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Noles Add Claire Rain to 2023 Squad

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State Seminole soccer team added another key transfer from Tennessee on Friday afternoon as Claire Rain signed with the Seminoles. Rain, a former All-SEC Freshman honoree, is the second Tennessee Volunteer to transfer to the Seminoles joining former teammate Taylor Huff. A primary defender during the 2022 season, Rain started all […]

January 13, 2023

Three Noles Drafted in the First Round of the NWSL Draft

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Garnet and Gold were well represented Thursday night at the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) draft as three former Florida State Soccer players were selected in the first round of the draft. Emily Madril was selected third overall by the Orlando Pride. Jenna Nighswonger immediately followed her as she was selected by […]

January 12, 2023

FSU 14th in Directors Cup Standings

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – After the completion of fall sports, Florida State ranks 14th in the LEARFIELD Directors’ Cup standings. The Seminoles have finished in the Top 25 for 18 consecutive seasons and been in the Top 20 five straight years. “We are having an outstanding season thus far, which is a credit to our elite student-athletes and […]

January 12, 2023

Three Former Seminoles Look Ahead to NWSL Draft

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Three former Seminole soccer players will find out their futures on Thursday night at the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) draft. The draft will take place at 6 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia and can be seen on CBS Sports Network, Paramount+ and CBS Sports HQ. Live updates can also […]

January 11, 2023

Jenna Nighswonger Looks to Become the Seminoles’ Fourth MAC Hermann Trophy Winner

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State soccer star Jenna Nighswonger will look to close her illustrious career in fashion on Friday night at the MAC Hermann Trophy ceremony. Nighswonger is one of three finalists joining Korbin Albert (Notre Dame) and Michelle Cooper (Duke). The ceremony will take place Friday night at 7:30 p.m. eastern and can be […]

January 5, 2023

Nighswonger Named United Soccer Coaches Scholar Player of the Year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – United Soccer Coaches announced the association’s 2022 Women’s Scholar All-America Teams on Thursday afternoon. Jenna Nighswonger was named the organization’s Scholar Player of the Year, while also being named a First Team Scholar All-American and All-Region for the south region. Nighswonger graduated with a degree in Finance earlier in December with a […]

December 15, 2022

Nighswonger Named Honda Award Finalist

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jenna Nighswonger continues to be honored for her terrific senior season as she was named a Honda Sport Award Finalist as announced by Chris Voelz, Executive Director of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA). Nighswonger is joined by Tori Hansen of the University of North Carolina, Lilly Reale from UCLA and Reyna […]

December 14, 2022

Nighswonger Named College Sports Communicators Academic All-American

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Senior midfielder Jenna Nighswonger was selected as an Academic All-American by the College Sports Communicators. Nighswonger was named to the Second team on Tuesday. Nighswonger has a 3.94 GPA in finance and started in all 22 games she played in for the Seminoles during the 2022 season. She was named a United […]

December 6, 2022

Soccer Falls To UNC In the College Cup Semifinals

CARY, N.C. – The Florida State soccer team’s season came to an end on Friday night with a 3-2 loss to North Carolina in the College Cup semifinals. The Seminoles finished their season with a 17-3-3 record and an ACC regular season championship and an ACC tournament championship for just the third time in program […]

December 2, 2022

Beata Olsson Wins NCAA Elite 90 Award

CARY, N.C. – Junior forward Beata Olsson was recognized on Friday night before the College Cup semifinal as the recipient of the 2022 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Elite 90 award. A native of Enkoping, Sweden, Olsson has a 3.98 GPA in Environment and Society. The Elite 90, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes […]

December 2, 2022

Soccer Has Three United Soccer Coaches All-Americans

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State soccer team has three student-athletes named All-Americans by the United Soccer Coaches as announced on Friday Afternoon. Jenna Nighswonger was named a First Team All-American and Cristina Roque and Jody Brown were named to the third team. This is the first All-American honor for all three Seminoles. Nighswonger becomes […]

December 2, 2022

Soccer Wins Atlantic Region Staff of the Year

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Head coach Brian Pensky and the rest of the Florida State coaching staff were named the Atlantic Region Staff of the year. This is Pensky’s second straight Region Staff of the Year award. Pensky and the rest of the coaching staff have led Florida State to their 13th College Cup with a […]

December 1, 2022

Nighswonger Named MAC Hermann Award Semifinalist

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Jenna Nighswonger has been named a MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist as announced by the United Soccer Coaches and the Missouri Athletic Club on Wednesday afternoon. The MAC Hermann Trophy is the most coveted individual honor in NCAA Division I soccer and has been awarded annually since 1967. Most recently, Jaelin Howell (Florida State) and […]

November 30, 2022

Four Seminoles Named to the United Soccer All-Atlantic Region Team

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Seminoles are heading into the College Cup for the third straight season with a 17-2-3 record, an ACC Regular Season Championship and an ACC Tournament Championship. Florida State’s success is led by its four United Soccer Coaches All-Region members – Jenna Nighswonger (first team), Cristina Roque (first team), Jody Brown (first […]

November 29, 2022

Soccer Heads To Its 13th College Cup

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The top-seeded Florida State soccer team (17-2-3) defeated third-seeded Arkansas (13-4-5) 1-0 on Saturday night at the Seminole Soccer Complex in front of 2,667 people, the largest postseason crowd in FSU history and sixth largest crowd at the Seminole Soccer Complex. Tonight’s win sends the Seminoles to their 13th College Cup appearance […]

November 26, 2022

Soccer Advances The Elite 8 for the Fifth straight Season

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The top-seeded Florida State soccer team (16-2-3) defeated fourth-seeded Pittsburgh (14-4-3) 3-0 to advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the 17th time in program history. This is the fifth straight season that the Seminoles have advanced to the Elite 8. Florida State took a quick lead in the second minute after Onyi […]

November 20, 2022

Soccer Advances To The Sweet 16 With a 4-1 Win over LSU

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The No. 1 Florida State soccer team (15-2-3) defeated eighth-seeded LSU (10-4-7) 4-1 to advance to the Sweet 16 for the 20th time in program history. The win also marked head coach Brian Pensky’s 200th career win. The Seminoles improved to 20-2 in the second round of the NCAA Tournament and to […]

November 19, 2022

Soccer Hosts LSU For NCAA Second Round

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The top-seeded Florida State soccer team (14-2-3) hosts eighth-seeded LSU (10-3-7) on Friday at 5:30 pm for the second round of the NCAA Soccer Tournament. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ and follow fourth-seeded Pitt against fifth-seeded Georgetown. Florida State advanced to the second round after defeating Florida Gulf Coast 3-0. […]

November 17, 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 […]

November 16, 2022