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Seminoles Garner Preseason Accolades



Aug. 9, 2013

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - With this week marking the start of the 2013 soccer season, Florida State continues to make preseason headlines as five Seminoles were honored on All White Kit's preseason shortlists including Kelsey Wys, Kristin Grubka, Kassey Kallman, Dagny Brynjarsdottir and Isabella Schmid.

Wys is one of 15 goalkeepers named to AWK's preseason Golden Glove Award list, while Grubka and Kallman are on the list for Defender of the Year. Brynjarsdottir and Schmid were named to the Midfielder of the Year list.

Last year, the Florida State defense set school records for shutouts (17), goals against average (0.62) and fewest goals allowed in ACC play (4). The Seminole backline went on to finish the season ranked in the top 40 nationally in shutouts percentage (2nd), GAA (12th) and save percentage (36th).

Wys has 68 career starts under her belt and has posted a record of 51-15-2 with 30 shutouts and a GAA of 0.82 as the Seminole goalkeeper for the last three seasons. Kallman enters her senior season with 66 career starts and 22 points on eight goals and six assists. Grubka has made 35 consecutive starts in her two seasons at Florida State and was just one of four Seminoles to start every game in 2012. The junior defender has 25 career points on eight goals and nine assists.

Brynjarsdottir is back for her junior campaign as the Seminoles' top returning scorer. The Icelandic native posted single-season career-highs in every offensive category last year including goals (9), assists (9), points (27), shots (40) and game-winning goals (5). Schmid led all Seminole freshman a season ago with 19 starts tallying over 1500 minutes on the pitch. The German midfielder finished with three points (one goal, one assist) while recording 25 shots.

Florida State opens the 2013 season at home against Oregon State on Friday, August 23. Admission to every home game inside the Seminole Soccer Complex is free of charge. Seminole fans are encouraged to follow the Florida State Soccer team on twitter at @FSU_Soccer and remember to like the team on Facebook at www.facebook.com/FSUSoccer.

2013 AWK Preseason Shortlists

Golden Glove Award
Kelsey Wys

Defender of the Year
Kristin Grubka
Kassey Kallman

Midfielder of the Year
Dagny Brynjarsdottir
Isabella Schmid

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