Top 20 Moments: #16 – Leah Gallegos Named First Team All-American
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Women’s Soccer program turns 20 in 2014! In conjunction with celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Seminole soccer team will countdown the top 20 moments over the last 19 seasons.
Join the Seminoles throughout the fall on Seminoles.com and through their social media outlets on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as the program takes a look back in history to honor this monumentally occasion by unveiling the top 20 moments.
The countdown continues this week at No. 16 when Leah Gallegos (2002-04) made Florida State history becoming the first Seminole to garner first team All-America honors in 2003.
The distinction from Soccer Buzz was well deserved as Gallegos played a vital role in leading Florida State to its first College Cup scoring golden goals in back-to-back overtime victories over Auburn and West Virginia in the second and third rounds of the NCAA Tournament, respectively.
The Los Angeles, Calif., native started all 26 games that year and finished her sophomore campaign with 39 points on 18 goals and three assists. She went on to establish the single-season school record with seven game-winning goals – a record that sits tied for second all-time after Jessica Price broke the record in 2009.
Gallegos, who also went on to become the first FSU player to receive All-America honors from the NSCAA (third team), is one of 14 first team All-Americans in school history. In fact, Florida State has had at least one player named a First Team All-American every year since 2005.
Leah Gallegos sits tied for eighth in career points (70) and tied for seventh in career goals (28) in the all-time Seminole record books.
Florida State’s All-Time First Team All-Americans
Leah Gallegos – 2003, Soccer Buzz
Viola Odebrecht, 2005, Soccer Buzz
Selin Kuralay – 2005, Soccer America; 2006, Soccer Buzz
Kelly Rowland – 2006, NSCAA
India Trotter – 2006, NSCAA & Soccer America
Mami Yamaguchi – 2007, NSCAA, Soccer America & Soccer Buzz
Amanda DaCosta – 2008, Soccer Buzz & NSCAA
Sanna Talonen – 2008, Soccer America & Soccer Buzz
Becky Edwards – 2008, NSCAA; 2009 – NSCAA
Tiffany McCarty – 2009, NSCAA, Soccer America & TopDrawerSoccer; 2011, Soccer America
Toni Pressley – 2010, Soccer America
Ines Jaurena – 2012 – NSCAA & Soccer America
Kassey Kallman – 2013 – NSCAA, Soccer America & TopDrawerSoccer
Dagny Brynjarsdottir – 2013 – Soccer America
Gallegos’ Career Stats
Gallegos’ Career Accolades
2002 – Soccer Buzz All-Freshman Team
2002 – All-ACC Freshman Team
2002 – Soccer America & Soccer Buzz Team of the Week (9/25)
2003 – Soccer Buzz First Team All-American
2003 – NSCAA Third Team All-American
2003 – NSCAA Southeast All-Region First Team
2003 – Soccer Buzz Southeast All-Region First Team
2003 – All-ACC First Team
2003 – ACC All-Tournament Team
2003 – Soccer America & Soccer Buzz Team of the Week (10/15)
2004 – MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List Candidate
Two-time ACC Player of the Week
Leah Gallegos scored two game-winning goals for Florida State in the 2003 NCAA Tournament to help the Seminoles to their first College Cup appearance.