November 16, 2022

Six Seminoles Named to Academic All-District Team

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Six Seminoles were named to the 2022 College Sports Communications Women’s Soccer Division 1 Academic All-District Team. Maria Alagoa, Emma Bissell, Lauren Flynn, Jenna Nighswonger, Beata Olsson, and Kaitlyn Zipay all represented the Garnet and Gold on the list.

Maria Alagoa has played in 18 games for the Seminoles this season with one start. She had recorded three goals and three assists on the season and scored the game-winner against Clemson in a 3-1 win. Alagoa is majoring in Management and has a 3.591 GPA.

Emma Bissell has played in 18 matches this season for Florida State. She too has scored three goals this season to go along with a pair of assists. Bissell scored the game-tying goal in the 73rd minute against Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament to send the game into overtime. She is majoring in Sport Management and has a 4.0 GPA.

Lauren Flynn has been a mainstay at center back this season, starting in all 18 games she has played in. Flynn has helped lead a Seminole defense that has recorded nine shutouts this season and has only let up 16 goals in 19 games. Flynn scored her first goal of the season in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. She has a 3.951 GPA in Political Science.

Jenna Nighswonger has helped lead a dynamic Florida State offense this season as she leads the team in points and assists. Nighswonger has recorded a career-high 15 assists and 25 points this season as she has also scored five goals. Nighswonger was selected to the All-ACC First Team and was the ACC Tournament MVP. She has a 3.823 GPA in Finance.

Beata Olsson has anchored a Florida State offense that has scored 49 goals. She has started and played in all 19 games this season and has come away with five goals and two assists. Olsson was named to the All-ACC Third Team and to the ACC All-Tournament Team. She has a 3.98 GPA in Environment and Society.

Kaitlyn Zipay rounds out the six Seminoles named to the Academic All-District Team. She has played in 18 games this season and has recorded two goals and an assist. Her second goal of the season game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in a 3-0 win over Florida Gulf Coast. She has a 3.792 GPA in Psychology.

Follow Florida State soccer on Twitter (@FSUSoccer), Instagram (@nolesoccer) and like our Facebook page ( to keep up to date with everything about the Florida State soccer team.

Related Articles