TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s Dagny Brynjarsdottir can add Scholar Player of the Year to her list of accolades in 2014 as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
The Icelandic native, who earned her bachelor’s degree in sport management in December, was named the top scholar-athlete at the senior college level in 2014. Brynjarsdottir was named a first team Scholar All-American by the NSCAA earlier this week. She also grabbed first team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District IV honors earlier this year. Brynjarsdottir is a three-time member of ACC Academic Honor Roll and was a member of the 2013 ACC All-Academic team. She earned Dean’s List accolades twice at Florida State.
Brynjarsdottir finished the 2014 campaign leading the Seminoles in points (38), goals (16) and shots (87) and tied for the team lead with five game-winning goals. She went on to set single-season career-highs for shots, goals and points this past year.
The Seminole midfielder ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in eight offensive categories leading in shots per game and tied for first in game-winning goals. Brynjarsdottir paced the Seminoles during league play with 17 points on seven goals and three assists including three game-winning goals that came against Virginia, Virginia Tech and Pitt.
Brynjarsdottir wrapped up the season with a team-high six multi-point games. She tied a career-high scoring two goals twice (against St. John’s & NC State) and also tied a career-high against South Carolina with just her second two-assist game. She tallied seven points on two goals and three assists during FSU’s postseason run.
Over her four-year career at Florida State, Brynjarsdottir ranks first all-time in career game-winning goals (19) and second in career points (111), goals (44) and shots (232). She led the Seminoles to four College Cup appearances, three ACC titles, two ACC regular season championships and a berth in back-to-back NCAA finals.
In 2014, Brynjarsdottir has been named a finalist for both the MAC Hermann Trophy and the Honda Sports Award and has garnered NSCAA first team All-America, ACC Offensive Player of the Year, first-team All-ACC and ACC Tournament MVP accolades. She also earned a spot on the College Cup All-Tournament after leading the Noles to their first national title.
The winner of the Hermann Trophy will be announced in St. Louis on Friday, January 9.