Roundup: Soccer pair named All-Americans
Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 1:10 a.m.
Two University of Florida seniors — Holly King and Erika Tymrak — appear on 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America teams. This is the first such honor for King and second consecutive for Tymrak.
Top Southeastern Conference honors also went to this pair. Tymrak is the SEC Offensive Player of the Year while King picked up the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award.
Earlier this week, Tymrak was named among the 15 semifinalists for the 2012 Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, collegiate soccer's highest individual honor. Florida's 2012 leader in goals (9), assists (12), points (30) and game-winning goals (5), Tymrak finished her career with her name dotting several Gator charts. She appears third on the Gators' career charts in assists (40), sixth in points (104) and eighth for goals (32).
King earned a spot on the NSCAA All-America third team. She joined Tymrak on the All-SEC first team. She started every match at holding midfield and was second among the Gator field players with her average of 85.4 minutes per match.
VOLLEYBALL: The No. 14 seed Florida volleyball team (26-4) opened the NCAA First Round with a 3-0 sweep (25-9, 25-21, 25-21) of Tulsa (26-10) on Friday evening at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center. With the win, the Gators face the winner of the first match of the Gainesville Sub-Regional, College of Charleston (27-7), who earned a victory with a 3-2 thriller over Miami (FL).
Senior right-side hitter Tangerine Wiggs and junior middle blocker Chloe Mann were stellar on the night, sparking the Gators’ offense with .667 (8-0-12) and .500 (10-2-16) hitting efficiencies, respectively. Mann stuffed six blocks on the evening to lead all players on the court and out-block the Golden Hurricane as a team.