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Seminole Sunday Summary: FSU Soccer Advances to Round of 16; Four Noles Taken in NFL Draft

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After 5 1/2 months off, Florida State soccer showed no signs of rust on Saturday.

The top overall seed Seminoles kicked off the NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 victory over Milwaukee in the round of 32. The contest was scoreless for a half, but Kristen McFarland broke through just over a minute into the second half with a goal on an assist from Clara Robbins.

Gabby Carle and Jaelin Howell added goals in the 77th and 80th minutes, respectively, to put the match on ice. The Panthers didn’t manage a single shot in the match.

With the win, FSU improves to 12-0 and moves on to the round of 16. The Seminoles will take on Penn State on Wednesday.

Safety Hamsah Nasirildeen was the fourth and final FSU player taken in the 2021 NFL Draft. (Kyle Pulek/FSU athletics)

This week’s NFL Draft saw four Florida State football players get drafted — all on the defensive side of the ball.

The first FSU player off the board came off Friday night as cornerback Asante Samuel Jr. was selected 47th overall in the second round by the Los Angeles Chargers. Three Seminoles were selected on the third and final day on Saturday.

Defensive ends Janarius Robinson and Joshua Kaindoh each went in the fourth round. Robinson was selected 134th overall by the Minnesota Vikings. Kaindoh went 10 picks later to the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 144 overall.

The final FSU player off the board came early in the sixth round as safety Hamsah Nasirildeen was snagged up by the New York Jets with the 186th pick. Surprisingly, neither defensive tackle Marvin Wilson nor wide receiver Tamorrion Terry were selected, but each signed as a free agent. Wilson is now a member of the Cleveland Browns while Terry has signed with the Seattle Seahawks.


Weekly Commitments: AJ Duffy, 4-star QB* (No. 76 overall)*
Weekly Decommitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: No. 10 nationally, first in ACC (8 total commitments)*
Big Picture: FSU landed a top-100 prospect this week with the addition of 4-star quarterback AJ Duffy.

Men’s Basketball

Weekly Commitments: None
2022 Recruiting Class Ranking*: N/A (zero total commitments)*
Big Picture: It was a quiet week for FSU hoops.


Record: 22-16 (15-12 ACC)
Ranking: No. 15 Baseball America; No. 20 D1Baseball; No. 25 NCBWA
Past Week: (3-2), beat Georgia Tech in resumption of Saturday’s game, 13-10; lost at Georgia Tech on Sunday, 9-8; beat Stetson on Tuesday, 9-5; beat Troy on Friday, 3-2; lost to Troy on Saturday, 3-0
Upcoming: vs. Troy (Sunday); at Notre Dame (Friday and Saturday)
Recognitions: Mat Nelson, C (ACC Player of the Week)
Big Picture: FSU had a winning week, but it could have been much better. The Seminoles blew a 5-run lead on Sunday at Georgia Tech.

Track and Field

Ranking: Men No. 10 USTFCCCA, No. 5 South; Women No. 9 USTFCCCA, No. 7 South
Past Week: FSU participated in the UNF Invitational on Friday and Saturday
Upcoming: ACC Outdoor Championships (May 13-15)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU had an excellent showing in Jacksonville. The Seminoles recorded seven total victories.

Men’s Tennis

Record: 10-16
Ranking: None
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: TBD
Recognitions: Loris Pourroy (All-ACC second team)
Big Picture: The season is essentially over for FSU. The Seminoles will find out for sure on Monday.

Women’s Tennis

Record: 16-5
Ranking: No. 6 ITA
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: NCAA Tournament (TBD)
Recognitions: Giulia Pairone (All-ACC first team); Emmanuelle Salas (All-ACC third team)
Big Picture: FSU will find out who it takes on in the NCAA Tournament on Monday.

Men’s Golf

Ranking: No. 2 Golfweek Coaches Poll; No. 2 Golfweek/Sargarin; No. 2 Golfstat
Past Week: FSU fell to Clemson for the ACC Championship in match play on Monday
Upcoming: NCAA Regional (May 17-19, Tallahassee)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU came up short in the ACC title match, but the Seminoles have to like their chances in the NCAA Tournament.


Record: 35-8-1 (23-4-1 ACC)
Ranking: No. 6 NCFA Coaches; No. 7 Softball America; No. 6 D1Softball
Past Week: (3-1-1), beat Louisville on Sunday, 9-0; tied Louisville on Sunday in 11 innings, 0-0; beat NC State on Friday, 3-2; beat NC State on Saturday, 6-1; lost to NC State on Saturday, 5-2
Upcoming: vs. NC State (Sunday); at Pittsburgh (Friday);at Pittsburgh (Saturday, doubleheader)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After a hot streak, FSU has been brought back to earth a little bit over the last two weekends. FSU still leads the ACC.

Women’s Golf

Ranking: No. 9 Golfweek/Sargarin; No. 8 Golfstat; No. 5 WGCA Coaches Poll
Past Week: Idle
Upcoming: NCAA Regional (May 10-12, Louisville)
Recognitions: Beatrice Wallin (ACC Player of the Year, All-ACC); Charlotte Heath (All-ACC)
Big Picture: FSU now knows its NCAA Tournament destination. The Seminoles will head to Louisville next week.

Beach Volleyball

Record: 32-4
Ranking: No. 3 AVCA
Past Week: (1-0), beat South Carolina in CCSA Championship on Sunday, 3-2
Upcoming: NCAA Championships (Friday)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: FSU captured its fifth straight CCSA title last week; it will now aim for its first national championship.


Record: 12-0
Ranking: No. 1 United Coaches Poll; No. 1 seed NCAA Tournament
Past Week: (1-0), beat Milwaukee on Saturday in NCAA Tournament, 3-0
Upcoming: vs. Penn State (Wednesday, NCAA Tournament Sweet 16)
Recognitions: None
Big Picture: After more than five months off, FSU showed no signs of rust on Saturday. The Seminoles blanked Milwaukee to begin the NCAA Tournament.

*247Sports Composite rankings

Mike Ferguson is the editor of The Daily Nole. Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeWFerguson

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