Soccer Summer Update
July 8, 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.
The U.S. U-20 team, comprised of Seminole juniors Tiffany McCarty, Toni Pressley and Casey Short, just wrapped up a three-day training camp in Orangeburg, N.Y. at the Orangetown Soccer Complex, before departing Germany on July 7 in preparation for the 2010 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
At the U-20 Women's World Cup, the USA will be playing in Group D along with Ghana, Switzerland and the Korea Republic. The U.S. will open against Ghana on July 14 before facing Switzerland on July 17, with both games taking place at the Rudolf-Harbig Stadium in Dresden, a newly built 27,000-seat venue. The U.S. team will then travel to the recently renovated FIFA Women's World Cup Stadium in Bielefeld, a 28,000-seat venue, to conclude group play against the Koreans.
Tori Huster was named to the U.S. U-23 roster for the upcoming Four Nations Tournament in England. The United States will begin play on July 7 as they take on host country England. The Red, White and Blue will then face Norway on July 9 and Sweden on July 12.
Ines Jaurena continues to train 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 - 5 games, 450 minutes, 1 point (1 assist)
Ella Stephan - 3 games, 151 minutes, 1 point (1 assist), 2 shots
Janice Cayman - 8 games, 362 minutes, 3 shots
Tuija Hyyrynen - 5 games, 318 minutes, 2 shots
Tori Huster - 4 games, 315 minutes, 1 point (1 assist), 3 shots
Susanna Zorn - 4 games, 233 minutes
Rachel Lim - 6 games, 136 minutes
Kelsey Wys - 3 games, 270 minutes, 3 GA, 6 saves, 1.00 GAA
Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues
Erin McNulty - 5 games, 450 minutes, 4 GA, 14 saves, 0.80 GAA