Reggae Girl Jody Brown and her Florida State University team have won the NCAA Division 1 women’s soccer College Cup with a 4-3 win over Brigham Young University on penalties on Monday.

FSU rebounded from last year when they lost the championship game to Santa Clara University on penalties, and their coach, Mark Krikorian, referenced that game in his post-match interview.

“It feels quite nice to be sitting on this side of it. Last year, I thought that we were quite good and had some unfinished business that we needed to address,” said Krikorian.

Chinese midfielder, Yujie Zhao, scored the winning penalty kick for the Seminoles who won their third women’s national championship in history and second in the past four years.

“I had faith that we were going to win in the penalty kicks. I was super, super happy,” Zhao said.

Their goalkeeper, Cristina Roque, made two saves in the penalty shootout.

“Last year, it just didn’t go our way and everyone was behind me then, and I knew whatever happened this year, they were going to be behind me. It does feel better here,” said Roque.

 

Zach Wilson reflected on a "crazy" draft process after the San Francisco 49ers traded up to number three overall during his pro day.

The BYU quarterback was being put through his paces in front of representatives from NFL teams as news filtered through of the Niners' move.

Originally in possession of the number three pick were the Miami Dolphins, who sent it to San Francisco in exchange for number 12, a third-rounder and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023.

Shortly after, the Dolphins struck a trade with the Philadelphia Eagles to go back up to number six. 

To do so, Miami parted with the number 12 pick they received from the Niners, a fourth-round pick and a 2022 first-rounder, while also receiving a fifth-round selection in return from the Eagles.

Wilson has been heavily connected to the New York Jets, who are scheduled to pick at number two.

That is a prospect he revealed would be a dream, with general manager Joe Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh among those watching him.

He also said he had been in discussions with the 49ers, whose GM John Lynch was in attendance at the pro day.

"It would obviously be a dream come true," Wilson said to ESPN when asked about the prospect of New York picking him at two.

"It was great to see those guys out here. Great staff. Love those guys. Joe Douglas is a great guy. It was good to see him out here. They've got a good thing going.

"I have spent some time with them on Zoom meetings, talking back and forth a little bit, but nothing more than any other team. 

"Coming up to the draft there are so many what ifs going in.

"But really I'm just so grateful to be here, grateful for the opportunity and humbled that I am even in this situation

"I'll be happy with whoever gives me the chance in the draft."

Asked about the 49ers' move, Wilson added: "I found out right after the throwing session, you know it is crazy. 

"That's what I was talking about, there are so many what ifs about what is going on, so we will see coming up in April. 

"I've had a couple of conversations with them as well, but we will see what happens coming up to April."

The 2021 NFL Draft will take place on April 29 in Cleveland.

Clemson Tigers QB Trevor Lawrence is expected to be picked at number one overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

As well as Lawrence and Wilson, there are likely to be three other QBs picked in a dramatic first round: Justin Fields, Trey Lance and Mac Jones.

Zach Wilson made the decision to enter the NFL Draft on Friday following a stunning junior season that has propelled him to the ranks of the top quarterbacks in the 2021 class. 

The BYU star entered the conversation as the potential second quarterback off the board behind Trevor Lawrence when leading the Cougars to an 11-1 record in 2020. 

His hopes of being taken after Lawrence may have taken a hit after Ohio State's Justin Fields ended the presumptive number one overall pick's likely final season with Clemson. 

A six-touchdown effort for the Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff semifinal may have re-established Fields as QB2 behind Lawrence. 

But Wilson still has an excellent chance of hearing his name called within the top 10 picks, if not even the top five. 

Here are five stats that illustrate just why he deserves his status as one of the elite quarterback prospects in the draft.

TD-INT ratio: 1st

With 32 passing touchdowns to just three interceptions, Wilson's touchdown-interception ratio of 10.67 is the best in college football in 2020. Among likely early round picks, Alabama's Mac Jones is next on the list (9.00).

Completion percentage: 4th

Wilson has displayed deadly accuracy throughout 2020. His ball placement on throws to all levels of the field has been magnificent and that is reflected by his completion percentage.

He completed 73.1 per cent of his passes in 2020. Only three college football players have been superior in that regard, with National Championship quarterbacks Jones (77) and Fields (73.4) among them.

Yards per attempt: 3rd

Aggressive sometimes to a fault, Wilson has no fear in pushing the ball downfield, as revealed by his yards per pass attempt average, which in 2020 was a gaudy 11.04.

With one game in his season, and likely career, at Alabama to go, it is Jones who leads college football in yards per attempt (11.31), though his tally will have been significantly impacted by the skills of Heisman Trophy favourite DeVonta Smith.

Passer rating: 2nd

Wilson's remarkable season saw him finish with a passer rating of 195.6, ahead of fifth-placed Fields (186.7) and behind only - yes, you guessed it - Jones, whose rating of 203.0 is second since Stats Perform began collecting such data in 1996, only beaten by his Crimson Tide predecessor in Tua Tagovailoa.

Tagovailoa had a passer rating of 206.9 in his 2019 season, one which was curtailed by a serious hip injury.

Rushing TDs among QBs: Tied 4th

An elusive runner who can do damage with his legs as well as his arm, Wilson's dual-threat ability is reflected by his 10 rushing touchdowns in 2020.

It is an area where he has the edge over less mobile prospects like Jones. Just three quarterbacks scored more touchdowns on the ground this college football season, with Cincinnati's intriguing prospect Desmond Ridder (12) among them.

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