8 Sel Kuralay
The junior midfielder registered her first career multi-goal game on the road at Florida.
The Seminoles register their largest margin of victory over the Gators in the series following their 3-0 shutout Friday night.
2005: 2005 NSCAA All-Region first team...2005 Soccer Buzz's third team All-American...2005 Soccer Buzz's All-Region first team...One of the nation's top newcomers...spent most of 2005 ranked in the top 20 in the nation in scoring...finalist for Soccer Buzz's National Player of the Year award...joins Viola Odebrecht as the first FSU players in school history to be nominated for that honor...an All-ACC first team selection...named ACC co-player of the week (9/12), ACC Player of the Week (10/29), Top Drawer Soccer National player of the week (9/12), to Soccer America's Team of the Week (8/30) and SoccerFLA.com's player of the week (8/30)...Kuralay had the most productive offensive season of any first-year Seminole in team history...her 16 goals, nine assists, 41 points and six game-winners all rank in the top three for single season records at FSU and are each the most ever by an FSU player in her first season...no player in FSU history has ever had as many goals with nine or more assists...her 41 points are the second-most in one season and she is just two points away from moving into first place...recorded either the game-winning goal or assist in nine of Florida State's 20 wins...with her 16 goals, Kuralay ranks third in single season goals and was just two shy of moving into a tie for first place...Kuralay is one game-winning goal away from tying the single season record in that category...had five multi-goal games on the year, which is tied for the most ever in a single season and already second on the career list as well...became the quickest player in FSU history to reach 10 goals when she got there in the ninth game of the season...lead the ACC in game-winning goals and shots...second in the ACC in goals and shots per game...third in the conference in points, points per game and goals per game...in the top 10 in the ACC for assists and assists per game...her 94 shots were second in the conference...leads the Seminoles in goals (16), points (41), assists (9), game-winning goals (6), shots (94) and shots on goal (38)...with her assist versus Cal she is now tied with India Trotter for first in that category as well...only one player in FSU soccer history led FSU in every offensive category (points, goals, assists, game-winning goals, shots and shots on goal) and that was Emma Breland in 2000...scored the latest game-tying goal (88:42) and quickest second half goal (45:10) in team history...equaled an FSU record on three occasions with two first half goals (Jacksonville, UCF and Clemson)...the only Seminole to ever score two first half goals in a conference game...recorded the 12th golden goal in team history when she scored in the 105th minute at Loyola Marymount...became the first player in FSU history to record two goals in a game versus the Gators and to score two career goals versus Florida as well...her five shots in the UNC game (9/22) were the most ever recorded by an FSU player in the series...scored the first goal of the game four times in 2005...holds single game highs for points (6), assists (2) and shots (9). NCAA: Started all five of FSU's NCAA Tournament games...tied for the team lead in postseason assists...second in tournament play for goals, points, shots and shots on goal...scored her 16th goal of the year in the second round match versus Illinois taking FSU to a 1-0 lead...led FSU with six shots and three shots on goal versus the Illini...her assist versus Cal was her team-leading ninth of the year and her third game-winning assist of the season.
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TEAM:
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL TEAM:Member of the Australian National Team that competed at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens...played in three of Australia's four matches and was part of the first Australian team to win a match in a senior women's FIFA event (1-0 over Greece)...reached the quarterfinals of the 2004 Olympiad... has 13 caps with the Australian National team since being called up in 2004...played in the 2005 Four Nations Tournament held in China and faced Germany, China and Russia...participated in the 2004 Oceanic Olympic Qualifiers in April at the age of 19 in her first ever full national team duty...made her international debut in Australia's 2-0 win over New Zeland...was tied for the tournament led for goals scored with five in two matches including a hat trick versus Papua New Guinea...played in the 2004 Youth World Cup...competed at the inaugural U-19 FIFA Women's World Championship in Canada in 2002...started three of four matches in the tournament...helped guide Australia to the quarterfinals where they lost 4-3 to Brazil on a golden goal...Kuralay's penalty kick tied the game at 3-3 and sent the match into extra time...a member of the national team for Oceanic U-19 qualifiers in Tonga (2002)...awarded Top Goal Scorer for the tournament with nine goals...five of her nine goals came against Samoa in the semifinals...also recorded a hat trick versus host country Tonga as a first half substitute...first appearance with the national team came in 2000 when she traveled to the U-17 adidas Cup in Houston, TX.
STATE/CLUB: Member of the WNSL's Victoria Vision...won the WNSL Rising Star Award for 2000-2001 becoming the first Victorian to win a WNSL award...won the youth National Championship 1999 as a member of the Victorian team...member of the boy's Victorian State U-13 team, which won the National Championship...won the Victorian Women's Premier League in 2000 with Ringwood City and in 2001 with Box Hill.
PERSONAL: First played at the age of six with a local boy's team...had reconstructive surgery on her knee in 2003...also speaks Turkish.