Sept. 9, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - One day after being recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference and several other national soccer publications, Florida State's Jessica Price was back in the news on Wednesday. Following her outstanding play this past weekend against No. 10 Penn State and Washington State, Price was named National Player of the Week by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
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 began the week assisted on the first goal of the match 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.
Junior Rachel Lim and freshman Ines Jaurena were also recognized as Primetime Players of the Week by CollegeSoccer360.com. Lim notched the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Penn State. The goal by Lim came just 58 seconds after the Nittany Lions had tied the game at one in the 80th minute. Jaurena led a Seminole defense that limited a total of six shots on goal in two games against Penn State and Washington State. The French native was also credited with a game-winning assist in FSU's 4-1 win over the Cougars.