2008 Women's Soccer Season Highlights

UCF garnered plenty of attention during the year, including seven weeks in the national rankings.


Senior Danielle dos Santos finished as UCF's team leader in goals (8) and points (21).

Nov. 17, 2008

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ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - In 2008, UCF continued to prove it belongs on the national stage in Division I college soccer. The Knights made their 13th trip to the NCAA Tournament, which ranks as the 16th most appearances in the entire country and the most of any school in the state of Florida. Here's a look back at some of the highlights.

Team Notes
• The 14-win season secured UCF of posting at least 10 victories for the 22nd time in 28 years of competition. It also was the seventh time in 10 seasons under head coach Amanda Cromwell that the Black and Gold registered 14 wins or more, as well as reached the NCAA Tournament.

• UCF took on a very difficult non-conference schedule and survived with an impressive 5-2-1 record. It went 2-2-0 against ranked teams, including wins over No. 19 Florida and No. 17 Illinois.

• Based on the Nov. 2 RPI ranking, UCF posted wins over #7 Florida, #26 Miami (Fla.), #27 Illinois, #65 Colorado College, #67 Memphis, #72 Rice and #100 Pacific.

• Shut out eight teams during the season: Florida, Hartford, Pacific, Illinois, Marshall, Houston, SMU and Tulsa. Conversely, UCF was only shut out three times, and they were all to teams that made the NCAA Tournament.

• Averaged 360 fans per home game, the most since Amanda Cromwell took over the program in 1999. That included three crowds of over 450 fans.

• Nationally ranked during seven different weeks of the 2008 season.

Individual Notes
• Tied a Conference USA high with six selections to the All-C-USA Teams. Also had one Knight named to the All-Academic Team.
- First Team: MF Becca Thomas - 5 goals, 6 assists, 16 points, 3 game-winners
- First Team: D Nikki Moore - 1,824 minutes, 8 UCF shutouts, 0 goals, 2 assists, 2 points
- Second Team: F Yvonne George - 5 goals, 7 assists, 17 points, 2 game-winners
- Second Team/Freshman Team: GK Aline Reis - 13-6-3, 6 shutouts, 107 saves
- Freshman Team: MF Stacie Hubbard - 1,621 minutes, 0 goals, 3 assists, 3 points
- Academic Team: D Sarah de Leon - 1,514 minutes, 8 UCF shutouts, 1 goal, 0 assists, 2 points

• Thirteen different Knights scored a goal while 18 players registered at least one point.

• Aline Reis' 107 saves tied for the fifth most in a single-season in UCF history.

 

 

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