2001: The most prolific offensive player in the history of Florida State soccer, Maren Vik Edvardsen is continually rewriting the FSU record book. She is already the school’s all-time leader in points (74), goals (28) and is second all-time in game-winning goals (6). After posting nine assists, 44 shots and 26 shots on goal this season, the senior from Oslo, Norway is now second in all-time shots (131), has increased her lead as the greatest point and goal scorer in Seminole soccer history and moved into first place amongst FSU’s all-time assist leaders. She has started 21 of 22 games and appeared in every match for Florida State this season. Despite a 23-game scoreless drought that dated back to a 2-0 FSU win over Wake Forest November 2, 2001, Vik Edvardsen still found ways to help FSU win by setting a single season record with nine assists. She finally broke her goalless stretch October 16, 2001 with two goals against FIU in Florida State’s 4-1 win. Including that game, Vik Edvardsen has now posted six goals, two assists and 14 points over the last nine matches. She has posted at least one point in seven straight matches and has recorded either a goal or an assist in seven of the last nine games. She started the season by assisting on both of FSU’s goals in a 2-0 win over MAAC Champion Loyola (Md) College. She also recorded two assists in a 4-1 win over a Kansas team that finished 2001 as one of the Big 12’s top teams. Her biggest game of the season came during her two-goal performance versus the Golden Panthers. She scored the first ACC Tournament goal of her illustrious career in a 7-2 win over Maryland when Summer Corum collected the ball at the right corner of the field on a pass that led Corum to the Maryland end line. Corum sent a deep cross to the back post where Vik Edvardsen stood all alone and tucked the ball in to put FSU up 1-0. She now has seven multi-point games on the season and is third on the team with 21 points, tied for third with six goals and one game-winning goal, she leads the team with nine assists, is third with 44 shots and second with 26 shots on goal. Fifty-nine percent of her shots this season have been on frame.
Baker on Vik Edvardsen: Our all-time leading goal scorer is going to add on to that record this season. She played the entire summer in Norway with one of the country’s better teams and did very well. We expect nothing but a polished player coming into the preseason. She has gotten herself extremely fit and I think she wants to finish her college career on a high note and have her senior year be the best season ever.
2000: Appeared in 23 matches for the Seminoles scoring five goals and recording four assists…the most productive offensive player in the history of Florida State soccer…FSU’s all-time leading goal scorer (22) and all-time points leader (53)…her four game-winning assists were the second best single season total in FSU history…scored two of her five goals in two of the Seminoles’ biggest regular season wins in 2000 (Florida and Wake Forest)…tied the Florida game with a goal in the 81st minute and sealed the Wake Forest win with a goal in the 89th minute…recorded a goal and an assist in three different games in 2000…set an individual game-high for points with three on three occasions…tied for third on the team in 2000 in points (14), goals (5), game-winning goals (1), assists (4), shot percentage (.208) and shot-on-goal percentage (.625)…fifth on the team with 24 shots and 15 shots on goal.
1999: Started all 20 matches for FSU…led the team in goals (9), assists (3), points (21) and game-winning goals (4)…holds the record for third most goals (9) and game-winning goals (4) in a season and fourth most points (21) in a single season...recorded game-winning goals against Auburn, South Florida, Mercer and South Alabama...tied her single-game record for most second half goals with two against Stetson...tied the team record for first half assists with two against NC State.
1998: Made an immediate impact as a rookie with her ball handling skills...appeared in 20 matches and started eight...led the team with eight goals, 33 shots and 18 points...entered the FSU record books for goals and points in a single game and goals in a half when she scored four goals against Furman...had the game-winning goal and two assists against Furman...finished the season in the Top 20 in the NCAA for goals in a single game.
Club: Selected for Part of Country Team (15-16), an equivalent to the Olympic Developmental Program Regional Team...member of the Regional Team of Oslo, also an Olympic Developmental Program equivalent state team...participated in Norway's U-18 National Team Camp.
Personal: Among the top 50 cross-country skiers in Norway...twin sister Marte also plays for FSU. Born July 17, 1979