It's rabbit season...duck season...SOCCER SEASON!
Opening day is upon us Knight fans. And what better way to kick it off than a match against rival USF? But before game time commences at 7:30 tonight in Tampa, the No. 12 UCF women's soccer team made positive headlines once again this week.
Graham Hays of ESPNW broke down the 2012 season and mentioned UCF as a team to watch. Hays writes:
"Central Florida: Last season was tremendous for teams from beyond the traditional power conferences in women's college soccer, with Central Florida, Memphis, Pepperdine and Wisconsin-Milwaukee among the programs that spent much of the season climbing the polls. Central Florida reached the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament and eliminated North Carolina in Chapel Hill in a Sweet 16 penalty shootout. With nine returning players who logged at least 1,000 minutes last season, the Golden Knights are among the best positioned to try and prove last season's upswing was no fluke."
You can read more of the article here. On to Tishia Jewell.
Our fearless leader has already been named to the All-Conference USA Preseason Team, two Preseason All-American lists and the Hermann Trophy Watch List. On Friday, she appeared on Soccer America's list of the top 100 players in the country. This ranking - which includes sophomore, juniors and seniors - includes the highest ranked college soccer players in the nation and will be updated weekly.
Jewell clocks in at No. 31 as the highest ranked Conference USA player. She is joined by fellow conference members Lizzy Simonin (No. 38) and Christabel Oduro (No. 82) of Memphis.