King Maneuvers Past Opponent

Senior midfielder Tziarra King attempting to maneuver past an opponent during the Wake Forest vs. NC State soccer match on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at W. Dennie Spry stadium. King scored the only goal in a match that saw NC State and Wake Forest tie 1-1.

For the first time in 24 years, the NC State women’s soccer team had a player earn All-American honors as senior midfielder Tziarra King was named to the third team on Thursday night. The last player for women’s soccer to be named All-American was Thori Staples Bryan in 1995.

This is not the first honor that King has picked up this season, with the senior, who will be graduating this month with a 4.0 GPA and a nutritional science degree, also being named to the All-ACC and All-Region teams as well as CoSIDA's Academic All-America First Team.

King racked up 32 points (13 goals and six assists) this season, helping her team earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship for the fourth year in a row and reach the Sweet 16 for the third time in four years. Across her career King has recorded 115 points (48 goals and 19 assists) in 88 career games for the Wolfpack.

The 115 career points rank King third in program history behind just Charmaine Hooper and Laura Kerrigan. King also ranks third in total goals and cracks the top-10 in starts, games played and assists.

The All-American honors and stellar senior season are the last few pieces on King’s already impressive resume and the midfielder looks to have the ability to take the next step and go pro after graduation. 

Assistant Sports Editor

I'm Nicholas Schnittker, one of the two assistant sports editors for Technician. I'm in the class of 2022 and am currently majoring in communication and minoring in journalism. I have been at Technician since August 2018 and an editor since May 2019.