Sept. 30, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - It was a clean sweep for Florida State's Tiffany McCarty. A day after being recognized by the Atlantic Coast Conference and several other national soccer publications, the sophomore forward was named National Player of the Week by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
McCarty registered five points in two games last week on two goals and an assist as Florida State (9-1-0) edged No. 9 Maryland by a 2-1 score on Thursday followed with a 3-2 victory over No. 3 Boston College on Sunday.
In the win over Maryland, McCarty broke a scoreless tie in the 18th minute by sneaking a low liner inside the right post for the goal. The Laurel, Md., native followed with a goal and an assist against Boston College. McCarty gave the Seminoles a 2-1 lead scoring her team leading ninth goal of the season in the 23rd minute against the Eagles. She later assisted on Jessica Price's game-winner in the 73rd minute to give FSU the lead for good. McCarty created the scoring chance making a long run down the field before finding Price on a chip pass in the box. It was her first game-winning assist of the season and second of her career.
McCarty currently ranks among the national leaders in points per game (2.10) and goals per game (.900), while sitting in the top 10 in the ACC in points per game, goals per game and shots per game.
FSU is now 5-0 against ranked opponents in 2009, including a perfect 4-0 record against teams ranked in the top 10. Both the Terps and Eagles were unbeaten prior to facing the Seminoles.
With two wins to open league play, the Seminoles have started 2-0-0 in the ACC for just the second time in school history. FSU opened the 2001 campaign with a 3-0-0 mark.
McCarty and Jessica Price (September 9) have each been honored by the NSCAA this year.
McCarty and the Seminoles return to action this Sunday, October 4 against intra-state rival Miami. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. at the Seminole Soccer Complex. FSU will wear pink jerseys for the game in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness.