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2   Amber Tollefson
Amber Tollefson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Boca Raton, FL

High School:
Spanish River

Height:
5-3

Position:
Midfielder

Club Team:
Team Boca


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2002: Team captain and 2001 second team All-ACC selection had another big season for FSU...named All-Southeast Region 3rd team by SoccerBuzz for the second consecutive year...started 21 of FSU's 23 matches and appeared in every game...tied for second on the team with six assists and five of those six assists were game-winners, which led the team and is an all-time FSU single season record...was a nightmare for schools from the state of Florida as she recorded five of her team-leading six assists versus in-state opponents ...had the sixth-most points on the team... equaled her assist total from 2001 and she is now fifth on FSU's all-time list for career assists...fifth on the team in shots and sixth on the squad in shots on goal...continues to be one of Florida State's most dangerous playmakers in the wide midfield...(in the ACC) started six of Florida State's seven ACC matches and appeared in every conference game...second on the team in shot on goal percentage (.833) in ACC games and her six shots on frame ranked her third on the team...tied for fifth on the team with six shots...(in the NCAAs) one of just four Seminoles to start all eight NCAA Tournament games in program history...(vs. Oregon) recorded her first assists and first game-winning assist in Florida State's first win of the season...(vs. Miami) recorded another game-winning assist in front of her hometown crowd in the Tribe's 2-1 win. Junior Kristin Boyce played a free kick to Tollefson who lofted a perfect ball right to Summer Corum. The wide midfielder freed herself in the middle of the box and 12 yards from goal. Corum took one step to beat the keeper and then slipped the ball in at the near post...(vs. USF) notched her third assist of the year as she staked the Tribe to a 1-0 lead on senior Cindy Schofield's goal...(vs. Florida) had one of her most important assists of the year in a key 2-1 win. The Seminoles had just tied the game with the Gators after an early UF goal and time was winding down in the first half. In the 36th-minute freshman Teresa Rivera served a beautiful ball to the back post off a free kick. Tollefson, who measures just 5'3", used every inch of her height and an incredible jump to get her head on the service and knock it into the center of the box where Jez Ratliff was waiting. The sophomore forward one-timed the shot into the Gator net scoring the eventual game-winner...(vs. UCF) followed that game-winning assist with another in FSU's next game as she assisted on Leah Gallegos' game-winner...(vs. Jacksonville) continued to be a nightmare versus schools from the state of Florida as she once again assisted on an FSU game-winner.

2001: Garnered honorable mention All-American and first-team all-region honors from SoccerBuzz...was named to the NSCAA's All-Region second team...just the fourth Seminole ever named to the All-ACC team when she garnered second team honors and the fifth FSU player to ever be named to the All-ACC Tournament team...scored six goals, had six assists and totaled 18 points in her second season...recorded three game winning goals and two game winning assists...finished the year in the top five of every major statistical category for Florida State...was second on the team in game-winning goals (3), third in goals (6), fourth in points (18) and fifth in assists (6)... (in the ACC) Tollefson scored five goals on just seven shots on goal versus ACC teams and in conference play she scored four times on four shots on frame...Florida State's most dominant player in games versus ACC teams in 2001, Tollefson led the team in points (16), tied for the lead in goals (5), was first in game-winning goals (2), first in assists (6) and first in shot percentage (.500)...was second on the squad with two game-winning assists versus conference foes and, combined with her two game-winning goals, Tollefson played a key role in four of FSU's five wins versus ACC teams...during the 2001 regular season, Tollefson was also a nightmare for opponents in conference games as she led the squad in points (12), goals (4), game-winning goals (2) and assists (4)...every one of her season highs for points, goals, assists, shots and shots on goal came versus teams in the ACC...against No. 7 Clemson, Tollefson recorded two goals in the Seminoles' biggest regular season road win in program history, she recorded a goal against Duke in FSU's largest comeback in program history and also got the game-winner versus Maryland that assured the Seminoles of their best-ever ACC record (4-3-0) and highest finish (third place) ...scored one of FSU's seven goals in a quarterfinal win over the Terrapins at the ACC Tournament...(vs. Clemson) had one of her biggest games of the season in Florida State's most important road victory after which she was named ACC Player of the Week and was also named to the Soccer America Team of the Week. After falling behind the Tigers 1-0 just two minutes in, Tollefson collected a pass from Bybee just outside the Clemson 18-yard box and beat a couple of Tiger defenders. The Boca Raton native then launched a blast from the far edge of the box about 16 yards out. The shot found its way into the upper corner at the far post beating 2000 first team All-ACC keeper Katie Carson, marking the first goal scored against Clemson in 2001. After FSU fell behind 2-1 and once again fought back to tie the contest at 2-2, Tollefson was sent in behind the Clemson defense where she launched a dangerous cross in front of the Tigers' net. The ball was headed for a waiting Jez Ratliff in the six-yard box before Tiger defender Sarah Turner came running back to clear the cross and ended up deflecting the ball past Carson into the Clemson net. Tollefson was credited with the goal, the second game-winner of her career, and FSU recorded its first-ever win in an ACC opener. Tollefson's two goals nearly equaled her total of three from the entire 2000 season and her four points were a single game high for the sophomore...(vs. Louisville) recorded her second game-winner of the season in the 73 rd minute giving FSU a 3-2 win...(vs. Duke) Tollefson had another huge ACC game in the program's first-ever win over Duke. She helped to lead the Seminoles' largest comeback ever getting FSU on the board with her fourth goal of the year, which gave the team new life just over eight minutes into the second half and closed Duke's lead to 2-1. After FSU went on to tie the match 2-2, Tollefson recorded the first game-winning assist of her career on Schofield's overtime game-winner, completing the unprecedented comeback... (vs. Wake Forest) continued her hot play in the conference, recording her second assist of the season, which evened the game just three minutes after Wake had taken a 1-0 lead...(vs. Virginia) had another assist against a ranked ACC opponent, helping stake FSU to a 2-1 lead just 10 minutes in... (vs. Maryland) with third place in the ACC and a perfect home record on the line, Tollefson showed well in another big game against a ranked conference foe. Just 22 minutes in against No. 21 Maryland, Tollefson broke open a defensive game with her fifth goal, and third game-winner of the year, staking the Seminoles to a 1-0 lead. She then cemented the Seminoles best home record (8-0-0), best conference record (4-3-0) and highest conference finish (third) in team history by assisting on Schofield's goal to put FSU up 2-0 on the Terps...(vs. Maryland) Tollefson equaled her season high for points with four in FSU's ACC quarterfinal blasting of the Terps with a goal and two assists. Her two assists against the Terrapins were a season high and gave her two goals and three assists in two games versus UMd...during FSU's run to the ACC Championship final, Tollefson was second on the team in points (4), second in goals (1), tied for the team lead in assists (2), second in shots (4) and first in shots on goal (3).

2000: Appeared in 22 games and started 19 times...scored three goals and tallied two assists...third among freshmen in starts, third in goals scored and fourth in assists...seventh on the team in points (8), seventh in goals scored, tied for third with one game-winning goal and seventh in shot percentage (.150)...(vs. Jacksonville) set season highs for goals, points, assists and shots in two games... two of her three goals came against the Dolphins...first collegiate goal was the game-winner in a 3-0 Seminole victory...(vs. Duke) scored her second goal just 10 minutes into the game to give FSU a 1-0 lead...(in the NCAAs) scored the game-winner in FSU's first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in a 4-1 win over Jacksonville.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter on the varsity squad...named all-county every year... Golden Boot Award winner her freshman season when she led the state champions in scoring...won her second state championship as a member of the 1998 team... Coaches' Award winner during her sophomore season...offensive MVP of the 1998 state championship team...MVP and team captain during her senior year...softball varsity MVP as a freshman and Most Valuable Defensive Player her sophomore year... Florida Scholar with a 3.4 GPA...member of the Key Club...four-year member of the honor roll...semi-finalist in the Universal Studios Video contest.

ODP EXPERIENCE: Participated for four years...played on the Region III team for the past three years.

CLUB: Member of 1999 and 2001 Florida State Cup champions Team Boca.

Year
MP/MS
Shots
Goals
Assists
Points
GWG
GWA
2000 22/19 20 3 2 8 1 0
2001 24/24 24 6 6 18 3 2
2002 23/21 28 0 6 6 0 5
Totals
69/64
72
9
14
32
4
7
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