Nov. 1, 2000
DURHAM, NC –
The firsts keep coming for Florida State soccer this season as freshman forward Emma Breland garnered first team All-ACC and All-ACC rookie team honors at the 2000 ACC soccer awards banquet Wednesday night. The first team All-ACC award was the first in the six-year history of Florida State soccer.
“This is so exciting,” said Breland after the award ceremony. “I never expected this. It seems weird that I am the first in the history of Florida State soccer but I hope this will establish a tradition for years to come.”
Breland is the Seminoles most productive offensive player on a team that is in the midst of the best season in the history of the program. The rookie from Trelleborg, Sweden leads Florida State in goals (11), points (27), game winning goals (4) and is second in assists (5). She owns the record for goals scored and points tallied by a freshman and she is already second on FSU’s all-time goal-scoring list and is third in Florida State history for game-winning goals (4).
“Getting honored like this as a freshman makes me want to play even harder for the next three years,” said Breland. “I think we should have had more players recognized because this is a team game but I am glad Florida State soccer is starting to get some recognition for all we have accomplished this season.”