10 Kelly Rowland
The Seminoles are one of seven programs to have multiple student-athletes on the watch list.
2006: Will serve as team captain for the second straight season.
2005: 2005 Soccer Buzz All-Region third team...2005 NSCAA All-Region second team...2005 All-Florida team...a preseason Hermann Trophy candidate, Rowland finished another stellar season starting in the middle of the FSU defense...for the third season in a row Rowland started every game, which now gives her 71 consecutive starts dating back to 2003 breaking the school record set by former All-ACC second teamer and former FSU great Kristin Boyce...the only FSU player this season to log over 2250 minutes...named a third team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District selection...named to Soccer America's National team of the week (10/19) and Soccer Buzz's Elite team of the week (10/26)...Rowland is the only FSU player to ever receive double digit national player of the week honors...has been
2004: Team captain in 2005 who is one of the favorites for ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors entering the sea-son...named a second team All-American in 2004 by SoccerBuzz...she is the only defender in FSU history to be receive a first or second team All-American honor and one of just two FSU defenders ever to garner any All-American honor...named first team all-southeast by Soccer Buzz... named second team all-region by the NSCAA...Rowland is just the second defender in school history to receive second team all-region honors from the NSCAA...the only defender in the entire conference to make either All-ACC team when she was named All-ACC second team...Rowland is the only defender in the 17-year history of the ACC to be the lone defender named to either the All-ACC first or second team...joins Seminole teammate Libby Gianeskis as the only two defenders in the entire conference to garner any type of All-ACC honor...named to Soccer America's Team of the Week twice and the SoccerBuzz Elite Team once in 2004...has now been named to a national team of the week a school record seven times...arguably FSU's team MVP last season...led the team with seven assists...led all defensive players with 13 points and was third on the team overall... one of just four Seminoles to start all of the Seminoles' regular season games... Rowland has now started every game of her career, which is a 46-game streak of consecutive starts...now the most prolific scorer in school history among all defenders despite playing just two seasons...in 40 fewer games she is just one assist away from the career record by a defender and just two goals shy of tying that record as well...second on the team with 36 shots and tied for third on team with 13 shots on goal...led all Seminoles in points in non-conference games...recorded 10 of her 13 points in 11 matches versus non-conference opponents including a team-leading six assists...the heart and soul of an FSU defense that completed its second consecutive record-setting season in 2004 ...the Tribe allowed just 21 goals last season, seven fewer than the team record set in 2003...the team's 1.02 GAA was the lowest in team history...no defense in FSU history has ever allowed fewer goals in a two-season span than the 2003-2004 FSU defense and Rowland was a big key to that success. (in the ACC) started all nine ACC games and has now started all 16 conference games in her two year career... third on team with three points on one goal and one assist...recorded the first ACC regular season goal of her career versus NC State as she staked FSU to a 1-0 lead... recorded a game-winning assist against Wake Forest and now has three career game-winning assists in ACC play...second on team with 16 shots and tied for second with eight shots on goal...Rowland and the Tribe defense had the second best season in team history when it came to goals allowed in ACC play...the FSU defense allowed just 11 goals in nine games for a GAA of 1.19 in ACC play. (in the ACC Tournament) scored the fourth ACC Tournament goal of her career when she equalized the game versus Clemson...the 78th minute goal completed FSU's come-back from a 2-0 deficit...she now is FSU's all-time leading goal scorer in ACC Tournament history with four career goals in four games...tied for the team lead in the quarterfinal match with four shots and was second on the squad with two shots on goal. (in the NCAA Tournament) made the first start of her career as a front runner in the Seminoles' NCAA Tournament game against Boston College...part of a three front utilized by the Seminoles against a stingy Eagle defense...led the team with three shots and one shot on goal in the match2003: One of the nation's top fresh-men, Rowland keyed an amazing turnaround by the Seminole defense when she was moved to center back just five games into the season...after Rowland was slipped into the middle of the FSU back-line, the FSU defense went from allowing an average of two goals a game to an average of 0.80 goals per game...named a Soccer America freshman All-American and a SoccerBuzz honorable mention freshman All-American...just the second Seminole ever named a Soccer America freshman All-American and just the fourth-ever FSU rookie to earn a freshman All-American honor...also named a SoccerBuzz freshman all-region selection...a member of the 2003 ACC Championships All-Tournament team after leading the tournament in goals scored despite being a defender. She is just the second Florida State freshman to ever garner that award...named to Soccer America's National Team of the Week three times in 2003 and to the SoccerBuzz Elite Team of the Week on one occasion. No Seminole player had ever been named to Soccer America's National Team of the Week three times in their career and Rowland did it in just one season... combined with the SoccerBuzz weekly honor, no player in FSU history has ever received four national team of the week honors in one season and she is tied with Leah Gallegos for the most national team of the week honors in a career...Rowland joined with Katie Beal to form one of the nation's best tandems starting in the middle of any defense both offensively and defensively...Rowland started every game for FSU including all 10 times FSU played versus a Hermann Award semifinalist... with Rowland in the backline, the FSU defense set a school record with nine shutouts, set a school record with four ACC shutouts and a school record with four consecutive ACC shutouts and six consecutive shutouts overall...the team finished the year allowing just five goals in ACC play, which beat the previous record by six goals and Rowland and the FSU defense allowed just 28 goals, the fewest in school history...as good as she was defensively, Rowland had one of the most prolific offensive season ever put together by an FSU defender...she scored six goals and registered four assists for 16 points... only one FSU defender in school history has ever tallied more points than Rowland and that is her backline teammate Katie Beal who also had six goals but added seven assists for 19 total points...the two FSU center backs combined for 12 goals and 11 assists. No two Seminole defenders had ever combined to score 35 points in FSU history before Rowland and Beal did it in 2003...Rowland had the fifth-most points on the team, the third-most goals, the second-most game-winning goals and the fifth-most assists...among rookies, Rowland was second in goals, points, and assists and led all freshmen in game-winning goals...no freshman defender had a more prolific offensive season than did Rowland in 2003 as she set records for both goals and points by a rookie defender ...became a dangerous offensive weapon for FSU off long throw-ins as all four of her assists came via the throw-in...registered three straight games with an assist in wins over Miami, Ole Miss, and Maryland...one of only four Seminoles to start all 26 games and the only rookie to do so. (in the ACC) Rowland was one of just four Seminoles to start all seven Atlantic Coast Conference matches and one of just two freshman to start every game...second on the team in assists in ACC games with two and led all rookies...both of her assists were game-winners (Maryland and NC State)...only one freshman, forward Julia Schnugg, recorded more points than Rowland in ACC games...a main reason the Seminole defense allowed the fewest goals ever in a single ACC season and the third-fewest goals ever allowed by an ACC team in one year. (in the Postseason) five of Rowland's record-setting six goals came after the regular season had concluded (ACC and NCAA Tournaments)...in the ACC Tournament Rowland not only tied for the scoring title but she also became the first Seminole ever to score a goal in two games of a single ACC Championship...tied with Carolina's Heather O'Reilly with three goals to lead all players at the ACC Tournament. O'Reilly had three of UNC's 15 goals in the tournament while Rowland scored three of the five FSU goals scored on the weekend... she and her defensive teammates recorded the only shutout of the tournament and allowed just one goal all weekend in the run of play. They limited to North Carolina to just two goals off set pieces and a penalty kick goal...she started every postseason match for FSU...set a new freshman record for points in the NCAA Tournament with four...helped FSU record just the third shutout in the team's NCAA Tournament history versus Dartmouth. (2003 highlights) the first goal of her career was a game-winner against Jacksonville...recorded assists in three consecutive matches versus Miami, Ole Miss and a game-winner versus Maryland...recorded another game-winning assist against NC State to give FSU a 4-1-1 ACC record... proceeded to go on to score five goals in the postseason...the center back out score Lindsay Tarpley, Alyssa Ramsey, Casey McCluskey, Leah Gallegos, Courtney Foster and all the others to share the ACC Tournament goal scoring title with three...her first ACC Tournament goal was a game-winner versus Maryland in the semifinals...her next two goals came on one of the biggest stages of the season in the ACC Championship final, which was broadcast all over the eastern United States...against No. 1 North Carolina, Rowland put FSU up 1-0 on a header goal just over 6:00 minutes into the match... after the Tar Heels tied the game in the 13th minute, Rowland went back to work putting the Seminoles in front again 2-1... with her two goals, Rowland became the first player in more than a year to score two goals in a single game versus the Tar Heels...North Carolina hadn't given up two goals to an opponent in an ACC Tournament final since 1994 yet Rowland scored two herself...scored her sixth goal and fifth of the postseason as she staked FSU to a 1-0 lead in a win over third-seeded Florida in the Elite Eight.
High School: NSCAA Regional All-American in2002...1st team All-State 2002...team MVP of 2002 Pennsylvania Sate Champions...team was ranked second in the nation and No. 1 in the east in the fall 2002 rankings...Philadelphia Inquirer "Player to Watch" in 2001 and 2002...All-Central League in 2001 and 2002...All-Central League MVP with fellow FSU recruit Toby Ranck...All-Delaware County 2001 and All-Southeastern Pennsylvania 2000, 2001 and 2002... three-sport athlete...MVP of soccer, basketball and track teams her junior and senior years...captained all three sports as a senior...ranked third in Pennsylvania in the 4x100m in 2000 and 6th in the 4x400m in 2001...All-Delco 2nd team for track in 2002...basketball team captain in junior and senior years and was named All-Central League in 2002.
ODP Experience: Eight-year member of the US Olympic Development Program...called in to U-19 National Team camp at the Home Depot Center in January of 2004...regional team member in 2000, 2001, and 2002...traveled with the regional team to Texas, Maryland and Arizona.
Club: Member of FC Delco...four-time state champions...two-time Columbia Invitiational Winner...participated in WAGS, Disney Showcase and Texas Shootout among others.
PERSONAL: 2004-05 ACC Academic
Honor Roll member...daughter of Jim and
Joanne Rowland...has three siblings including a
twin named Jim...major is business manage-ment...
named an ESPN the Magazine All-District
third team selection...2005-06 Dean's