June 25, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With the Florida State soccer season less than two months from its season opener on August 20, many of the current Seminoles are spending their summer vacation fine tuning their skills in leagues across the country. Throughout the summer, Seminoles.com will provide fans an inside look at how the current Seminoles are performing both on and off the field.
Juniors Tiffany McCarty, Toni Pressley and Casey Short recently returned from a week long pre-World Cup training camp in Germany with the United States' U-20 squad. Team USA dropped both exhibition matches to Japan (2-1) and Germany (3-1) during the week long stay as all three Seminole student-athletes saw action in both matches.
The U.S. U-20 team will return to the field July 4-6 at the Orangetown Soccer Complex in Orangeburg, N.Y., for a three-day training camp before departing for Germany and the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
Tori Huster was recently invited into camp with the U.S. U-23 squad led under the direction of Bill Irwin. Huster was one of 24 players in camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., from June 13-19 vying for a spot on the 18-player squad. The U-23's will take part in the Four Nations Tournament in Leicester, England, July 7-12.
Ines Jaurena is back home in her native country of France playing with the U-20 squad in preparation for the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
In W-League action, 11 Seminole student-athletes have hit the field this summer racking up valuable minutes on the pitch. Katya Gokhman and Tifani Mullen have both scored a goal for the Atlanta Silverbacks, while Huster, Tiana Brockway and Ella Stephen have each tallied an assist.
Here is a look at where everyone is playing and how they are performing in the early portion of the summer season:
Tiana Brockway - 4 games, 360 minutes, 1 point (1 assist)
Ella Stephan - 3 games, 151 minutes, 1 point (1 assist)
Janice Cayman - 5 games, 240 minutes, 2 shots
Tuija Hyyrynen - 3 games, 270 minutes, 2 shots
Tori Huster - 4 games, 315 minutes, 1 point (1 assist), 3 shots
Susanna Zorn - 2 games, 109 minutes
Rachel Lim - 4 games, 90 minutes
Kelsey Wys - 2 games, 180 minutes, 1 GA, 4 saves, 0.50 GAA
Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues
Erin McNulty - 4 games, 360 minutes, 3 GA, 13 saves, 0.75GAA