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Casey Short

School

Florida State

Position
Midfielder
Major
Criminology
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Classroom

Short is a first team NSCAA Academic Southeast Region honoree in 2010 and a three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll honoree (2008, 2009, 2010). She was nnamed to the ACC All-Academic Team in 2010 and is a six-time member of the Dean’s List (Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011) at FSU.

Character

Head coach Mark Krikorian on Short - “Casey is another one of those exceptional student-athletes that we have here at Florida State.  She takes her academics very seriously and has performed admirably on the playing field.  Casey has worked diligently in her studies throughout her time here and will graduate a semester early.  Academics are the most important thing at Florida State as we prepare our student-athletes to be successful for life after soccer.  We also want our student-athletes to be successful athletes, but it is equally important that they are receiving the education and opportunity to excel in both areas – in the classroom and on the playing field.” 

Community

Short has registered 35.25 hours of community service volunteering at numerous events in the Tallahassee area.  She served as a peer mentor, was a guest speaker at Pace Center for Girls, participated in a Safety Campus Walk to help improve and identify safety issues around campus, surprised local youths as a guest reader for Drop Everything and Read Day and served as a volunteer coach at numerous soccer clinics.  Short has also supported several local causes including Relay for Life, Breast Cancer Awareness, Dance Marathon-Miracle Family Network and Let Us Play Fundraiser – helping to raise money to endow female athletic scholarships.  She was also a volunteer with Super CPR Day, donated and supported the Can Food Drive sponsored by the Second Harvest Food Bank during Thanksgiving and served as a peer mentor encouraging youth to do well on the statewide test by making handmade FCAT Cards as a means of motivating and inspiring the kids.  In her first three seasons, Short and her Seminole soccer teammates have held a ‘Paint It Pink’ contest to help spread the word and raise money in finding a cure for breast cancer.  The pink jerseys worn for each game have been auctioned off on-line with the proceeds going to Breast Cancer Awareness.

Competition

As a junior, Short was named to All-ACC Second Team. She was one of six Seminoles to start every game during the regular season and NCAA Tournament. She tallied 1,839 minutes on the pitch, which was the fourth most of action of any Seminole. She ranked third on the team in shots (38), shots on goal (18), goals (5) and fourth in assists (3). As a sophomore, she made her first appearance of the season against UAB - starting the second half and played 15 minutes. She missed the first six games of the season due to injury. In 2008, she was named to the All-ACC Freshman, garnered Soccer America Second Team Freshman All-American and Soccer Buzz Southeast Region First Team All-Freshman accolades. She appeared in 23 games making 18 starts while playing over 1,500 minutes in her first collegiate season. Short played as a member of the U-23 National Team during the spring and summer of 2011 and has extensive experience with the national team program.