2002: The senior defender is one of the most reliable players on the Seminoles’ backline…started 21 of FSU’s 22 games and has appeared in every match this season…a versatile player who has started games in the middle and on the right side of Florida State’s defense…started 62 of the Tribe’s last 70 games and is rarely beaten in one-v-one situations…has become a serious threat serving the ball into the penalty box from anywhere on the pitch. She helped FSU complete a two-goal comeback versus Wake Forest as she served a dangerous ball from just inside of midfield into the Wake 18. Senior Jenny Garcia went up to burry the header from about seven yards out but was pulled down before she had the opportunity and FSU was awarded a penalty kick. Cindy Schofield stepped to the spot and buried the PK…almost had her first career ACC assist when she flicked a header on to Jez Ratliff behind the Virginia defense on the right side of the box. The sophomore turned the corner and decided to pass on the shot and send a ball across the face of the goal to Amber Tollefson who was making a run on the left side. The wide midfielder just couldn’t get to the service and the Virginia defense was able to get back and clear the ball over the endline. Florida State scored on the ensuing corner kick.
IN THE NCAA’S: One of just four Seminoles to start all seven NCAA Tournament games in program history…has been a key member of an FSU defense that has been spectacular in the last two NCAA Tournament appearances…in four NCAA games in 2001 and 2002, Fontes and the FSU defense have allowed just two goals in 360 minutes and recorded two shutouts…in the 2001 and 2002 regular seasons, opponents averaged 13 shots and 7 shots on goal combined during the two seasons. In four postseason games, the FSU defense cut those totals to 8.25 shots per game and 2.75 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 seven NCAA Tournament matches.
2001: Continued to prove in 2001 that she is one of the best one-on-one defenders on the Seminole squad… rarely gets beat and has held her own against some of the best forwards in the nation… started 17 of the last 18 games and appeared in all 24 matches…after starting the year as a reserve, Fontes earned her starting spot back due to her play off the bench and her work on the practice field …recorded the first point of her FSU career after appearing in 49 matches on an assist against FIU as the Seminoles moved in front of the Golden Panthers 4-1…also recorded her first two shots in three seasons against Santa Clara and Duke…Fontes cemented her place in Seminole soccer history during an epic 150-minute battle with the University of Virginia in the ACC semifinals. After freshman keeper Ali Mims saved her third PK in the shootout with UVa, the score was tied at 2-2 and Fontes was the last kicker remaining. With a ticket to the ACC Championship final on the line, she stepped up to take the first penalty kick of her career. The junior right back had never scored a goal in her three year Seminole career but was taking arguably the most important kick in the history of the program. Fontes stepped up to the line and sent the game’s final PK into the left side of the net beating Jodi Clugston and sending FSU into the championship match in the nation’s premiere soccer conference.
2001: Started every match for the Seminoles…one of Florida State’s most reliable defensive players who continually raised her level of play throughout the season…limited the effectiveness of many of the ACC’s top offensive threats.
1999: Impressive freshman appeared in 12 games...solid performance earned her increased playing time towards the end of the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: All-state honorable mention, all-area, all-county and all-region as a sophomore...named to the all-state second team, all-area, all-county and all-region teams as a junior and senior...named the Most Valuable Player her senior year…played basketball and volleyball...was a member of the Business Professionals of America (BPA)...BPS Student of the Year as a high school senior.
ODP EXPERIENCE: State ODP from 1996-2000…state pool player in 1995.
CLUB: Won WAGS in 1999 with the Michigan Hawks…voted MVP.
ACADEMIC: 2001-2002 ACC Academic Honor Roll.