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20   Katie Beal
Katie Beal

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alexandria, VA

High School:
West Potomac

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defender

Club Team:
Braddock Road Omni


Beal Bio in PDF

2 0 0 3 : Named a 2003 All-American by SoccerBuzz (3rd Team) and Soccer Times (Honorable Mention)...Beal is the first Seminole to be named a freshman All-Ameri-can and then go on to garner All-American honors later in her career...garnered first team all-region honors from SoccerBuzz and second team all-region honors from the NSCAA...was named to the 2003 ACC Championship All-Tournament team. She is the only Seminole ever to receive that honor twice in her career...named to the Soccer America Team of the Week (9/15)...a KUStore.com All-Tournament team selection ...named Nike Seminole Classic Defensive MVP and all-tournament team member...the anchor of a Seminole defense that allowed the fewest goals ever in a single season...as the team's leader on the backline, Beal was asked to lead a defensive group that was re-shuffled after a 1-4 start and then lost its veteran leader in Kristin Boyce half way through the season...despite playing with two first time starters and a second year player in the back, Beal held the group to-gether and the defense set a school record with nine shutouts, set a school record with six consecutive shutouts and four straight ACC shutouts and a school record with four consecutive ACC shutouts...mentored Soc-cer America freshman All-American Kelly Rowland in the center of the FSU defense and the two combined to score 12 goals and record 11 assists...Beal's role in Rowland's breakout season is sometimes lost in all the freshman's accolades but she would never have been able to play the way she did had Beal not been right next to her in the center of the defense...the Virginia na-tive had a breakout offensive season scoring six goals and recording seven assists. Beal had never scored a goal in her career before 2003 and had four career assists. She beat both of those numbers in just one season...all six of her goals came on free kicks...her six goals were more than the entire FSU defense scored as a group in 2002...also established new personal highs for shots and shots on goal...her 19 points in 2003 were almost five times her career total entering the season... Beal was third on the team in goals and as-sists and fourth in overall points...set a new single season record for points, goals and assists by an FSU defender. (in the ACC) started all seven ACC games for the first time in her career after suffering through untimely injuries as a freshman and sophomore...the captain of a Seminole defense that allowed the fewest ACC goals ever in a single season and a main reason the Seminole defense al-lowed the third-fewest goals ever by an ACC team in one year...tied for the team lead in assists at the 2003 ACC Championships... Beal and the FSU defense recorded the only shutout of the tournament...the Tribe de-fense, led by Beal, allowed just one goal in the run of play all weekend at the ACC Championships. (in the NCAA) appeared in every NCAA Tournament game for the Tribe as she led FSU to the College Cup... recorded the first goal and first assists of her NCAA Tournament career in 2003...finished second on the team in goals, third in assists and fourth in points and fifth in shots in the tournament...led the Tribe defense to its third ever NCAA Tournament shutout in a 5-0 win over Dartmouth. (2003 Highlights) had the best offensive day of her career with six points versus San Diego State on two goals and two assists...followed that game with another goal in a 7-1 win over Miami... recorded another goal and another assist in a 3-0 win over UCF...fifth goal of the season came at home versus FAU...her assist versus Maryland was a game-winner in the ACC Championship semifinals. It was also a new single season record for assists by an FSU defender...cemented her place in Seminole postseason history with her play in the Sweet 16 versus West Virginia. The defender re-corded the first postseason points of her career when she scored a PK goal against the Mountaineers. WVU eventually came back from 2-0 down to tie the game and send the match into overtime. With time winding down in double OT, the junior chased down a clearance and had the com-posure to immediately turn and serve the ball to the top of the WVU 18 with less than 25 seconds to go before a shootout. The service was perfect and landed right at the feet of Jez Ratliff. The midfielder played Leah Gallegos in as she scored to send FSU to its first-ever Elite Eight...followed that up with another NCAA Tournament assist as she helped put FSU up 1-0 over Florida in the Elite Eight and ensure FSU a trip to its first ever College Cup.

2002: Got off to a rough start to the season after falling ill just before reporting for preseason workouts. Beal was unable to do any strenuous activity for more than six weeks and almost a full month into the season...didn't fully return to her starting spot in the center of the Seminole defense until almost two months into the season...started her first game of the year against Wake Forest and appeared in the fi-nal 14 matches of the season...in a third of the starts she had as a freshman, Beal tripled her point production from 2001 and re-corded the first multi-point game of her career...tied for fourth on the team in as-sists despite being at less than full strength for three-quarters of the season...recorded all three of her points in FSU's final four regu-lar season games...in the four games after she returned to the starting line-up, FSU re-corded its third shutout of the season, al-lowed just four goals and limited opponents to the second-fewest shots over any three-game stretch during the regular season... in her nine starts, FSU recorded three shut-outs. The Seminole defense recorded just two shutouts in the previous 14 games be-fore her return...started all three NCAA Tour-nament games in 2002...in five NCAA games in 2001 and 2002, Beal and the FSU defense allowed just three goals in 450 min-utes and recorded two shutouts...in the 2001 and 2002 regular seasons, opponents averaged 13 shots and seven shots on goal combined during the two seasons. In five postseason games, the FSU defense cut those totals to 8.2 shots per game and 2.8 shots on goal per game...has also been a part of a defense that has allowed a team to score two goals on just one occasion in five NCAA Tournament matches...(vs. Jackson-ville) in just her second start of the year, Beal recorded the first multi-point and multi-assist game of her career. She helped stake FSU to a 1-0 lead over a Dolphin team that was unbeaten in 15 straight games. Beal re-corded her first assist by sending junior Sum-mer Corum endline. Corum looked up and found Jez Ratliff making a run at the back post. The Oklahoma native sent her header shot back to the other side of the net easily beating the keeper. With under 10:00 re-maining in the half, Beal made a run down the center of the pitch and split the JU de-fense with a pass down the seam right onto Cindy Schofield's foot. The striker took a couple of steps and then drove a shot to the far post putting the Seminoles up 3- 1...(vs. George Mason) playing in front of a home town crowd, Beal was at it again, spurring the FSU offense from her center back position. With GMU just one goal be-hind, FSU went back on the attack in search of a cushion. In the 90th minute they got it, this time off a Beal free kick. The Virginia native sent a perfect service down the cen-ter of the pitch to Schofield in the box. The senior pushed the header past the keeper staking FSU to a 3-1 lead.

2001: Beal wasted little time in 2001 showing why she was named a Parade All-American in high school and spent two sea-sons with the U-16 National team...stepped in and immediately became the starting cen-ter back for an FSU team that played more games against the NCAA Tournament field than any other school, faced seven Hermann Award Finalists and played every team in the 2001 College Cup...she became the first defender in Florida State history to be named a first-team freshman All-American and just the second FSU player to ever garner such an honor...also named to SoccerBuzz's All-Southeast Region third-team and All-Fresh-man team...third Seminole ever named to the All-ACC freshman team and just FSU's second-ever defender named to the All-ACC Tournament Team...started all 23 matches in which she appeared and missed her only start due to a concussion suffered before the North Carolina game...recorded one assist, which was a game-winner, and took five shots during her freshman campaign... recorded her only point of the season against South Florida in a key win. With the score deadlocked at 0-0 in the second half, the freshman stepped up in recording the first assist and game-winning assist of her career when she lofted a deep pass into Schofield behind a USF defense that gave FSU the 1-0 win.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2001 Parade All-American... 1999 NSCAA Youth All-Ameri-can... 2000 NSCAA All-South team...district Player of the Year 2001...first team all-dis-trict 1998-2001...first team Washington Post All-Metro in 2000 and 2001...first team all-region 1999-2001...team MVP 1998- 2001...captain of 2001 team...four-year letterwinner...National Honor Society... senior of the month...West Potomac Female Team Athlete of the Year award 1999-2001... Winter Scholar Athlete 2000-2001...had her #14 jersey retired by West Potomac High School at the Spring Sports Awards Banquet ...three-sport star at West Potomac High school...three-year letterwinner in field hockey...first team all-region in 2000 and second team in 1998 and 1999...first team all-district 1998-2000... first team Washing-ton Post All-Metro in 2000...second team all-state 2000...team captain and MVP in 2000...Northern Region champions in 1999...also was a four-year letter-winner in basketball...second team all-district 2000- 2001...team captain and MVP 2000-2001.

ODP EXPERIENCE: 1999 and 2000 U-16 US National Team...Region I team from 1997-2001...Virginia ODP team from 1995- 2001.

CLUB: Won State Cup in 2001 with Braddock Road Omni club team...com-peted in regionals in 2001.

ACADEMIC: 2001-2002 ACC Aca-demic Honor Roll...major is sports manage-ment.

PERSONAL: 2004 team captain.

Year
MP/MS
Shots
Goals
Assists
Points
GWG
GWA
2001 23/23 5 0 1 1 0 1
2002 17/9 7 0 3 3 0 0
2003 26/25 28 6 7 19 0 2
Totals
66/57
40
6
11
23
0
3
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