Grubka Named National Player of the Week

The Seminole defender scored the game-winner against Duke leading to FSU’s first-ever victory in Durham.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s Kristin Grubka was honored as’s Player of the Week after leading the fourth-ranked Seminoles to a draw and win on the road last week against No. 7 Wake Forest and No. 15 Duke, respectively.


On Thursday in Winston-Salem, Grubka was part of a tough Seminole defensive effort that limited Wake Forest, who was averaging 14 shots per game, to just three shots including one shot on goal. Even more impressive was that Grubka and the Noles held MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List candidate Katie Stengel without a shot in her 110 minutes of action. In fact the Demon Deacons were held to just one shot over the final 65 minutes of the match as Florida State earned a hard fought scoreless draw against the Deacs.

The Melbourne, Fla., native then came through with the game-winning goal against Duke on Sundayflicking in her first goal of the season in the 87th minute to give the Seminoles a 2-1 victory.  The header came off a free kick from about 10 yards out that found the upper left corner of the net to break a 1-1 tie.  The win for Florida State marked FSU’s first-ever victory in 10 all-time trips to Durham (1-5-4).


The weekly honor marks the second time in Grubka’s career that she has been named national Player of the Week by She earned the award in 2012 after scoring back-to-back game-winning goals against Florida and the College of Charleston.


Grubka and the nationally ranked Seminole Soccer program are back in action Wednesday, September 18 at 8:00 p.m. when Florida State hosts No. 5 North Carolina. The game will air live on ESPNU.


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