December 2, 2019 - by
Soccer Places Four on All-Region Teams

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State soccer team has placed four student-athletes on the United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region Team.

The duo of Malia Berkely and Deyna Castellanos were named to the first team, while Jaelin Howell was named to the second team and Yujie Zhao was named to the third team. The Seminoles are tied for the second most first team members in the Atlantic Region with two. Castellanos was named to the All-Region team for the fourth consecutive season, Howell and Zhao were named for the second straight year and Berkely earned her first All-Region honor.

It is the second straight season that the Seminoles had four members on the All-Region teams and the 11th time that the Noles have placed four on an All-Region team.

Soccer Places Four on All-Region Teams

Berkely has anchored a Seminole defense that has 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.

Soccer Places Four on All-Region Teams

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.

Soccer Places Four on All-Region Teams

Howell has been the catalyst of the Florida State offense and defense in the midfield this season, competing for long balls by using her physicality and aerial ability to take and maintain possession of the ball. She tallied 14 points on five goals and four assists, scoring the game-winning goal against Clemson in the first round of the ACC Tournament and assisting on the game-winners against Florida and South Alabama.

Soccer Places Four on All-Region Teams

Zhao finished her second season in the Garnet and Gold ranked third on the team in points with 16. Those 16 points came from five goals and six assists. She earned game-winners against Florida and Miami.

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First Team
Pos., Player, Class, School, Hometown
K Amanda McGlynn Sr. Virginia Tech Jacksonville, Fla.
D Emily Fox Jr. University of North Carolina Ashburn, Va.
D Malia Berkely Jr. Florida State University Liberty Township, Ohio
D Maycee Bell Fr. University of North Carolina Wichita, Kan.
D Courtney Petersen Sr. University of Virginia Canton, Mich.
M Brianna Pinto So. University of North Carolina Durham, N.C.
M Emina Ekic Jr. University of Louisville Louisville, Ky.
M Dayna Castellanos Sr. Florida State University Maracay, Venezuela
M Tziarra King Sr. North Carolina State University Sicklerville, N.J.
F Alessia Russo Jr. University of North Carolina Kent, United Kingdom
F Meghan McCool Sr. University of Virginia Glenside, Pa.
F Madie Gibson Sr. Monmouth University Cape May, N.J.
F Brooklyn Rivers Sr. University of Louisville Fort Thomas, Ky.
F Alyssa Francese Jr. Stony Brook University Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Second Team
Pos., Player, Class, School, Hometown
K Brooke Heinsohn Jr. Duke University Norfolk, Mass.
D Zoe Morse Sr. University of Virginia East Lansing, Mich.
D Kimmy Chavkin Jr. Stony Brook University Franklin, N.J.
D Anna Cronin Jr. University of Hartford Glastonbury, Conn.
D Jess Johnson Sr. Monmouth University Howell, N.J.
M Jaelin Howell So. Florida State University Lone Tree, Colo.
M Taryn Torres Jr. University of Virginia Frisco, Texas
M Sierra Stone Sr. University of Hartford Hebron, Conn.
M Meghan Cavanaugh Jr. University at Albany Clifton Park, N.Y.
M Ella Stevens Sr. Duke University Grayson, Ga.
F Eva Hurm Jr. University of Notre Dame Upper Saddle River, N.J.
F Ally Reynolds Sr. University of New Hampshire Weymouth, Mass.
F Jada Colbert So. University at Albany Freehold, N.J.
F Stephanie Tsangaris So. Fairfield University East Northport, N.Y.

Third Team

Pos., Player, Class, School, Hometown
K Laurel Ivory Jr. University of Virginia Surfside, Fla.
K Sophia Manner Jr. Stony Brook University Helsinki, Finland
D Lulu Guttenberger So. North Carolina State University Velburg, Germany
D Delaney Graham So. Duke University Atlanta, Ga.
D Gabby Diodati Jr. Fairfield University Mendon, Mass.
M Yujie Zhao So. Florida State University Shanghai, China
M Lexie Palladino Sr. Monmouth University Medford, N.J.
M Sammi Fisher Jr. University of Notre Dame Simi Valley, Calif.
M Emily Gray So. Virginia Tech Sewell, N.J.
M Hal Hershfelt Fr. Clemson University Atlanta, Ga.
F Olivia Vaughn Sr. Boston College Montclair, N.J.
F Amanda West Fr. University of Pittsburgh Burlington, Ont.
F Jameese Joseph Fr. North Carolina State University Beltsville, Md.
F Sam Smith Fr. Boston College Hanson, Mass.
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