THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2001
Marit Foss Wins Florida Sports Award

June 14, 2001

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former JU women's soccer standout, Marit Foss, was named Best Amateur Women's Soccer Player last Saturday night at the 2001 Florida Sports Awards in Jacksonville, Fla. Foss earned the Jasper after helping lead the Dolphins to their best season in school history.

In Foss' senior campaign last fall, she helped lead the Dolphins to their first NCAA postseason appearance and first Trans America Athletic Conference title. In addition, Foss led the nation in assists for the second time in her career with 28 (in 1998 Foss led the NCAA in assists with 20), and while finishing her career with 70 assists, which ranks her fourth in NCAA history.

Winning the Jasper on Saturday night was not the first acclaim Foss earned following the 2000 season. Collegesoocer.com named Foss a third-team All-American, Soccer Buzz named her a first-team Southeast Region All-American and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America named her a second-team Southeast Region All-American. Foss was also named first-team All-TAAC for the third straight year.

Foss' assist total in 2000 ranks as the fifth-best in NCAA history, and her 1.27 assists per game average ranks seventh. Foss ranks second all-time in the NCAA with a career assists per game average of 0.86. On September 1, 2000, Foss tied a NCAA record with six assist vs. Alabama A&M.

Now as the new assistant coach for the Dolphins, Foss looks forward to working with head coach Mike Johnson and leading the 2001 squad to a second straight NCAA appearance and TAAC title.