Dec. 9, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) - The accolades continued to pour in for the Florida State Women's Soccer team in 2011 as three Seminoles were recognized as All-Americans by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Juniors Ines Jaurena and Tiffany McCarty were named second team All-Americans, while senior Tori Huster garnered third team honors.
The trio played a major role in leading Florida State to its first ACC championship in 2011 and getting the Seminoles back to the College Cup for the fifth time in school history.
The announcement of the All-America team comes just days after all three Seminoles were named to the NSCAA All-Southeast Region first team.
This marks the second time that McCarty has been named an All-American as she earned first team accolades from the NSCAA, Soccer America and TopDrawerSoccer in 2009. The award is the first for both Huster and Jaurena.
Jaurena started all 26 games for Florida State as each start came in the Seminole backline. She helped lead FSU to 12 shutout s including three in the NCAA Tournament. The junior defender set season-highs for points (11) and goals (4), while three of her four goals were game-winners. Jaurena earned first team All-ACC honors in 2011 and was named a semifinalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy.
McCarty finished the 2011 season as the team leader in points (42), goals (18), shots (80) and game-winning goals (4), while sitting tied for second in assists (6). A two-time first team All-ACC selection, the Laurel, Md., native started all 26 games for the Seminoles at the forward position. This year McCarty became FSU's all-time career leader in points, goals and shots. The junior forward was also named a MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist.
Huster also started all 26 games in the midfield for the Seminoles in 2011. The Cincinnati, Ohio native wrapped up her four-year career in Tallahassee with 91 starts - fifth most in school history. She finished her senior campaign fourth on the team in points with 16 recording six goals and four assists. Huster went on to garner first team All-ACC, first team Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District and College Cup All-Tournament team honors this year.
Florida State was one of just three schools nationally to have at least three student-athletes honored as All-Americans by the NSCAA joining Stanford (4) and Memphis (3). The three honorees led all schools in the ACC.
The 49 athletes will be recognized at the annual All-America Luncheon, to be held in the Kansas City Convention Center's Grand Ballroom on Saturday, Jan. 14, in conjunction with the 2012 NSCAA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.