Seven Noles Named All-ACC

By: FSU Sports Information
By: FSU Sports Information

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Florida State Women's Soccer reached a historic moment today as the Seminoles were honored with the most players ON the 2010 ACC All Conference Teams with a school record seven student-athletes as announced by the Atlantic Coast Conference and Commissioner John D. Swofford.

“I think it is great that our kids are recognized for very good performances through the course of the season,” said head coach Mark Krikorian. “We know that we have an awful lot of talented players, and it’s nice to see the coaches in the ACC respect our kids ability and to award them by naming them All ACC performers.”

The conference postseason awards were selected by a vote of the league's 11 head coaches. With seven members on this year’s first or second team, Florida State breaks last year’s previous school record of six players named to the prestigious all conference team.

Florida State landed a pair of first team selections in senior Amanda DaCosta and junior Toni Pressley and an outstanding five Seminoles earned a spot on the second team including juniors Tori Huster and Casey Short, sophomore Ines Jaurena, redshirt freshman Kelsey Wys and true freshman Kassey Kallman. Kallman was also named to the All-Freshman team.

DaCosta a Katonah, N.Y., native has once again been a solid force in the Seminole midfield starting all 18 games. She has accumulated nine points and over 1,400 minutes of action. DaCosta recorded four goals, including three game-winners (Washington State, Duke and Clemson), tying Tori Huster for the most game-winners on the team. With her first team selection, DaCosta becomes the first four-time All-ACC honoree at Florida State surpassing India Trotter, who earned first team All-ACC accolades in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

“Amanda has been special for four years here, and I think it’s clear she really helps to control the tempo of games for us,” said Krikorian. “She is doing an awful lot of work in the midfield, both on the attack and defending side, controlling the game for us. She is also a dynamic personality of the field, so I think that her recognition as a first team All ACC player is certainly justified and I think that she has earned that.”

Pressley earns first team accolades as a defender in 2010. The sophomore from Melbourne, Fla., has started every game in the backline for the Seminoles this year. She is part of a defensive unit that has yielded just 11 goals in 18 games while limiting the opposition to just 85 shots on goal. Pressley finished the regular season with seven points, including game-winners against Mercer and Boston College.

“Toni has had a very good season as a center-back for us,” added Krikorian. “She is physically dominating, and her tactics continue to evolve and develop. The quality of her game is exceptional and once against I think she has been an anchor for us and I think we have only given up five goals in the ACC in ten games; I believe our defending is a large part of that, and Toni has helped to anchor our back line.”

Jaurena is one of five Seminoles to be named to the second team. After playing every minute of every game her freshman season, Jaurena continued her solid play in 2010 starting 16 games for the Seminoles and accumulated 1,377 minutes of action. Jaurena ranks third on the team with three assists and has been a key part of the FSU defensive unit that led the ACC in goals allowed.

Huster has been a catalyst for the Seminoles offense attack all season, starting 17 games and accumulated over 1,400 minutes of action. Huster recorded three game-winners (Gonzaga, Arkansas and Miami), tying DaCosta for the most game-winners on the team. Huster finished the regular season with five goals and 17 points, both second on the team. Her 24 shots on goal and five assists match senior Janice Cayman for the most on the team.

Short started all 18 games and was only one of two players to accumulate over 1,600 minutes of action in 2010. Short recorded the game winner against NC State, and tied Amanda DaCosta for the third most points on the team with nine. Her 15 shots on goal and three assists are both good for the third most on the team.

Kallman made an immediate impact during her first season, starting all 18 games and recording the most minutes on the team with 1,662 minutes of action. Kallman scored two goals on just four shots on goal, and has been a key part of an FSU defensive unit that has held opponents to just 11 goals this year.

Wys has been brilliant in her first year, starting every game for the Seminoles and recording 72 saves. She ranks first in the ACC in save percentage at .867%, second in ACC for goals against average (0.55), fourth in saves per game (4.06) and leads the ACC with ten shutouts and shutouts per game (0.64). Wys holds the ACC season high for saves in a game with 15 against Duke. She helped lead FSU to an ACC best eleven goals allowed during the regular season. During ACC only play, Wys is currently in second place for goals against average 0.55 and first place in save percentage .878%

Since 2000, FSU has received 26 first-team All-ACC selections, second most in the league behind only powerhouse North Carolina.

“I think we know that we are in a situation where we have a number of very good players,” concluded Krikorian. “The kids are committed to their personal development, but also to the success of the team. We are very fortunate to have such good players, and I think all of our kids feel that they are fortunate to be playing with other good players. Our playing style is good to watch, the kids love playing here because it’s a possession oriented team, and we are just very fortunate to have so many excellent players.”

2010 All-ACC Women's Soccer Teams and Individual Superlatives

2010 All-ACC First Team

Victoria DiMartino, So., Forward, Boston College

Kristie Mewis, So., Midfielder, Boston College

Amanda DaCosta, Sr., Midfielder, Florida State

Toni Pressley, Jr., Defender, Florida State

Jasmyne Spencer, Jr., Forward, Maryland

Crystal Dunn, Fr., Midfielder, North Carolina

Meghan Klingenberg, Sr., North Carolina

Kealiah Ohai, Fr., Forward, North Carolina

Sinead Farrelly, Sr., Midfielder, Virginia

Chantel Jones, Jr., Goal Keeper, Virginia

Katie Stengel, Fr., Forward, Wake Forest

2010 All-ACC Second Team

Julia Bouchelle, Jr., Midfielder, Boston College

Mollie Pathman, Fr., Midfielder, Duke

Laura Weinbberg, Fr., Forward, Duke

Tori Huster, Jr., Forward, Florida State

Ines Jaurena, So., Defender, Florida State

Kassey Kallman, Fr., Defender, Florida State

Casey Short, M, Jr., Midfielder, Florida State

Kelsey Wys, GK, Fr., Goal Keeper, Florida State

Amber Brooks, So., Midfielder, North Carolina

Courtney Jones, Jr., Forward, North Carolina

Megan Lenczyk, Sr., Forward, Virginia

2010 All-Freshman Team

Patrice Vetorri, M, Midfielder, Boston College

Kaitlyn Kerr, Fr., Midfielder, Duke

Mollie Pathman, Fr., Midfielder, Duke

Laura Weinbberg, Fr., Forward, Duke

Kassey Kallman, Fr., Defender, Florida State

Crystal Dunn, Fr., Defender, North Carolina

Meg Morris, Fr., Defender, North Carolina

Kealiah Ohai, Fr., Forward, North Carolina

Gloria Douglas, Fr., Forward, Virginia

Jazmine Reeves, Fr., Forward, Virginia Tech

Dayle Colpitts, Fr., Goal Keeper, Virginia Tech

Rachel Nuzzloese, Fr., Forward, Wake Forest

Katie Stengel, Fr., Forward, Wake Forest

Offensive Player of the Year – Sinead Farrelly, Virginia

Defensive Player of the Year –Crystal Dunn, North Carolina

Freshman of the Year – Katie Stengel, Wake Forest

Coach of the Year – Brian Pensky, Maryland


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