Dec. 7, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Five members of the Florida State women's soccer team were honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) in 2009. Senior Becky Edwards and sophomore Tiffany McCarty were named first team All-Americans, while the Seminole pair joined junior Amanda DaCosta and sophomores Toni Pressley and Jessica Price on the All-Southeast Region squads.
Florida State was one of three schools (North Carolina and Portland) to place two student-athletes on the NSCAA All-America first team. For the second year in a row and for the third time in the last four years, the Seminoles have had two student-athletes earn first team All-America honors.
Edwards made school history with her selection becoming the Seminoles' first two-time, first team All-American. The Downingtown, Pa., native had a breakout year in her final season at Florida State starting all 25 games for the Seminoles in 2009. Edwards finished third on the team in points (18) recording career-highs in points, goals (5) and shots (46). She tied a career-high with eight assists, a mark she established as a freshman back in 2006.
The senior captain finished her Seminole career tied for third all-time in appearances with 95, while sitting fifth in career starts with 89. Edwards tallied 20 assists over her four year career, tied for sixth all-time at FSU, including eight game-winners. She earned first team All-ACC accolades this year and became the school's first CoSIDA Academic All-American earning third team honors in 2009. Edwards was named a first team All-American by the NSCAA in 2008.
The honors continue to accumulate for McCarty, who adds first team All-America accolades to a growing resume in 2009 that already includes ACC Offensive Player of the Year, All-ACC first team and semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy. The sophomore forward finished the season with 41 points on 17 goals and seven assists. She led the team in goals, shots (67) and a shots on goal percentage of .716, while closing out the year as the ACC leader in goals scored and second in points.
In just two seasons at Florida State, McCarty is already the all-time career leader in points (31) in ACC contests, while tied for first in goals with 12. She set the single-season record for points in ACC play this past season with 20 on eight goals and four assists. Among FSU's all-time career leaders, McCarty is tied for fifth in goals (28) and tied for seventh in points (69).
DaCosta was a second team All-Southeast Region honoree. The junior midfielder played in 24 games making 22 starts. She tied for fourth on the team in points (13) and in over 1,700 minutes of action tallied three goals and seven assists. DaCosta was a second team All-ACC honoree back in November becoming just the second, three-time All-ACC honoree at Florida State (India Trotter - 2004, 05, 06).
Pressley was also honored on the All-Southeast Region second team. The sophomore from Melbourne, Fla., made a smooth transition as a forward during her freshman season in 2008 to a defender in 2009 starting every game in the backline for the Garnet and Gold. She was part of a defensive unit that posted 10 shutouts while yielding an 0.85 goals against average. Pressley finished the season with a career-high 10 points on two goals and six assists.
Price was lights out in her second season in Tallahassee en route to being named a third team All-Southeast region honoree. The sophomore forward finished the year as the team leader in points (42), game-winning goals (8) and assists (10). She also led the ACC in points and game-winning goals and ranked second in goals (16) and assists. Price played in all 25 games in 2009 making 24 starts. The Libertyville, Ill., native had an outstanding NCAA Tournament in which she tallied four goals in three games accounting for the game-winner in all three Seminole victories. Her eight game-winning goals set the single-season school record at Florida State.
2009 NSCAA Women's NCAA Division I All-America Team
Pos., Player, Class, School, Hometown
K, Kristin Olsen, Sr., Southern California, Orange, Calif.
D, Becky Edwards, Sr., Florida State, Downingtown, Pa.
D, Whitney Engen, Sr., North Carolina, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
D, Blakely Mattern, Sr., South Carolina, Simpsonville, S.C.
M, Mandi Back, Sr., Dayton, North Olmstead, Ohio
M, Courtney Barg, So., Notre Dame, Plano, Texas
M, Tobin Heath, Sr., North Carolina, Basking Ridge, N.J.
M, Sophie Schmidt, Sr., Portland, Abbotsford, B.C.
F, Lauren Cheney, Sr., UCLA, Indianapolis, Ind.
F, Michelle Enyeart, Sr., Portland, Hemet, Calif.
F, Tiffany McCarty, So., Florida State, Laurel, Md.
F, Kelley O'Hara, Sr., Stanford, Fayetteville, Ga.
K, Kelsey Davis, Sr., Portland, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
K, Jill Mastroianni, So., Boston College, Durham, Conn.
D, Jennifer Anzivino, Sr., Rutgers, Middletown, N.J.
D, Kelly Henderson, Sr., Boston College, Baldwin, N.Y.
D, Lauren Hyde, Sr., Florida, Carmel, Ind.
M, Carolyn Blank, Sr., West Virginia, Toms River, N.J.
M, Sinead Farrelly, Jr., Virginia, Havertown, Pa.
F, Ashley Berra, Jr., Memphis, Cordova, Tenn.
F, Vicki DiMartino, Fr., Boston College, Massapequa, N.Y.
F, Danielle Foxhoven, So., Portland, Littleton, Colo.
F, Devin Petta, Fr., Northeastern, Whitman, Mass.
F, Christen Press, Sr., Stanford, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
K, Alyssa Naeher, Sr., Penn State , Seymour, Conn.
D, Casey Brown, Sr., Boston University, Natick, Mass.
D, Ali Riley, Sr., Stanford, Pacific Palisades, Calif.
D, Brittany Taylor, Sr., Connecticut, Campbell Hall, N.Y.
D, Andrea Willis, Sr., Brigham Young, Riverside, Calif.
M, Ashley Bowyer, Sr., Ohio State , Aliso Viejo, Calif.
M, Mariah Nogueira, Fr., Stanford, Westminster, Calif.
M, Rebecca Thomas, Sr., Central Florida, Burlington, Wash.
F, Kaley Fountain, Sr., Wake Forest, Austin, Texas
F, Lauren Fowlkes, Jr., Notre Dame, Lee's Summit, Mo.
F, Laura Heyboer, So., Michigan State, Hudsonville, Mich.
F, Sydney Leroux, So., UCLA, Vancouver, B.C.
F, Katie Schoepfer, Sr., Penn State , Waterford, Conn.