The Florida State Women’s Soccer team captured their first National Championship with a 1-0 win over the University of Virginia. The Seminoles finished the season 24-1-1 and did not concede a goal throughout the entire NCAA Tournament. Florida State had already defeated the Cavaliers 1-0 twice this season, once in the regular season and again for the ACC Championship.
This match, like the two previous, was extremely close. Both teams were held scoreless for the first 83 minutes until Florida State midfielder Jamia Fields put one inside the near post, her fourth of the postseason, and the Seminoles took a 1-0 lead. Virginia had their opportunities during the last seven minutes, but the Seminole defense held strong again.
Florida State had made the Women’s College Cup four years in a row, but weren’t able to break through until last year. Head Coach Mike Krikorian is just the second coach in Women’s Soccer history to win National Championships at multiple levels. He won two at Division II Franklin Pierce.