By Official Florida FC

Emily Madril and Jaelin Howell were named first team All-Americans on Thursday afternoon.

The Florida State seniors led the Seminoles to the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament and a 20-1-2 record prior to Friday’s College Cup semifinal against Rutgers. Madril, a central defender who has played a team-leading 2,106 minutes, is part of a defense that has conceded only two goals in six postseason matches.

Emily Madril, Yujie Zhao and Jaelin Howell were all named United Soccer Coaches All-Americans on Dec. 2. (Photo illustration courtesy Florida State Athletics.)

Howell is a two-time first team All-American. The reigning MAC Hermann winner for best player in college soccer has been the tempo-setter in midfield all season long. Her two goals and four assists belie her impact in the middle of the pitch.

This year is the 13th time Florida State has produced multiple All-Americans. Midfielder Yujie Zhao earned second team All-America honors after recording five goals and nine assists for the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament champion.

Two other players with Florida ties were among the 47 recognized by the United Soccer Coaches.

USF junior forward Sydny Nasello was named as a second team midfielder after producing 11 goals and five assists for the American Athletic Conference regular season champions. Nasello was a first team All-American during the 2020-21 season for the Bulls.

The final Floridian to earn All-American honors was Virginia midfielder Lia Godfrey. The sophomore from Fleming Island helped the Cavaliers win the ACC regular season title and post a 18-3-2 record. Godfrey’s 12 assists were tied for 12th nationally.

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