14 Kirsten van de Ven
Five former or current Seminoles to play with their national team in Women's World Cup qualifying matches over the next seven days.
The senior defender named a first team Scholar All-American by the NSCAA.
2006 - Started the season by taking over the holding midfield role that Viola Odebrecht played in 2005 for the Seminoles...played in 24 games starting 19 including 11 straight...finished the season with five points on a goal and three assists...after not playing against Boston College returned to the starting line-up against Stetson and had one of her best games playing more on an attacking role...took three shots and was credited with her first assist of the season in 78 minutes of action versus the Hatters...set up Mami Yamaguchi's goal, which equalized the Stetson game...her second assist of the season came against Wake Forest as she fed Selin Kuralay for a goal to tie the game at one...scored her first goal of the season in FSU's 3-0 victory over Jacksonville...recorded a season-high six shots against the Dolphins...played in two of the three ACC Tournament matches starting in the semifinal round against the Demon Deacons...2006 NCAA TOURNAMENT - Appeared in all five postseason games, playing brilliantly in the Seminole midfield...recorded the first point of her FSU career in an NCAA Tournament game with an assist versus Jacksonville...played almost 60 minutes versus Illinois as she had a stellar performance for FSU...went on to garner the start versus Clemson and played a full 90 minutes for the first time since September 1 versus Arizona State...started in the national semifinal against Notre Dame and played all 90 minutes.
2005 - Front runner started 17 games for FSU before suffering a knee injury versus Cal in the NCAA Tournament...had her anterior cruciate ligament repaired in the off-season...also missed time during the regular season due to commitments with Dutch National Team...had five goals, three assists, 13 points and a game-winner...recorded goals against Jacksonville, Mercer, Boston College, Miami and Wake Forest...assists came against UCF, Miami and Duke...three game-winning assists were second-most on the team...fifth for goals and points on the squad...in the top five for both shots and shots on goal...started seven of FSU's 10 games in league play...recorded three goals and two assists for eight points against conference foes...seventh in the ACC for assists per game and eighth in goals per game...tied for second-most goals among Seminoles in ACC play, fourth in points and had the third-most assists...scored in three straight games in ACC play versus Boston College, Miami and Wake Forest...she was the only Seminole to score a goal in back-to-back-to-back ACC contests...2005 NCAA TOURNAMENT - Started the FAU and Cal games but missed the Illinois match to play with the Dutch National Team in a World Cup qualifier versus England...was in the midst of one of her best performances of the season versus the Bears before tearing her ACL and PCL in the first half of the Round of 16 match.
QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY - Just the second player in Northeast Conference (NEC) history to win Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year honors in the same season...scored 12 goals and had 11 assists for 35 points in her first collegiate season...scored three game-winning goals for the Bobcats...either scored or assisted on 23 of Quinnipiac's 27 goals in 2004 as she led the Bobcats to postseason play for the first time since 2001...finished 19th in the nation in points per game (1.94) and 11th in assists per game (0.61)...third-best freshman scorer in the NCAA's and was also third in the nation in assists per game by a freshman...led the NEC in goals, assists and points...selected third team All-Region by the NSCAA and second team All-New England...Soccer Buzz second team freshman All-American...Soccer Buzz second team All-Northeast Region and Northeast Region All-Rookie team...unanimous selection to the All-NEC first team.
DUTCH NATIONAL TEAM - Spent the latter part of the summer of 2005 and parts of the fall playing with the Dutch National Team as they prepared for World Cup qualifying...was called into national team camp in February held in Gran Canary Island...competed against Japan with the Dutch National team prior to the 2004 Summer Olympics...has nine caps with the full national team...33 caps, and 10 goals with the U-19 national team...named MVP versus Spain in a European Championship match played in 2003...was a member of the Dutch National Team that participated in the UEFA European Women's U-19 Championship in 2003...helped lead the Netherlands past Spain in the Dutch's first ever match in a final tournament at the UEFA European Women's U-19 Championship...also recorded caps with the U-17 national side.
PERSONAL - Daughter of Maria and Rinus van de Ven...major is psychology...named one of the top 20 international recruits in 2004...member of the President's List Spring & Fall 2006 (4.0 GPA)...named to the 2006 All-ACC Academic Team...2006 & 2007 ACC Academic Honor Roll.