18   Joy McKenzie
Joy McKenzie


Houston, TX

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2003: The Seminoles' feel good story of the year, jun-ior keeper Joy McKenzie burst onto the scene in 2003 and had a record-breaking season...a recruited walk-on and Florida native who came to FSU from Houston, TX, McKenzie started for the first time in her career as a junior...garnered second team all-region honors from SoccerBuzz and third team all-region honors from the NSCAA...a member of the 2003 ACC Championships All-Tour-nament team...also named to the Nike Seminole Classic All-Tournament team...set single season records for GAA, wins, consecutive shutouts and consecutive shutout minutes at FSU...her 739 shut-out minutes were almost five times as long as her career minutes played entering 2003...played the second most minutes ever in a season and came a half a shutout away from tying for first in single sea-son shutouts as well...allowed just five goals in the last 12 regular season games...shutout five of Florida State's last eight opponents in the regular season and two of those other games were shutouts that she left when the score was out of hand in favor of FSU...in just one season as a starter, McKenzie is al-ready first in career GAA, fourth in career wins and shutouts and fifth in saves...the anchor of an FSU defense that 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...McKenzie and the FSU backline allowed just 28 goals, the fewest in school history...FSU faced a Hermann semifinalist in 10 of the team's 26 games in 2003 and McKenzie allowed just three of those players to score a goal and one came via a penalty kick...(in the ACC) what McKenzie did in ACC play was unprecedented by any Seminole goalkeeper...she set the record for the longest ACC shutout streak in school history (532:29) and was also the first Seminole to ever record four ACC shutouts in a season and she did it consecu-tively including a 110 minute blanking of Wake Forest...she set a new career record for ACC shut-outs with four in a single season...also the only Tribe keeper to ever win four ACC games in a season and she is just one win shy of tying the career record...her 4-1-1 record in ACC play is the best ever for a Semi-nole to go along with her record GAA of 0.32...al-lowed just two goals in the entire ACC campaign ...the team finished the year allowing just five goals in ACC play, which beat the previous record (11) by six goals...McKenzie had more shutouts than any ACC keeper in conference games and her 0.32 GAA in conference action was one of only two GAA's be-low 1.00 and the best of any ACC keeper...her .926 save percentage was also tops in the ACC in confer-ence matches...finished second overall in the con-ference with an overall .831 save percentage... McKenzie's four ACC shutouts came against Duke, Wake Forest, NC State and Clemson. Two of those four were on the road...finished second in the ACC in saves, third in saves per game, fourth in goals allowed and GAA...McKenzie was the only goal-keeper in the ACC Tournament to record a shutout ...received votes for ACC Tournament MVP after a second brilliant showing versus North Carolina in a nine day span...recorded the second-lowest ACC Tournament GAA in school history. (in the NCAA) made the first NCAA Tournament appearance of her career in 2003 and played every minute in the Tribe's run to the College Cup...in FSU's 5-0 win over Dartmouth to open the NCAA Tournament, McKenzie became just the second Seminole goal-keeper to ever record a shutout in NCAA Tourna-ment play...established the lowest GAA of any Semi-nole keeper with more than 90 minutes of postseason play...tied for first all-time in NCAA Tour-nament wins at FSU with four and third all-time in saves with 15...set the single season record for wins and shutouts in the NCAA Tournament. (2003 High-lights) after her GAA reached 2.15 three games into the season, McKenzie dominated and went 9-1-1 and sliced her GAA by two-thirds. Her GAA in that span was 0.43 and she posted a save percentage of .900 in leading FSU back from a 1-4 start...recorded her first ever win over a ranked team against Ole Miss in a 96 minute OT match...followed that game by allowing just one goal in her first ever ACC vic-tory over Maryland. That fifth minute goal versus Maryland was the only ACC goal she would allow until the regular season final over a month later at North Carolina...notched the first shutout of her career versus USF in Tampa...picked up her first shut-out win in an ACC game as she held Duke scoreless for 90 minutes in a 3-0 FSU victory...followed that performance with another ACC shutout in a 1-0 win at Clemson...shut down another ACC team as she held Wake Forest off the board for 110 minutes in Winston Salem for her third straight ACC shutout...set a new gold standard for ACC keepers in the next game as she shutout her fourth straight ACC team in a 1-0 win over NC State...shutout her next oppo-nent as well for over 70 minutes as she left the FAU game with the Tribe well in front in a 7-0 win... introduced herself to the world with a brilliant per-formance in the season finale at North Carolina. McKenzie faced 22 shots and made seven saves as she held UNC scoreless for over 67 minutes in a 0-0 game. The Tar Heels eventually scored on McKenzie but the junior held the Heel offense almost three goals below its season average. The goal ended her goalless streak at 739:22 and her ACC scoreless streak at 532:29 both FSU records. It was the first ACC goal allowed by the junior since September 26. Fol-lowing the game coaching legend Anson Dorrance said, "We could only score one against them and that is a credit to an absolutely brilliant performance by their goalkeeper (Joy McKenzie)"...nailed down her seventh shutout of the season in her first ever NCAA Tournament game blanking Dartmouth 5-0 ...held Auburn to just one goal in over 101 minutes as FSU advanced to the Sweet 16...played another OT game in the NCAA as she went 109 minutes in a victory over West Virginia in Morgantown...she set her biggest record of all in the Elite Eight as she re-corded her 15th win of the season, an all-time high for an FSU keeper, in sending FSU to the College Cup for the first time ever thanks to a 2-1 win over Florida.

2002: Spent the 2002 season backing-up starter Kerry York...registered a save percentage of .500 or above in three of her four appearances...had just one decision in 2001 and that came in a loss to LSU at the start of the season. (in the ACC) was perfect in two opportunities in ACC play...saw ac-tion against North Carolina and NC State...faced one shot in the two games and registered one save...those two matches represented the first conference game experience of her young career.

2001: One of the most athletic players on the team and a gifted keeper...spent most of the 2001 season behind fellow freshmen Kerry York and Ali Mims...showed consistent improvement through-out the season...McKenzie developed her skills in the net every day in 2001 through strong work habits in practice...appeared in two matches and logged 30 minutes...recorded half of a shutout in FSU's 5-0 win at NCAA Tournament team UCF's home field and saved both shots she faced.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year starter at keeper... named all-district for three years...named to all-star and all-regional team senior year...one of the top goalkeepers in Houston...captained her team to bi-district championship and regional playoffs as a senior...district champs, bi-district champs, regional champs and appeared in the bi-regional playoffs during her junior season...district champs and bi-district champs as a sophomore...a three-year letterwinner in volleyball...named all-district for vol-leyball as a senior...honor roll student for four years ...Who's Who Among High-School Students... in-volved in Pals and Teen Leadership community ser-vice and peer classes.

CLUB: Played for Seminole Select Soccer Club in Orlando, Fla. and was selected to the U-14 state cup team...after moving to Texas, played with the select club Dynamos as a keeper and a forward ...won several tournaments including the CAYSA '99 tournament in Austin with Dynamos.

PERSONAL: Mother, father, aunt, uncle and two cousins are FSU grads...her sister and cousin are currently enrolled at FSU...2004 team captain.

ACADEMIC: 2001-2002 ACC Academic Honor Roll...major is finance.

2001 2/0 30:27 2 2 0 0.00 1.000 0.5 0-0-0
2002 5/0 122:15 13 4 4 2.94 .500 -- 0-1-0
2003 23/22 2044:48 249 78 21 0.92 .788 7.0 15-6-1


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