2002: Reliable defender who has started 21 games and appeared in all 22 matches…one of the unsung heroes on the Seminole back line, Jones has started 54 of 70 matches over the last three seasons…tied with Kristin Boyce for the lead in points and goals by a Seminole defender…has became a major threat on corner kicks as her goal and assist both came off corners this season.
IN THE NCAA’S: Has played in all seven NCAA Tournament games in program history…main part of an FSU defense that has been spectacular in the last two NCAA Tournaments…in four NCAA games in 2001 and 2002, Jones 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.
IN THE ACC: Appeared in all seven conference games this season and made six starts…she and her defensive teammates held ACC opponents to the second-fewest goals in team history…in three of FSU’s seven conference games, the defense help the opponent to one goal or less, which has only happened once before in program history.
GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Has been a major weapon for FSU on free kicks and corners…versus Miami, Jones took a free kick from the left side of the box. The ball was placed right on to the head of a charging Jez Ratliff. The sophomore from Oklahoma just missed sticking it in at the near post…Jones found Kristin Boyce in front of the goal mouth on a dangerous corner. Her header beat Virginia Tech keeper Natasha Dirda but went just wide of the post…In a key ACC battle against Clemson, Jones sent a deep ball down the left sideline off a set piece that seemed to be heading for the endline. Junior Kristin Boyce tracked it down just before it crossed over the line and sent a cross to the near post. Schofield was camped out in front of Clemson starting keeper Leigh Ann Harrison. The senior found a spot in front of the net and headed in the 27th goal of her career…almost helped FSU get a game-winner versus Wake Forest in the closing moments of the first overtime. Jones took a perfect free kick from the right side of the box and found Boyce right in front of the Wake net about eight yards out. The junior’s header was saved by Regan preserving the tie…in another big ACC game, Jones did her best to get FSU on the board versus the Tar Heels. UNC cleared an FSU corner and Jones picked up the loose ball. The defender sent a high ball into the box to Camie Bybee. Before the sophomore could get to it, the Heel keeper went up to pluck the ball out of the air but dropped it right at the feet of Bybee. The midfielder, staring at an open net from just yards away, mis-hit the shot and knocked the ball over the Tar Heel crossbar…scored her first goal of the year in a road ACC game at Raleigh, NC. Jones sent a great service to the near post off a corner kick to a waiting Cindy Schofield. Before the senior could bury the cross, the Wolfpack defense made a last ditch attempt to block the shot and ended up deflecting it past Gretchen Lear and into the goal. Just 1:09 later, another Jones corner helped FSU open up a 4-1 lead. The senior drove this corner to the center of the box and about 12 yards out from goal. Fellow senior Jenny Garcia headed a low bouncing shot at Lear. As the ball was heading through Lear’s legs and into the net, it just caught the back of the keeper’s calf and deflected along the goal line where Schofield tapped it in to the open net…versus Jacksonville, the Garnet and Gold almost moved out to a 3-1 lead on another Jones corner kick. The senior looked to get her second assist of the season as she drove a low-liner to the near post. Schofield was there waiting for the cross but her deflection went just wide of the goal…Jones was a factor in another ACC game as she helped FSU cut into Virginia’s 2-0 lead. Jones sent the corner to the near post where a group of defenders were surrounding Schofield. The senior was able to just get a touch on the service and beat the keeper.
2001: The junior defender/midfielder appeared in all 24 games for Florida State and made nine starts in the first 14 games …contributed in every one of Florida State’s games whether she played in the back or as a defensive midfielder…finished 2001 with one goal, two assists and four points…recorded her four points on ten shots and five shots on goal…scored the second goal of her career in just the second game of the season against Loyola (Md). After dribbling to the edge of the 18-yard box, junior Cindy Schofield dropped a pass back to Jones who launched a 30-yard shot into the upper corner of the Loyola net. The goal was the first since her 1999 goal against the Duke Blue Devils…first assist of 2001 came at No. 19 Wake Forest where the junior helped put FSU in the lead 2-1. Less than three minutes into the second half, she sent a ball from the right side of the pitch that found its way to a charging Jez Ratliff who went in one-on-one and beat the Deacon keeper with a low shot to the back post…recorded her fourth point of the season and the first game-winning assist of her career in the regular season finale against Jacksonville. Jones ran on to a pass inside the box and sent the ball into Kristin Boyce who beat the JU keeper with the Seminoles second goal of the game.
2000: Voted a team captain by her teammates…one of only four players to start every match for FSU…one of the Seminoles’ top defenders…her play in the middle of the FSU defense helped to limit the ACC’s and the nation’s top scoring threats to a program low 31 goals in 2000 …was continually counted on to provide solid play in the back for FSU but was also effective getting forward and assisting the Seminole offense…recorded assists in four games, three of which the Seminoles won…assisted on the second goal in Florida State’s first ACC win in more than a year and first-ever win over Wake Forest (2-0)…recorded assists in wins over South Florida and Florida International…also recorded an assist on FSU’s first goal against Clemson.
1999: Appeared in 18 matches and started six...scored FSU’s lone goal against Duke...four shots and two points on the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: Named first team all-league three years and second team all-league as a freshman...received first team all-area honors as a junior and second team all-area honors as a freshman...member of three state champi- onship teams and the nationally top- ranked high school team in 1997…also played lacrosse, earning all-league and all- area honors...a member of the National Honor Society and Latin Honor Society...Yearbook Editor and Sports Editor for the school newspaper.
CLUB: FC Delco.