Dec. 17, 2009
OAKLAND, Calif. - The awards continue to stack up for members of the Florida State soccer team as three Seminole student-athletes were honored by Soccer America in 2009. First team MVP honors went to sophomore Tiffany McCarty, while senior Becky Edwards received second team MVP accolades. Ines Jaurena was named to the All-Freshman second team.
McCarty is the fifth Seminole to earn first team MVP honors as a Florida State player has been a member of the team every year since 2005. The Laurel, Md., native 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).
In 2009, McCarty earned first team All-America honors from the NSCAA, was tabbed ACC Offensive Player of the Year, claimed a spot on the All-ACC first team and was named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy.
Edwards had a breakout year in her final season at Florida State starting all 25 games for the Seminoles in 2009. The senior midfielder/defender 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.
This year, Edwards made school history as a first team All-America honoree by the NSCAA becoming the Seminoles' first two-time, first team All-American. The Downingtown, Pa., also earned first team All-ACC accolades and became the school's first CoSIDA Academic All-American earning third team honors in 2009.
Jaurena played every minute of every game in her first season at Florida State, a span of 25 consecutive games. She started in the backline in each of those 25 games along with fellow freshman Tiana Brockway. Jaurena finished the season leading all Seminole freshmen with nine points on three goals and three assists. Six of her nine points resulted in the game-winning play as she recorded two game-winning goals and two game-winning assists. The French native was also named to the All-ACC Freshman team.
2009 Soccer America MVPs
G - Kristin Olsen, USC, Sr.
F - Lauren Cheney, UCLA, Sr.
D - Whitney Engen, North Carolina, Sr.
F - Michelle Enyeart, Portland, Sr.
M - Tobin Heath, North Carolina, Sr.
F - Melissa Henderson, Notre Dame, Soph.
D - Blakely Mattern, South Carolina, Sr.
F - Tiffany McCarty, Florida State, Soph.
F - Kelley O'Hara, Stanford, Sr.
F - Christen Press, Stanford, Jr.
M - Sophie Schmidt, Portland, Jr.
G - Jillian Mastroianni, Boston College, Soph.
D - Jordan Angeli, Santa Clara, Sr.
M - Mandi Back, Dayton, Sr.
D - Becky Edwards, Florida State, Sr.
F - Kaley Fountain, Wake Forest, Sr.
F - Danielle Foxhoven, Portland, Soph.
F - Sydney Leroux, UCLA, Soph.
F - Casey Nogueira, North Carolina, Sr.
D - Ali Riley, Stanford, Sr.
F - Jasmyne Spencer, Maryland, Soph.
D - Brittany Taylor, Connecticut, Sr.
2009 Soccer America All-Freshman Team
G - Adrianna Franch, Oklahoma State
M - Amber Brooks, North Carolina
F - Victoria DiMartino, Boston College
D - Alina Garciamendez, Stanford
M - Kendall Johnson, Portland
F - Morgan Marlborough, Nebraska
M - Kristie Mewis, Boston College
M - Christine Nairn, Penn State
M - Mariah Nogueira, Stanford
F - Carlee Payne, BYU
D - Rachel Quon, Stanford
G - Katherine Boone, Dayton
D - Bailey Brandon, Central Michigan
M - Lucy Bronze, North Carolina
M - Zakiya Bywaters, UCLA
M - Chelsea Cline, UCLA
M - Kelly Conheeney, Virginia Tech
D - Laura Eddy, Georgia
D - Ines Jaurena, Florida State
F - Devin Petta, Northeastern
M - Erika Tymrak, Florida
M - Allie Vernon, Santa Clara