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Year in Review: Woodbury grad Kassey Kallman has quite a year

In 2013, Kassey Kallman’s name was on nearly every list pertaining to women’s soccer honors. (Bulletin file photo)

In 2013, Kassey Kallman’s name was on nearly every list pertaining to women’s soccer honors.

Most notably, Kallman, a Woodbury High School graduate and a senior at Florida State is one of 15 semifinalists from across the country for the Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy. The MAC Hermann Trophy is the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer – basically soccer’s Heisman Trophy – and is presented annually during a January banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

A three-time all-conference honoree, Kallman was also med All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Kallman garnered first team accolades and is the 13th Seminole to earn first team honors.

Florida State reached the College Cup final this season, taking runner-up to UCLA in the national championship game.

This past season at Florida State, Kallman started every game in a backline that ranks in the top 20 nationally in goals against average (7th - .482) and shutout percentage (17th - 0.577). She helped FSU post 15 shutouts including five during the postseason when combining both ACC Tournament (two games) and NCAA Tournament (three games) matches. The Seminoles allowed just 13 goals this season - two fewer than the school-record set on two prior occasions in 2008 and 2012. Kallman has tallied 92 career starts in four seasons at Florida State with 27 points on 10 goals and seven assists. The senior captain has five points on two goals and one assist this year with all five points coming in the NCAA Tournament.

In 2013, Kallman has been named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year, garnered Most Valuable Player honors at the ACC Tournament and earned a spot on the ACC All-Tournament team. A finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, Kallman was also honored as a second team Academic All-American by Capital One for the second year in a row.

-Patrick Johnson

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson has been the South Washington County Bulletin’s sports editor since 2008. He reports on and oversees coverage of high school and amateur sports in south Washington County and Woodbury. Prior to joining the Bulletin, Johnson worked for other Twin Cities suburban newspapers. He is a University of Minnesota graduate.
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