By Florida State Sports Information
Head coach Mark Krikorian named NSCAA Southeast Region Coach of the Year.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A school record six Seminoles were named to the All-Southeast Region teams as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Defender Ines Jaurena and midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir were named to the first team, while goalkeeper Kelsey Wys, defenders Kassey Kallman and Casey Short and forward Tiffany McCarty earned a spot on the second team.
Mark Krikorian was honored as the Southeast Coach of the Year after leading the Florida State Women’s Soccer team to a 20-win season, an ACC regular season title and a berth in the College Cup for the second consecutive year. It marks the third time that Krikorian has been recognized as the Coach of the Year in the Southeast Region and first since 2009.
Florida State finished the 2012 season with a 20-4-0 record tying the school mark for wins. The Seminoles went on to claim the ACC regular season title with an 8-2-0 mark while advancing to the College Cup for the second year in a row and sixth time overall. FSU started the season winning a school record 14 straight games en route to being ranked No. 1 for nine consecutive weeks.
A three-time all-conference honoree, Jaurena was named to the All-ACC first team for the second year in a row in 2012. She started all 24 games and ranked sixth on the team with 11 points on four goals and three assists including a career-high three game-winning goals. She registered the second most minutes played on the team with 2,114. The French native wrapped up a stellar playing career at Florida State earning first team NSCAA All-America honors, while being recognized as a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy.
Brynjarsdottir had a breakout sophomore campaign as the Icelandic native posted single-season career-highs in points (27), goals (9), assists (9), game-winning goals (5) and shots (43). She finished the year ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in game-winning goals (t-2nd), assists per game (4th), points per game (7th) and goals per game (10th). Thirteen of her 27 points came in the final seven games of the season.
McCarty, who also became a three-time All-ACC selection in 2012 after earning a spot on the second team, started all 24 games and led the team in points (39), goals (17) and shots (63), while tying for the team lead with five game-winning goals. The Laurel, Md., native caught fire in the postseason scoring 10 goals in seven games including three multi-goal games. She finished the season ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in three offensive categories while ranking nationally in total goals (10th), game-winning goals (t-17th), total points (15th), goals per game (19th) and points per game (27th). A third team All-American by the NSCAA in 2012, McCarty will leave Florida State as the record holder in 12 different offensive categories.
Wys had an outstanding season in goal for the Seminoles posting a 19-4-0 record with 73 saves and 10 shutouts in over 1900 minutes of action. The junior goalkeeper was named an All-ACC first team and NSCAA third team All-American in 2012 as she yielded just four goals in league play – the fewest goals allowed during the ACC regular season. At one point during the season, Wys put together a consecutive shutout streak that covered over 788 minutes – the longest in school history and the 18th longest streak in NCAA history. The Coral Springs, Fla., native finished the year leading the ACC in save percentage (.830), while ranking second in goals against average (0.69) and tied for second in saves with 73. In just three seasons, Wys is already FSU’s all-time leader in wins (51), starts (68) and shutouts (30.0) and the school record holder for wins (11), shutouts (6.0) and saves (49) in NCAA Tournament play.
Kallman started 18 matches for the Seminoles after missing the first six games as she represent the United States as a member of the gold medal winning U-20 squad at the FIFA World Cup in Japan. The junior defender from Woodbury, Minn., registered four points on two goals as nine of her 15 shots on the year went on goal. Kallman, a two-time member of the ACC All-Academic Team, was named a second team Academic All-American by Capital One/CoSIDA in November.
Short made 23 starts in the Seminole backline in 2012 recording four points, all on assists with two credited as game-winners. Her biggest assist of the season came in the second round of the NCAA Tournament when she found McCarty for the golden goal as the Seminoles defeated Texas Tech 3-2 in double overtime. A native of Naperville, Ill., Short was named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV first team this past year.
Jaurena, Wys, Kallman and Short all played a key role in Florida State’s team defending which ranked as one of the nation’s best in 2012. The Seminoles finished the year ranked in the top 40 in three categories including shutout percentage (2nd – 0.708), goals against average (12th – .619) and save percentage (36th – .839). FSU went on to post a school-record 17 shutouts in 2012. The Seminoles also set the school record for the lowest goals against average (0.62), while tying the record for the fewest goals allowed at 15.