Tallahassee, FL - Florida State's Toni Pressley was honored for her game-winning heroics this past weekend against No. 7 Florida as she was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week. She also earned national recognition claiming Team of the Week accolades from Soccer America and was noted as a Primetime Performer from College Soccer 360.com.
Pressley found a great time to record her first goal of the season as the sophomore defender scored the golden goal in leading FSU to a 1-0 overtime victory against intra-state rival Florida in Gainesville, this past Friday. Pressley put away a loose ball from about eight yards out following a Seminole throw-in during the first overtime period.
The Melbourne, Fla., native led the Seminoles with three shots against the Gators as all three shots were fired on goal. She also played a key role in FSU's defensive effort that limited UF to just two shots on goal in over 92 minutes of action.
This is the first time that Pressley has been recognized by the conference office for her on-field performance. She joins fellow teammate Jessica Price (September 8) as recipients of ACC Player of the Week honors in 2009.
Pressley and the Seminoles return to action this Thursday, September 22 as they open league play against No. 9 Maryland at the Seminole Soccer Complex at 7:00 p.m.