#2 Florida State Women's Soccer 2014 Preview

Florida State Seminoles

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#2 Florida State Women's Soccer 2014 Preview
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Everything came together for Florida State and Coach Mark Krikorian during the 2013 campaign. The Seminoles did not lose a game until the second to last contest of the regular season when they fell 1-0 in overtime to Virginia. But this team had bigger plans than just going much of the year without a loss. They went on to win the ACC Tournament and cruised through the early stages of the NCAA Tournament to the College Cup. In fact, the Seminoles outscored their opponents 16-1 in their first four NCAA Tournament games. At the College Cup, Florida State got passed Virginia Tech 3-2 before falling in the national title game 1-0 to UCLA.

2013 Record: 23-2-3, 10-1-2
2013 Postseason: NCAA
Coach: Mark Krikorian

Returning Leaders:
Goals: Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Senior, M, 14
Assists: Megan Campbell, Senior, D, 13
Shots: Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Senior, M, 74
Saves: None

Other Key Returnees: F/M Berglind Thorvaldsdottir, M/F Jamia Fields, M Marta Bakowska-Mathews, M Michaela Hahn, M Nickolette Driesse, M Isabella Schmid, D/M Carson Pickett, D/M Kristin Grubka, D/M Kirsten Crowley

Key Losses: GK Kelsey Wys, D Kassey Kallman

The Seminoles return their top eight point earners to a team that ranked second in the ACC with 2.11 goals per game. Dagny Brynjarsdottir led Florida State with 14 goals and added five assists. Fellow midfielder Marta Bakowska-Mathews only started three games, but she played a huge role off of the bench and netted eight goals. Jamia Fields is an experienced senior who has helped lead her team to three straight College Cups. Berglind Thorvaldsodottir is coming off of a great freshman campaign in which she scored seven goals. A couple of the best passers on the team are back Megan Campbell and midfielder Debbie Hahn. Campbell’s 13 assists were second on FSU’s all-time single season list and Hahn added seven more. With so much talent returning this already would be one of the better offenses in the country, but they also added Cheyna Williams. In her two years at Vanderbilt, Williams scored 22 goals and added 11 assists. As a sophomore she earned first-team All-SEC honors and she will hope to earn some more accolades during her two years in Tallahassee.

Florida State ranked 11th in the nation by allowing just over a half a goal per game. But there are major concerns on the defensive end of the pitch with the departures of All-American defender Kassey Kallman and All-American keeper Kelsey Wys. Both were drafted in the first two rounds of the 2014 NWSL Draft. The defensive end does return Campbell, along with Carson Pickett, Kristin Grubka and Kirsten Crowley, so the unit is not completely devoid of talent and experience. However, the only two goalies on the roster are both freshmen. True freshman Caroline Brockmeier and redshirt freshman Cassie Miller are both talented, but obviously lack experience at this level.

Final Projection:
On paper, this is a Florida State squad that has all of the tools to make yet another appearance in the College Cup. The offense will be extremely potent, but there could be a significant drop off in the defensive production and there is never much of a margin of error in the ACC or the NCAA Tournament. If this team can find consistency in goal, they will be eyeing more than just another trip to the College Cup.

Projected Postseason: NCAA Tournament

By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 2.11 (33rd in nation, 2nd in conference)
Goals-Against Average: 0.551 (11, 2)
Shutout Percentage: 0.536 (23, 3)
Save Percentage:  0.824 (52, 1)

Madness 2015 NWSL Draft Rankings:
#4 Kristin Grubka
#13 Megan Campbell
#17 Jamia Fields
#20 Dagny Brynjarsdottir

Madness 2014 Women’s Soccer Recruit Rankings:
#25 Caroline Brockmeier
#109 Arianna Hudson


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