Sarah Crawford enters her first season on the Seminole soccer staff after a distinguished career on the field for FSU. As a player, Crawford became the first goalkeeper in Florida State history to start every minute of every game during the 2000 season. She set single season records for most minutes (2273:02), best goal against average (1.23) and most wins (14). She is also second in saves in a season (139). Crawford is the first Florida State goalkeeper to ever record three consecutive shutouts. She, and the Seminole defense, allowed just 31 goals last season shattering the previous record of 35 set in 1996. After just two seasons at FSU, Crawford finished her playing career with the second most saves in Florida State history (204) and the third most shutouts (7.5).
She was named All-Southeast Region third team by the NSCAA and All-Southeast Region second team by SoccerBuzz. After her performance against Wake Forest at the ACC Tournament, she joined Rachael Watkin as the first Seminoles ever to be named to the All-ACC Tournament team.
Crawford played in 11 matches while starting 10 and posting a 1.90 GAA for the season after transferring to FSU from Georgia State. Her 1.90 GAA was the third best single season mark in Seminole history and after only one season at FSU, Crawford was third in all-time saves (65), minutes (900) and shutouts (2).
While at Georgia State, Crawford was named to the TAAC All-Tournament Team and 3rd team All-TAAC as a sophomore. She was a member of the TAAC Champions in 1998 and was a TAAC Player of the Week in 1997.
Crawford has worked the Patrick Baker Soccer Camp for the past two years, the Ralph Lundy Camp in 1998, the University of Georgia Soccer Camp in 2001 and the Georgia State Soccer Camp in 1997. She has also volunteered her time at Dick Howser, the Tallahassee Senior Center, Habitat for Humanity and the National Outdoor Wheel Chair Tennis Tournament. Crawford graduated from Florida State in August 2001 with a major in Fitness and Nutrition and she will begin to pursue her masters in Sports Administration this fall.