Sept. 8, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State's Jessica Price was honored for her outstanding play this past weekend against No. 10 Penn State and Washington State as she was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Player of the Week. She also earned national recognition claiming Team of the Week accolades from Soccer America and TopDrawerSoccer.com.
For the second week in a row, Price turned up the offensive intensity for the Seminoles posting six points on two goals and two assists in leading FSU to a pair of victories at home. All 15 of her points on the year have come in the last two weeks.
Price assisted on the first goal of the evening in a 2-1 victory over Penn State. She followed two days later by tying a career-high in points (5) with two goals and an assist against Washington State. The Libertyville, Ill., native scored the game's first goal in the 13th minute and the fourth FSU goal in the 70th minute. She assisted on Tiffany McCarty's second goal of the afternoon against the Cougars just minutes after the start of the second half to give FSU a 3-0 lead. Price finished the week with six shots including five shots on goal. She led all Seminole players in minutes played with 146.
Through the first three weeks of the season, Price leads the ACC in points (15), assists (5) and assists per game (1.00) and ranks in the top five in points per game, goals and goals per game. Following her five point performance against Washington State, Price surpassed her career total in points of 12 established last year as a freshman.
Price and the Seminoles return to action this Thursday, September 10 as they travel south to face UCF at 7:00 p.m., before returning home to face UAB on Sunday, September 13 at 6:00 p.m. inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.
NOTE: With wins over Penn State and Washington State this past weekend, Florida State moved to No. 4 in the Soccer America top 25 poll. The Seminoles are one of 14 teams in the nation in 2009 with a record of 5-0-0 or better