Jan. 15, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State Women's Soccer team was honored with three student-athletes earning postseason accolades from Soccer America as announced by the national organization on Tuesday, January 15.
Senior defender Ines Jaurena was named a first team MVP, while senior forward Tiffany McCarty earned second team MVP honors. Freshman midfielder Isabella Schmid was recognized on the All-Freshman first team.
Jaurena's nod marks the sixth straight year that a Florida State player has earned first team MVP honors. McCarty is the only Seminole to be recognized as an MVP by Soccer America on multiple occasions earning first team honors in 2009 and 2011 and second team accolades in 2012.
A three-time all-conference honoree, Jaurena was named to the All-ACC first team for the second year in a row in 2012. She started all 24 games and ranked sixth on the team with 11 points on four goals and three assists including a career-high three game-winning goals. She registered the second most minutes played on the team with 2,114. The French native wrapped up a stellar playing career at Florida State earning first team NSCAA All-America honors, while being recognized as a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy.
McCarty, who also became a three-time All-ACC selection in 2012 after earning a spot on the second team, started all 24 games and led the team in points (39), goals (17) and shots (63), while tying for the team lead with five game-winning goals. The Laurel, Md., native caught fire in the postseason scoring 10 goals in seven games including three multi-goal games. She finished the season ranked in the top 10 in the ACC in three offensive categories while ranking nationally in total goals (10th), game-winning goals (t-17th), total points (15th), goals per game (19th) and points per game (27th). A third team All-American by the NSCAA in 2012, McCarty leaves Florida State as the record holder in 12 different offensive categories.
Schmid was a stalwart in the midfield for the Seminoles all season long starting 19 matches while tallying over 1,500 minutes on the pitch in her first season in Tallahassee. The freshman midfielder registered three points on a goal and an assist as all three points were of the game-winning variety. Her goal against Texas A&M in the third round of the NCAA Tournament proved to be the game-winner in a 4-0 victory over the Aggies. Schmid's first collegiate point came off an assist as she found Jaurena for the first goal of the game against Clemson. The German native becomes the sixth Seminole in school history to earn All-Freshman first team honors.