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Kristen McFarland

#20

Player profile

position
Forward
height
5'10"
year
Redshirt Sophomore
hometown
Powell, Ohio
high school
Olentangy Liberty

CAREER ACCOLADES:

* NCAA National Champion (2018)
* ACC All-Tournament Team (2018)
* All-ACC All Freshman Team (2016)

2019 HIGHLIGHTS:

* Competed in all 24 games, starting in 18 of them in her redshirt junior season.
* Finished the season second on the team in points with 19.
* Registered nine goals and one assist in 2019. Finished second on the team in goals.
* Recorded goals in back-to-back games twice during 2019.
* Continued to shine against the University of Florida (9/6) as she scored her first goal of the season to tie the game at one. She stole the ball from the Florida Keeper and put it in the back of the net helping the Noles get a 2-1 win over the Gators.
* Scored in the next game against Samford (9/8) for her first game-winning goal of 2019.
* Got the scoring started for the Seminoles in their 5-4 win over Boston College (9/19) in their ACC opener.
* Tied the game at one in Florida State’s 2-1 win over Wake Forest (10/27) in Winston Salem, N.C.
* Went on a tear in the postseason scoring in three straight games, starting with the ACC Tournament Semifinal.
* Scored Florida State’s only goal against No. 1 Virginia in the ACC Tournament Semifinal bodying a ball into the net off a Deyna Castellanos corner kick headed into the box by Jaelin Howell.
* Registered Florida State’s only two goals in its NCAA Tournament opener against South Alabama.
* Scored Florida State’s only two goals in the second-round win over No. 16 Brown

2018 HIGHLIGHTS:

* Played in all 27 games and made 25 starts at forward on the season.
* Finished fourth on the team with 13 points on six goals and an assist
* Recorded a goal against No. 5 Duke and No. 11 Virginia as the Seminoles won their sixth ACC Championship in eight seasons, earning a spot on the 2018 ACC All-Tournament Team.
* Added a goal in Florida State’s 4-1 win over No. 2 UCLA on September 2.
* Scored the game-winning goal against Florida on September 7.

2017 HIGHLIGHTS:

* Redshirted the 2017 season due to injury

2016 HIGHLIGHTS

* Played a total of 20 games her freshman season at Florida State
* Earned 13 starts, including each of her last 12 matches played in the season.
* An aggressive forward, she ranked third on the team with five goals scored, and also added three assists.
* Scored her first collegiate goal on the road at Middle Tennessee on August 28
* Gave the Noles a 1-0 win in overtime against Troy on September 11 with her goal just 52 seconds into the overtime period.
* Scored the game-winner against Mercer on September 15, converting her only shot of the game in the 25th minute.
* Posted a career high three points on a goal and assist versus Wake Forest (September 22), finding Dallas Dorosy for FSU’s second goal in the 61st minute and scoring one of her own in the 63rd minute.
* Tied the match against No. 2 Virginia on September 25 with a counterattack goal in the 68th minute.
* Closed out the conference season with assists at Boston College and against Louisville.
* Averaged 88 minutes played over the final 11 matches of the season, helping the Seminoles earn their fourth consecutive ACC Championship

ODP/CLUB:

* Competed for Ohio Premier.
* Named the club’s Player of the Year in 2015.
* Member of a PDP camp in 2015 and 2016.

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM:

* Participated in a camp in 2014.

PERSONAL:

* Daughter of Dan and Kathy McFarland. Both parents were on the swim team during college – her mom at NC State and her dad at Bowling Green.
* Named to the honor roll as a sophomore and a junior.
* A member of the Student Council in grades 8-10.
* Has also played basketball and participated in swimming on a competitive level.
* Majoring in communications.