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Senior Day Tribute



Oct. 21, 2011

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - On Sunday, October 23, the Florida State soccer team will pay tribute to this year's senior class before taking the field against intra-state rival Miami in the final home game of the regular season.

The Seminoles will recognize the six members of this year's class featuring Janice Cayman, Katya Gokhman, Tori Huster, Toni Pressley, Katie Riley and Ella Stephan.

Seminoles.com took some time to get a few final thoughts from this year's graduating class on their time spent at Florida State and what's in store for them in the future.

Janice Cayman

Q: Describe your most memorable moment during your time at Florida State?
A: It would have to be when I scored two goals against Virginia Tech in last year's regular season finale.

Q: With all the trips that you have taken over the last two years which one was your favorite and why?
A: This year we took a sleeper bus to Clemson and that was the first time I took a bus like that, so it was pretty funny to see everybody trying to climb up into the bunks especially coach Krikorian.

Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now on October 23, 2021?
A: I hope I will still be playing soccer somewhere and maybe have a family.

Q: What is the best piece of advice that you will leave to your teammates?
A: To enjoy every moment and to enjoy each other's company.

Q: If there was one item/quality (tangible or not) that you could leave behind, what would it be and who would you leave it to?
A: I will leave my Belgium flag to Jessica Price.

Katya Gokhman

Q: Describe your most memorable moment during your time at Florida State?
A: It would have to be when we played Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament last year and I scored my first goal at Florida State.

Q: With all the trips that you have taken over the last two years which one was your favorite and why?
A: The Stanford trip because it was the first time I got play in an NCAA Quarterfinal match.

Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now on October 23, 2021?
A: Hopefully having a successful coaching career.

Q: What is the best piece of advice that you will leave to your teammates?
A: To work hard; that's all you can do at this level. Everyone is just as good and what's going to separate you is your hard work.

Q: If there was one item/quality (tangible or not) that you could leave behind, what would it be and who would you leave it to?
A: I will leave my white headband behind because that is one of the things that separate me from everyone else and I would leave it to one of the freshmen.

Tori Huster

Q: Describe your most memorable moment during your time at Florida State?
A: It would be our Black Out game my sophomore year at home against North Carolina. I remember winning the corner kick for us with a couple seconds left. Lauren Switzer took the corner kick and I remember standing behind Ella as she went up and headed the ball in for us to win in overtime.

Q: With all the trips that you have taken over the last four years which one was your favorite and why?
A: My favorite trip would have to be our two trips out to Boston my freshman and junior seasons. Boston is like a second home to me so it's always fun to go back there.

Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now on October 23, 2021?
A: In 10 years, I will be 32 so I might be a little too old to still be playing soccer but if I'm not still playing I will probably be on the Housewives of Jersey Shore.

Q: What is the best piece of advice that you will leave to your teammates?
A: To have no regrets because you don't realize how fast these four years go by.

Q: If there was one item/quality (tangible or not) that you could leave behind, what would it be and who would you leave it to?
A: I am going to put a picture of myself in the locker room and leave it to the whole team for next year.

Toni Pressley

Q: Describe your most memorable moment during your time at Florida State?
A: It would have to be when I was on ESPN's Top 10 Plays which was pretty cool. It was a header goal against Wake Forest.

Watch Toni's goal on ESPN's Top 10 Plays

Q: With all the trips that you have taken over the last four years which one was your favorite and why?
A: It would be our trip to Boston my freshman year. We went and had lunch in Quincy Market at a place called Dick's Last Resort. The waiter gave us all these funny hats; it was really funny.

Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now on October 23, 2021?
A: Probably with five kids and my own reality TV show on VH1.

Q: What is the best piece of advice that you will leave to your teammates?
A: To always have fun no matter what you are doing.

Q: If there was one item/quality (tangible or not) that you could leave behind, what would it be and who would you leave it to?
A: I will leave my jar of toe jam to Casey Short because she loves feet.

Katie Riley

Q: Describe your most memorable moment during your time at Florida State?
A: Assisting the game-winning goal against Boston College.

Q: With the trips you took this year which one was your favorite and why?
A: The trip to North Carolina this year because the team had dinner at Taylor Vancil's house one of the nights. We ate yummy food and played a bunch of games in her huge backyard.

Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now on October 23, 2021?
A: I see myself happily married with two or three kids living in Palo Alto, CA. Hopefully I will be a professor at Stanford University conducting sport psychology research.

Q: What is the best piece of advice that you will leave to your teammates?
A: I am not sure who this quote belongs to, but: "Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny." That is true in all of life, both on the field and off.

Ella Stephan

Q: Describe your most memorable moment during your time at Florida State?
A: Meeting my roommates

Q: With all the trips that you have taken over the last four years which one was your favorite and why?
A: The trip out to stanford was my favorite. We chartered a very small plane and the trip took longer than expected. Janice always sits next to me on away trips and we made the most it, it turned out to be an awesome trip to Stanford. (this does not include the returning flight).

Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now on October 23, 2021?
A: I'm not exactly sure where I see myself in 10 years, but by then I hope to have accomplished my dream of playing professionally and have earned a masters degree in the field of nutrition.

Q: What is the best piece of advice that you will leave to your teammates?
A: Be there for each other, work hard for each other, and cherish the time you spend with your teammates, they will be some of your best memories.

Q: If there was one item/quality (tangible or not) that you could leave behind, what would it be and who would you leave it to?
A: I'm gonna have to leave my sunscreen in the locker room. I'm not gonna be there in the years to come to regulate UVA and UVB protection, so hopefully the bottle of SPF will be a friendly reminder.

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