TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State soccer team earned two All-American’s Thursday night as announced by the United Soccer Coaches.
Malia Berkely was named a First Team All-American for the first time and Deyna Castellanos earned her third All-American honor as she was named to the second team. Berkely’s first-team honor made her the 19th Seminole to earn first-team All-American honors.
This marks the 11th time that Florida State has had multiple All-Americans in a season. Deyna Castellanos joins Tiffany McCarty as Florida State’s only two three-time All-Americans in soccer.
Berkely has anchored a Seminole defense that recorded 10 shutouts this season. The redshirt junior captain from Liberty Township, Ohio helped lead a defense that allowed 1.09 goals-against average and outscored their opponents 49-27. The Seminoles also earned ranked wins against No. 16 Wisconsin, No. 24 Colorado, No. 9 Clemson, No. 20 Virginia Tech, and No. 9 Duke in the regular season. The Seminoles also earned three ranked wins in the postseason with wins over No. 22 Clemson, No. 16 Brown and No. 17 USF. Berkely also made her presence known on the offensive end, scoring two goals while assisting on four others.
Castellanos led the Seminoles with 35 points on 12 goals and 11 assists, finishing her career as one of the most decorated Seminole soccer players in program history. She tallied five game-winning goals this season, including three against ranked teams – No. 9 Clemson, No. 9 Duke and No. 17 USF. She now has 20 game-winning goals, which is the most all-time in FSU history. Castellanos also finished her career ranked second in goals (48) and second in points (118) at Florida State.
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