pitch. Price led the team in assists (5) as she recorded over 800 minutes in 12 matches this summer. Fields, a freshman who enrolled at FSU this past spring, played 407 minutes in nine matches and recorded 12 shots.
Tiana Brockway saw action in nine games for the Seattle Sounders over the summer. The defender from Tacoma, Wash., tallied two points, both on assists, in over 700 minutes of action. She also registered three shots. Despite the Sounders finishing the regular season at 5-5-4 and in fifth place in the Western Conference with 19 points, Seattle claimed a spot in the semifinals of the W-League playoffs by virtue of hosting this year’s finals. Seattle will face Ottawa on Friday, July 29 in the second semifinal.
In the Women’s Premier Soccer League, three Seminoles played with the Brandon Flames FC including Tifani Mullen, Jordan Johnson and Connor Zwetsch. Mullen tallied four points on a goal and two assists in 10 games, while Johnson played in eight matches. Zwetsch recorded an assist in three games with Brandon this summer.
Kristin Grubka spent her summer with the Gulf Coast Texans out in the Panhandle of Florida. The Melbourne, Fla., native played in 10 games tallying three points on a goal and an assist.