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12   Libby Gianeskis
Libby Gianeskis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tarpon Springs, FL

High School:
Tarpon Springs

Height:
5-5

Position:
Defender


  • 2006 media guide bio in PDF Format

    2006 - Started 24 games for Florida State and was a fixture in a dominant backline...part of a backline that set single-season records for shutouts (14) and GAA (0.67) in 2006...began the season at center back replacing Sarah Wagenfuhr who was in Russia playing with the U.S. U-20 National Team...started next to Wagenfuhr for the remainder of the season...missed the UCF and FAU games due to an injury, but returned versus North Carolina and finished the season with 20 straight starts...played every minute of 23 of the 24 games that she played...accounted for the fifth most minutes played on the team accumulating 2,180 minutes...registered her first career goal in one of FSU's biggest wins of the season...notched the game-winner as she scored in the 60th minute to complete the Seminoles' comeback from 1-0 and 2-1 down in recording the team's first ever win over Wake Forest in Winston-Salem...the win also marked a key road victory over a top 10 team...all three shots that she took came against ACC competition including two against Wake Forest...2006 NCAA TOURNAMENT - Played every minute in all five tournament games in FSU's run to a second straight College Cup...was credited with 8:57 of action in goal in the national semifinal against Notre Dame as Florida State pulled the goalkeeper and added an extra attacker in an effort to tie the game at two...faced two shots, made a save and did not give up a goal against the Fighting Irish.

    2005 - Appeared in 19 games for the second straight season, starting the final 15...more than tripled her number of starts from her freshman year in 2004...recorded one point on the year as she assisted on FSU's third goal in a 3-1 win over Maryland...just the second assist and point of her young career...played in nine of Florida State's 10 ACC games...started seven straight ACC contests to end the year...2005 NCAA TOURNAMENT - Started every NCAA Tournament game for FSU in 2005 as the Seminoles wide midfielder on the right side including a start in the national semifinal at the College Cup.

    2004 - The only FSU freshman to garner All-ACC Freshman Team honors and the only freshman defender to make the team...joined Seminole teammate Kelly Rowland as the only two defenders in the entire conference to garner any type of All-ACC honor...appeared in 19 games and made four starts...her 19 games played were more than any freshman on the 2004 roster...had her only assist of the season during ACC play in FSU's 3-2 win over NC State...recorded two shots on the season and one was also a shot on goal...became FSU's starting left back the last four games of the regular season...the Tribe allowed just 21 goals, which shattered the school record...the team's 1.02 GAA, at the time, was the lowest in team history as well...played in all nine ACC games and started in two...one of just two FSU freshmen to appear in every conference game in 2004...the FSU defense allowed just 11 goals in nine games for a GAA of 1.19 in ACC play...appeared in the first ACC Tournament game of her career in the quarterfinals versus Clemson...2004 NCAA TOURNAMENT - Made her first NCAA Tournament appearance of her career as she started the Seminoles' first round game versus Boston College.

    ODP - Five-year member of the Florida state ODP team (1998-2003)...Region III Team 2000...Region III pool 2003.

    CLUB - Hillsborough County United U-18 state champs in 2003.

    HIGH SCHOOL - Four-year varsity letterwinner...Pinellas County Player of the Year as a senior...captain junior & senior year...named Most Valuable Player junior year...Westerner State All-Star Team...St. Petersburg Times all county first team...Pinellas coaches first team junior year.

    ACADEMIC - National Honor Society...honor roll all four years.

    PERSONAL - Daughter of Mark and Anne Gianeskis...her mom, dad, brother and uncle all attended Florida State...major is marketing...two-time member of ACC Academic Honor Roll...Dean's List 2005-06.

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