November 7, 2019 - by
Castellanos Earns ACC Offensive Player and Midfielder of the Year; Berkely Earns ACC Defensive Player of the Year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After a successful season that saw the Noles ranked in the top-10 all season, six Seminole student-athletes were recognized on the 2019 All-ACC Women’s Soccer Teams, as announced by the league on Thursday.

Deyna Castellanos and Malia Berkely highlight the list for the Seminoles. Castellanos received ACC Offensive Player and Midfielder of the Year, while Berkely brought home ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors. The two were also named to the All-ACC First Team along with Jaelin Howell and Yujie Zhao. Heather Payne and Jenna Nighswonger were named to the All-ACC Freshman Team.

Castellanos leads the team in points with 31, coming off of 11 goals and nine assists. She also ranks in the top-5 in the ACC in seven different categories, including goals, assists and points. Castellanos currently ranks in a tie for first in all-time game-winning goals at Florida State (19) and is in second in both goals (47) and points (114). This is the third straight season that Castellanos was named to the All-ACC First Team.

Castellanos Earns ACC Offensive Player and Midfielder of the Year; Berkely Earns ACC Defensive Player of the Year

Berkely has been an anchor on the backline helping the Seminoles record eight shutouts this season. The Seminoles earned shutouts of RV TCU, No. 16 Wisconsin Samford, Villanova, Syracuse, Pitt, Miami and No. 9 Duke. Berkely had a presence on the offensive end as well, recording two goals and four assists through 19 games. This is Berkely’s first appearance on the All-ACC First Team after being named to the third team a season ago.

Castellanos Earns ACC Offensive Player and Midfielder of the Year; Berkely Earns ACC Defensive Player of the Year

Howell has been a strong part of the offensive build-up in the midfield, tallying four goals and two assists of her own. She was a part of the All-ACC Second Team and Freshman Team in 2018

Zhao is third on the team in points with 14 coming off of five goals and four assists. She was ACC Freshman of the Year in 2018 and was a member of the All-ACC First Team.

 

Castellanos Earns ACC Offensive Player and Midfielder of the Year; Berkely Earns ACC Defensive Player of the Year

Nighswonger is having a fantastic freshman campaign as she is second on the team in points with 15, coming off of five goals and five assists.

Payne, along with Berkely, has helped anchor the Seminole defense as a center back, holding Florida State opponents to no goals in eight games this season.

 

Castellanos Earns ACC Offensive Player and Midfielder of the Year; Berkely Earns ACC Defensive Player of the Year

The Seminoles continue in the 2019 ACC Championship on Friday, November 8 with a match against Virginia at 2:30 p.m. at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. Broadcast and ticket information are available on the soccer schedule page on Seminoles.com.

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Offensive Player of the Year
Deyna Castellanos, Sr., M, Florida State

Defensive Player of the Year
Malia Berkely, R-Jr., D, Florida State

Midfielder of the Year
Deyna Castellanos, Sr., M, Florida State

Freshman of the Year
Maycee Bell, Fr., D, North Carolina

Coach of the Year
Anson Dorrance, North Carolina

First Team All-ACC
Malia Berkely, R-Jr., D, Florida State
Deyna Castellanos, Sr., M, Florida State
Jaelin Howell, So., M, Florida State
Yujie Zhao, So., M, Florida State
Emina Ekic, Jr., M, Louisville
Emily Fox, Jr., D, North Carolina
Brianna Pinto, So., M, North Carolina
Alessia Russo, Jr., F, North Carolina
Tziarra King, Sr., M, NC State
Meghan McCool, Sr., F, Virginia
Amanda McGlynn, Sr., GK, Virginia Tech

Second Team All-ACC
Delaney Graham, So., D, Duke
Ella Stevens, Sr., M, Duke
Gabrielle Kouzelos, Jr., GK, Louisville
Maycee Bell, Fr., D, North Carolina
Lotte Wubben-Moy, Jr., D, North Carolina
Phoebe McClernon, Sr., D, Virginia
Diana Ordonez, Fr., F, Virginia
Courtney Petersen, R-Sr., D, Virginia
Alexa Spaanstra, So., M, Virginia
Taryn Torres, Jr., M, Virginia
Madison Hammond, Sr., D, Wake Forest

Third Team All-ACC
Olivia Vaughn, Sr., F, Boston College
Brooklynn Rivers, Sr., F, Louisville
Lulu Guttenberger, R-So., D, NC State
Krissi Schuster, Sr., D, NC State
Ricci Walking, Sr., M, NC State
Taylor Otto, R-Jr., M, North Carolina
Sammi Fisher, Jr., M, Notre Dame
Eva Hurm, Jr., F, Notre Dame
Amanda West, Fr., F, Pitt
Laurel Ivory, Jr., GK, Virginia
Kelsey Irwin, R-Sr., D, Virginia Tech

All-Freshman Team
Sam Smith, Fr., F, Boston College
Hal Herschfelt, Fr., M, Clemson
Maliah Morris, Fr., F, Clemson
Sophie Jones, Fr., M, Duke
Heather Payne, Fr., D, Florida State
Jenna Nighswonger, Fr., F, Florida State
Jameese Joseph, Fr., F, NC State
Maycee Bell, Fr., D, North Carolina
Isabel Cox, Fr., F, North Carolina
Amanda West, Fr., F, Pitt
Diana Ordonez, Fr., F, Virginia

 

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