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Florida State Seminoles women's soccer

The Florida State Seminoles women's soccer team represents Florida State University (variously Florida State or FSU) in the sport of college soccer. The Seminoles compete in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

Florida State Seminoles soccer
Florida State Seminoles alternate logo.svg
Founded1995
UniversityFlorida State University
Head coachMark Krikorian (15th season)
ConferenceACC
LocationTallahassee, FL
StadiumSeminole Soccer Complex
(Capacity: 1,600)
NicknameSeminoles
ColorsGarnet and Gold[1]
         
NCAA Tournament championships
  • 2014, 2018
NCAA Tournament runner-up
  • 2007, 2013
NCAA Tournament College Cup
NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
  • 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament Round of 16
  • 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
NCAA Tournament appearances
  • 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Conference Tournament championships
Conference Regular Season championships
  • 2009, 2012, 2014

Florida State has made twenty NCAA Tournament appearances, advancing to the second round on nineteen occasions, the third round on seventeen occasions, and to the quarterfinals on fourteen occasions. Florida State has gone on to make ten appearances in the College Cup, advancing to the final on four occasions, finishing as runner-up in 2007 and 2013 and champions in 2014 and 2018. The Seminoles have won the regular season conference title three times and the conference tournament six times. Florida State has had twenty-five All-American players and a Hermann Trophy winner in Mami Yamaguchi. Florida State has also sent ten players to the NWSL with six first-round draft picks.

The Seminoles play their home games in the Seminole Soccer Complex on the university's Tallahassee, Florida campus, and are currently led by head coach Mark Krikorian.

HistoryEdit

 
Florida State plays home games at the Seminole Soccer Complex.

The Florida State Seminoles have one of the top women's soccer programs in the nation. The University added women's soccer as its 17th varsity sport in 1998, and have qualified for the NCAA tournament every year since 2000, appearing in the Women's College Cup tournament ten times since 2003. In final season rankings, they have been in the top 10 every year since 2005. Florida State finished the 2007 and 2013 seasons as national runner-up with a second-place finish in the polls. The Seminoles finished first in the polls in 2014 and 2018, winning the national title.

All-Time recordEdit

 
Mark Krikorian is the most successful coach in school history with a record of 276–66–30.
  Year   Head Coach   Overall     Conference  
1995 Heather Kerby 4–14–1 0–7–0
1996 Heather Kerby 12–7–1 2–5–0
1997 Heather Kerby 8-12–0 0–7–0
1998 Heather Kerby 7–11–3 1–5–1
1999 Patrick Baker 9–10–1 0–6–1
2000 Patrick Baker 14–8–2 2–4–1
2001 Patrick Baker 15–8–1 4–3–0
2002 Patrick Baker 13–7–3 3–3–1
2003 Patrick Baker 17–8–1 4–2–1
2004 Patrick Baker 12–5–3 5–3–1
2005 Mark Krikorian 20–4–1 8–2–0
2006 Mark Krikorian 18–4–4 5–2–3
2007 Mark Krikorian 18–6–3 6–2–2
2008 Mark Krikorian 17–3–3 8–1–1
2009 Mark Krikorian 19–5–1 7–2–1
2010 Mark Krikorian 16–6–1 7–2–1
2011 Mark Krikorian 18–7–1 5–5–0
2012 Mark Krikorian 20–4–0 8–2–0
2013 Mark Krikorian 23–2–3 10–1–2
2014 Mark Krikorian 24–1–1 9–0–1
2015 Mark Krikorian 18–3–4 6–1–3
2016 Mark Krikorian 14–4–4 6–2–2
2017 Mark Krikorian 13–7–1 5–4–1
2018 Mark Krikorian 20–4–3 5–4–1
2019 Mark Krikorian 18–6–0 8–2–0
Record 387–156–46 (.697) 124–77–24 (.604)
  • Soccer was officially recognized by the university as a varsity sport beginning with the 1998 season

Current rosterEdit

2019 Roster[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
0   GK Caroline Jeffers
2   FW Jenna Nighswonger
3   MF Abbey Newton
4   MF Kristina Lynch
6   MF Jaelin Howell
7   DF Ali Kalayjian
8   FW Paige LeBerge
9   MF Kirsten Pavlisko
10   FW Deyna Castellanos
12   MF Heather Payne
13   FW Leilanni Nesbeth
No. Position Player
16   DF Gabby Carle
17   DF Malia Berkely
20   FW Kristen McFarland
22   DF Alyssa Conarton
23   DF Taylor Radecki
24   FW Makala Thomas
25   MF Emily Madril
26   DF Clara Robbins
33   MF Yujie Zhao
45   GK Brooke Bollinger

College CupEdit

The Seminoles have appeared in the College Cup a total of ten times, the 2nd most appearances of any ACC school and thrird-most nationally behind UNC and Notre Dame.[3]

Year Result
2003 Finalist
2005 Finalist
2006 Finalist
2007 Runner-Up
2011 Finalist
2012 Finalist
2013 Runner-Up
2014 Champion
2015 Finalist
2018 Champion

Florida State has made four appearances in the National Championship game:

Season Coach Result
2007 Mark Krikorian FSU 0, USC 2
2013 Mark Krikorian FSU 0, UCLA 1 (OT)
2014 Mark Krikorian FSU 1, Virginia 0
2018 Mark Krikorian FSU 1, North Carolina 0

AwardsEdit

 
Mami Yamaguchi won the Herman Trophy during her time at Florida State.
 
Dagny Brynjarsdottir was a finalist for the Herman Trophy.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Colors – University Communications". October 11, 2015. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  2. ^ "2019-20 Soccer Roster". seminoles.com. Florida State University. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
  3. ^ "Noles Set Sights on College Cup". Seminoles.com. Retrieved December 4, 2013.

External linksEdit

  • Seminoles.com – Official website of the Florida State Seminoles women's soccer team.