Grubka Honored As ACC Player of the Week

The sophomore defender recorded both game-winning goals while helping FSU post back-to-back shutouts last weekend.

By Florida State Sports Information 

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – One day after earning national acclaim from, Florida State’s Kristin Grubka grabbed headlines once again as she was honored as the ACC Player of the Week for the first time in her career.

Grubka was responsible for both game-winning goals as the top-ranked Seminoles posted a pair of shutout victories over No. 22 Florida (1-0) and the College of Charleston (4-0) last week.  She is currently tied for the team lead in points and goals this year with five and two, respectively.

The Melbourne, Fla., native scored the only goal of the match in a 1-0 win over Florida giving the Seminoles their first win at home over the Gators since 2006.  Grubka found the back of the net on a header off a throw-in in the 10th minute to give FSU the one-goal advantage.

Against the College of Charleston, Grubka once again took advantage of a Seminole set piece scoring off a corner kick late in the first half as she flew through the box connecting on a header from 6-yards out for the first goal of the game.

The sophomore defender was also instrumental in leading the Seminoles to back-to-back shutouts as she played all 90 minutes in the backline in each game.  Grubka and the Seminole defense yielded just seven shots on goal in 180 minutes of action over the two-game sweep.

This marks the second straight week that Florida State has landed weekly honors from the ACC as redshirt junior goalkeeper Kelsey Wys was named Player of the Week in week two.

Grubka and the Seminoles return to action this weekend with a home match against Cal State Fullerton on Friday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m., followed by an away match at Arkansas on Sunday, September 9 at 2:00 p.m. EST.


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