By Official Florida FC
We had an opportunity to photograph nearly a dozen high school and college soccer matches in the year that was, including NCAA champion Florida State.
In the year to come, we hope to attend more games and photograph more of the women and men who play beautiful, exciting and enterprising soccer. Until then, we wish you nothing but joy and a solid first touch in 2022.
Jacksonville University forward Mohamed Soumah celebrates his first goal of the 2021 season during the first half of an Aug. 29, 2021 win over Wofford. (Photo by Official Florida FC) Jacksonville University’s Habib Famuditimi (17) is undercut by Wofford midfielder Jackson Wrobel during the second half of an Aug. 29, 2021 contest at Southern Oak Stadium. Jacksonville won 5-1 to improve to 1-1. Lipscomb fullback Alivia Carapazza is one of dozens of Floridians who will compete in the 2021 NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament. (Photo by Will Brown, Official Florida FC) Lipscomb midfielder Katia Hanger clatters into UNF attacker Jess Camken (7) during the first half of an ASUN Conference match. UNF won 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Will Brown, Official Florida FC) Flagler College celebrates after Josefine Nilsen’s 99th minute goal helped the top-ranked Saints beat Lynn University 4-3 in overtime on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (Photo by Will Brown) Florida State midfielder Yujie Zhao laments a missed opportunity during the first half of an August 22, 2021 win over Alabama. Florida State senior defender Emily Madril marshaled a defensse that has yet to allow a goal in two games this season. Flagler College goalie Sarah-Lisa Dubel makes the first of her two saves during the penalty kick shootout that decided the 2021 Peach Belt Conference Tournament title. Flagler won 3-1 to finish off an unbeaten season. (Photo by Will Brown) Savannah Lahtinen takes a touch during halftime of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament final on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Photo by Will Brown) Columbus State midfielder Carley Canzoneri controls the ball during the second half of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament final on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Photo by Will Brown) Maria Castorino Mujica celebrates Lorena Lopez’s 75th minute goal during the Peach Belt Conference Tournament final on Saturday, April 10, 2021. (Photo by Will Brown) Flagler College midfielder Annie Habeeb, left, and Columbus State’s Maria Kilset (16) vie for a header during the second half of the Peach Belt Conference Tournament final on Saturday, April 10, 2021.(Photo by Will Brown) Oviedo defender Grace Davis (23) consoles her teammates after the final whistle of the Region 1-7A final. Bartram Trail eliminated Oviedo 2-1. (Photo by Will Brown) Stanton College Prep midfielder Miles Andre, left, celebrates his 60th minute goal with Chris Russell. The Blue Devils won 2-1 to improve to 12-1-5. Stanton will face Daytona Beach Seabreeze in the Region 1-5A final. (Photo by Will Brown) Stanton College Prep midfielder Joseph Alberto (5) wins the ball from Fort Walton Beach midfielder Ezekiel Oswald during the second half of a FHSAA Region 1-5A semifinal. Stanton eliminated the Vikings 2-1. (Photo by Will Brown) Creekside’s Paige McSwigan, left, helps her teammate Avery Robinson off the turf following the final whistle in a FHSAA Region 1-6A semifinal. Fleming Island eliminated the Knights 3-2. (Photo by Will Brown) Fleming Island celebrates Kaitlyn Scherer’s opening goal inthe 25th minute of a FHSAA Region 1-6A semifinal. Scherer scored two goals in the Golden Eagles’ 3-2 win. (Photo by Will Brown) Menendez midfielder Antonio Giovanni (5) tries to win the ball in midfield against a Yulee player during a Region 1-4A quarterfinal while Tyler Owen (2) looks on from behind. Menendez won 1-0 to improve to 14-2. (Photo by Will Brown) Menendez fullback Camilo Vera (10) wins a header during the second half of a Region 1-4A quarterfinal win over Yulee. Menendez improved to 14-2. (Photo by Will Brown) Menendez forward Michael Malota’s first half free kick was the difference in a FHSAA Region 1-4A quarterfinal on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Menendez improved to 14-2. (Photo by Will Brown) Bishop Kenny midfielder Chloe Shaw wins a header during a Feb. 16, Region 1-4A quarterfinal win over Ridgeview. Shaw produced two assists in the Crusaders’ 5-0 win. Mandarin junior Pedro Alarcon lines up a free kick during a Jan. 6, 2021 match against St. Johns Creekside. Mandarin (13-3-1) has allowed two goals in its last eight matches. Creekside midfielder Aldin Tahirovic captained the Knights to the FHSAA Class 6A playoffs. The Knights are making their fourth consecutive playoff appearance.