102 – The Seminoles always look to play one of the toughest schedules each year so that they can challenge themselves against the best. With wins over No. 1 Stanford and No. 3 North Carolina in the College Cup, Mark Krikorian is now 102-47-18 against ranked teams during his 14 seasons at Florida State.
90 – Gabby Carle won the NCAA’s Elite90 Award, given to the player at the College Cup with the highest GPA. Carle currently has a 4.0 GPA in Exercise Physiology and is the second Seminole soccer player to earn the award, joining Kacy Scarpa in 2014. Both times the Noles earned the award, they went on to win the NCAA National Championship.
45 – Florida State’s 2-0 win over No. 1 Stanford snapped the Cardinal’s 45-match unbeaten streak, dating back to 2017. Stanford had defeated Florida State, 1-0, during the streak and the shutout marked the first time the Cardinal had been held without a goal since a 1-0 defeat by Santa Clara in 2016.
34 – The Seminoles have been outstanding on the defensive end this season, allowing just 13 goals through their 27 games, including one on a penalty kick and another on an own goal, but what is also impressive is how few chances the opposing teams have had. The average time of the first shot on goal by FSU opponents in 2018 is 33:57, including Wisconsin that didn’t have a shot on goal for the entire match, Miami didn’t get an SOG until the 97th minute and Vanderbilt, Troy, Wake Forest and Loyola Chicago that didn’t record a shot on goal in the first half.
31 – Florida State had a “murderer’s row” of opponents on its way to its second NCAA National Championship in 2018 as they defeated the three most recent champions during the 2018 NCAA Tournament – 2017 champs Stanford, 2016 champs USC and 2015 champs Penn State. Overall, the Seminoles defeated seven teams that accounted for 31 of the 35 all-time NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships – North Carolina (21), Notre Dame (3), USC (2), Stanford (2), Florida (1), Penn State (1) and UCLA (1) – including each winner since 2006.
20 – With its 1-0 win over North Carolina on December 2, Florida State closed out the season with a 20-4-3 record, marking the fifth time in school history that the Noles have ended with a 20-win season, joining 2014 (24-1-1), 2013 (23-2-3), 2012 (20-4-0) and 2005 (20-4-1).
14 – With the mix of international call-ups and injuries throughout the season, there were 14 different starting lineups throughout the 27 matches for the Seminoles in 2018. Overall, 19 of the 23 players that saw action this season have started at least one match, with 13 players having at least eight starts. No lineup combination has been used more than six times this season, as well as nine different combinations that were used just once. This gave the team flexible experience to put numerous players in several different situations throughout the season in order to be at their best for the final weekend.
12 – The Seminoles have been the model of consistency under head coach Mark Krikorian as 2018 marked the 12th time in 14 seasons that FSU has reached the NCAA Quarterfinals and were one of the final eight teams to play for the national championship. It is the most of any school over that span.
11 – Florida State ended with the No. 1 strength of schedule in the country as it posted 11 wins over teams that finished in the Top 25 of the RPI – more than double the amount of RPI Top 25 wins of any other school – and finished with an overall record of 11-1-3 against those teams.
10 – Florida State holds an all-time record of 10-28-4 against North Carolina and the 10 wins are the most of any team against UNC. The Seminoles are responsible for 13.5% of all of the losses in UNC’s program history (10-of-74). There are only four schools to ever beat North Carolina at least four times – Notre Dame (7), Santa Clara (5) and Virginia (4).
6 – The Seminoles defeated North Carolina, 3-2, on November 4 to win the 2018 ACC Championship. It marked the sixth ACC Championship in program history, and all six have come in the last eight years. Florida State now owns six of the 10 ACC Championships not held by North Carolina – Virginia (2004, 2012), NC State (1988) and Wake Forest (2010).
5 – Dallas Dorosy had an outstanding day on November 4 in the ACC Championship Game against No. 3 North Carolina. The senior forward scored two goals and assisted on Kristina Lynch’s game-winner in the 84th minute to end the match with five points. It marked just the second time ever that UNC had allowed an opponent to score five points against them as Dorosy matched the output of Notre Dame’s Michele Weissenhofer on November 24, 2007.
3 – The win over No. 1 Stanford in the College Cup Semifinal was the third time that the Seminoles have defeated the No. 1 team in the country. Florida State previously posted a 1-0 win over No. 1 North Carolina and a 2-1 victory against No. 1 Portland on August 27, 2005.
2 – As the final whistle blew on Florida State’s 1-0 win against North Carolina on December 2, the Seminoles became just the sixth school to ever to win multiple NCAA National Championships.
1 – The Seminoles ended the season ranked No. 1 in the nation in both the United Soccer Coaches and the TopDrawerSoccer polls, while finishing with the No. 1 RPI and No. 1-ranked strength of schedule in the nation.