Trio Of Women's Soccer Stars On All Mid-Atlantic Team
Dec. 1, 1999
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Maryland womenís soccer team placed three players on the 1999 Mid-Atlantic all-region team as released by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) on Wednesday. Senior midfielder Jackie Mynarski (Somers, N.Y.) led the way as she was named to the first team. Senior midfielder Emily Janss (Brandon, Fla.) and freshman defender Lindsay Givens (Downingtown, Pa.) were named to the third team. For Janss it was the second time she was honored in the region, she was a second-team selection in 1997.
Mynarski had a stellar season in her finale at Maryland, as she earned all Mid-Atlantic first team and All-ACC second team honors in 1999. The senior midfielder led the Terps in scoring throughout the season, finishing with a team-high 11 goals and 24 points. Mynarski was named to the ACC All-Tournament team after scoring the game-winning goal in Marylandís 2-1 win over Duke in the quarterfinals. She also scored the game-winner in the regular season finale, which clinched the No. 2 seed in the ACC Tournament for Maryland, in the 1-0 win over Florida State on Oct. 31. She was also named the ACC Player of the Week on Nov. 1 after scoring the clincher. Mynarski scored the game-winning goal five times in 1999, including three consecutive shutout wins from Oct. 6-10. For that great effort, Mynarski was named to the Soccer America Team of the Week on Oct. 11. She finished as the sixth all-time leading scorer with 58 points and fifth-greatest goal scorer with 24. Mynarski also ranks 10th in career in assists with 10. Her senior goal total of 11, stands as the seventh greatest single-season goal-scoring total and her 24 points tied for the 10th-best single-season goal total.
Janss, who had a decorated career at Maryland, was named to the all Mid-Atlantic third team and All-ACC first team in 1999. During the season she picked up many honors, being named to the Soccer America Team of the Week three times (Aug. 30, Oct. 19 and Oct. 26). The midfielder was named the ACC Player of the Week and SoccerTimes.com National Player of the Week on Oct. 19 after scoring both goals, including the game-winner to upset No. 9 Clemson on Oct. 17. She was also named to the ACC All-Tournament team after helping Maryland to the ACC Semifinals with a 2-1 victory over No. 21 Duke in the quarterfinals. Janss finished second on the team in goals with eight and points with 19 as a senior. She also recorded four game-winning goals. After starting all 22 games as a senior, Janss played in every game during her Maryland career, 95, which ranks as the second-highest total of career games played in Maryland history. She also ranks ninth all-time in goals with 17 and points with 42. She served as a captain as a junior and senior.
An all Mid-Atlantic third team selection, Givens was an impact freshman for the Terps. She started all 22 games on defense and recorded five assists to finish second on the team. The freshman was four off the class record of assists, set by Emmy Harbo (9) in 1995. Throughout the season, Givens showed off her amazing talent on throw-ins which gave Maryland many opportunities on offense. Givens picked up her fifth assist on a perfect throw-in to Emily Janss in the box to give Maryland a 1-0 lead against Clemson in the Terpsí upset win over the then-No. 9 Tigers.
The Terps finished their first season under ACC Coach of the Year Shannon Higgins-Cirovski with an 11-10-1 record and advanced to the second round of the
NCAA Tournament, in the teamís fifth consecutive playoff appearance.