Dec. 3, 2010
By Zach Mendelson, Seminoles.com
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State University senior midfielder Amanda DaCosta (Katonah, N.Y./Somers) and junior defender Toni Pressley (Melbourne, Fla./West Shore) have been named to the 2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru Women’s NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer All-America Team.
DaCosta, who served as the team captain in 2010, was named to the third team. She was also named First Team All-ACC, the fourth All-ACC honor of her career, marking the most in school history. DaCosta finishes her career tied for first all time in Florida State history in game-winning assists (10), third in career assists (24) and fourth all-time in games started (94).
Pressley, who kicked the game-winning goal against USF in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, was named as a fourth team member. Pressley was previously named First Team All-ACC and to the TopDrawerSoccer.com national Team of the Season. Pressley finished the season with a team high three game-winners and helped lead the Seminoles to the top ranked defense in the ACC allowing only 11 goals during the regular season.
Overall the Seminoles’ finished the 2010 campaign by making an 11th consecutive NCAA Tournament and advanced to the Elite Eight for the sixth straight year.
The players will be honored at the annual All-America Luncheon, to be held at the Hilton Baltimore Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 15, as part of the 2011 NSCAA Convention.
2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru Women’s NCAA Division I All-America Team
Pos., Player, Class, School, Hometown
K, Bianca Henninger, Jr., Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Calif.
D, Cassie Dickerson, So., Ohio State, Kalamazoo, Mich.
D, Crystal Dunn, Fr., North Carolina, Rockville Centre, N.Y.
D, Coco Goodson, Jr., UC-Irvine, Ramona, Calif.
M, Sinead Farrelly*, Sr., Virginia, Havertown, Pa.
M, Kristen Mewis, So., Boston College, Hanson, Mass.
M, Teresa Noyola*, Jr., Stanford, Palo Alto, Calif.
M, Ingrid Wells*, Jr., Georgetown, Upper Montclair, N.J.
F, Sarah Hagen, Jr., Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Appleton, Wis.
F, Melissa Henderson, Jr., Notre Dame, Garland, Texas
F, Alex Morgan, Sr., California, Diamond Bar, Calif.
F, Christen Press*, Sr., Stanford, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
K, Adrianna Franch, So., Oklahoma State, Salina, Kan.
D, Lauren Fowlkes*, Jr., Notre Dame, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
D, Lindsi Lisonbee, So., Brigham Young, Park City, Utah
D, Melinda Mercado, Jr., Oklahoma State, Sapulpa, Okla.
D, Kathryn Williamson, So., Florida, McKinney, Texas
M, Katy Frierson, Jr., Auburn, Homewood, Ala.
M, Meghan Klingenberg, Sr., North Carolina, Gibsonia, Pa.
M, Christine Nairn, So., Penn State, Annapolis, Md.
M, Sophie Schmidt, Sr., Portland, Abbotsford, B.C.
F, Morgan Marlborough, So., Nebraska, Lee’s Summit, Mo.
F, Katie Stengel, Fr., Wake Forest, Melbourne, Fla.
F, Colleen Williams, So., Dayton, Titusville, N.J.
K, Colleen Boyd, Jr., Oregon State, La Canada, Calif.
D, Lauren Barnes, Sr., UCLA, Upland, Calif.
D, Kerry McBride, Jr., Marquette, Elm Grove, Wis.
D, Elli Reed, Sr., Portland, Park City, Utah
D, Courtney Verloo, So., Stanford, Tualatin, Ore.
M, Amanda DaCosta*, Sr., Florida State, Katonah, N.Y.
M, Teresa Rynier, Sr., James Madison, Leola, Pa.
M, Vendula Strnadova, Sr., Memphis, Las Cruces, N.M.
M, Tiffany Yovino, Sr., Hofstra, Holtsville, N.Y.
F, Sydney Leroux*, Jr., UCLA, Vancouver, B.C.
F, Paige Maxwell, Jr., Ohio State, Medina, Ohio
F, Stephanie Ochs, Fr., San Diego, San Diego, Calif.
F, Tanya Taylor, Sr., UC-Irvine, Buena Park, Calif.
K, Chantel Jones, Jr., Virginia, Midlothian, Va.
D, Toni Pressley, Jr., Florida State, Tallahassee, Fla.
D, Brianne Young, Jr., Texas A&M, Castle Pines North, Colo.
M, Tahnai Annis, Jr., Florida, Zanesville, Ohio
M, Keelin Winter, Sr., Portland, Englewood, Colo.
F, Omolyn Davis, Sr., George Mason, Kingston, Jamaica
F, Vicki DiMartino*, So., Boston College, Massapequa Park, N.Y.
F, Kayla Grimsley, Jr., South Carolina, Lakeland, Fla.
F, Laura Heyboer**, Jr., Michigan State, Hudsonville, Mich.
F, Lisa Kevorkian, Sr., Boston University, Arcadia, Calif.
F, Katherine Sheeleigh, Sr., Harvard, New Vernon, N.J.
F, Jasyme Spencer, So., Maryland, Bay Shore, N.Y.
* indicates prior selection