Nov. 30, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – On the day of Florida State’s national semifinal contest against Penn State, the FSU Women’s Soccer team was honored with three All-Americans as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Ines Jaurena was named to the first team, a day after being recognized as a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy. The senior defender becomes the 12th Seminole to garner first team All-America accolades and the first from the NSCAA since 2009. Tiffany McCarty and Kelsey Wys both earned a spot on the third team.
McCarty’s All-American selection in 2012 makes her the only three-time All-American in school history. The senior forward was named a consensus first team All-American in 2009 and followed that with a first team selection by Soccer America and a second team selection by the NSCAA in 2011.
Wys also made history on Friday becoming the first goalkeeper in program history to earn All-America accolades.
Florida State was one of just three schools nationally to have at least three student-athletes honored as All-Americans by the NSCAA joining Stanford (3) and North Carolina (3).
A three-time all-conference honoree, Jaurena was named to the All-ACC first team for the second year in a row in 2012. She has started all 23 games and has played an integral role in leading Florida State back to the College Cup for the second year in a row and sixth time in school history.
Jaurena enters Friday’s College Cup semifinal game against Penn State ranked sixth on the team with 11 points on four goals and three assists including a career-high three game-winning goals. She has registered the second most minutes played on the team with 2,023.
McCarty, who also became a three-time All-ACC selection in 2012 after earning a spot on the second team, has started all 23 games and leads the team in points (37) and goals (16), while tying for the team lead with five game-winning goals.
The Laurel, Md., native has caught fire in the postseason scoring nine goals in six games including three multi-goal games. She currently ranks in the top 10 in the ACC in three offensive categories while ranking nationally in total goals (11th), game-winning goals (t-16th), total points (t-17th), goals per game (23rd) and points per game (28th). McCarty will leave Florida State as the record holder in 12 different offensive categories.
Wys has had an outstanding season in goal for the Seminoles posting a 19-3-0 record with 69 saves and 10 shutouts in over 1800 minutes of action. The junior goalkeeper was named to the All-ACC first team in 2012 after yielding just four goals in league play – the fewest goals allowed during the ACC regular season. At one point during the season, Wys put together a consecutive shutout streak that covered over 788 minutes – the longest in the school history and the 18th longest streak in NCAA history.
The Coral Springs, Fla., native leads the ACC in goals against average (0.63) and save percentage (.841), while ranking second in shutouts per game (0.45) and fifth in saves per game (3.14). Her GAA of 0.634 is ranked 23rd nationally. In just three seasons, Wys is already FSU’s all-time leader in wins (51), starts (67) and shutouts (30.0) and the school record holder for wins (11), shutouts (6.0) and saves (45) in NCAA Tournament play.
Jaurena and Wys have been part of a Seminole defense that ranks in the top 20 nationally in shutout percentage (1st – 0.739), goals against average (8th – .560) and save percentage (t19th – .851). FSU has post a school-record 17 shutouts in 2012, allowing just 13 goals.
The 50 student- athletes will be recognized on Saturday, January 19 at the annual All-America Luncheon, held in conjunction with the 2013 NSCAA Convention in Indianapolis.