Five members of the UCF women’s soccer team were recognized for their impressive play this season on Tuesday as they earned honors from Conference USA. Junior Tishia Jewell (Satellite Beach, Fla.) and sophomore Marissa Diggs (Rowlett, Texas) both garnered spots on the All-C-USA First Team.
Seniors Stacie Hubbard (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Aline Reis (Campinas, Brazil) were selected to the all-conference second team and Carleigh Williams (Beverly Hills, Fla.) was named to the all-freshman squad.
The group has helped UCF post another stellar season. The Knights, who are 11-3-5 overall, open play at the C-USA Championship in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern against East Carolina. UCF went 6-2-3 in league games.
The All-C-USA First Team honor is the second-straight for Jewell, who leads the league with eight assists. The forward also has six goals on the year for 20 points, which ranks second in the conference. Jewell has recorded 67 shots in 2011.
Diggs has started all 19 contests at center back and leads UCF with 1,814 minutes. She has two goals on the season. Diggs played all but seven minutes during C-USA games as UCF allowed just seven goals in 11 contests. She has helped the Knights record nine shutouts during the year. In 2010, the Texas native was voted onto the C-USA All-Freshman Team and also garnered all-league second team honors.
Hubbard has logged 1,415 minutes at defensive center midfielder and has recorded five goals and two assists for 12 points. Her four game-winning goals rank second in C-USA. Hubbard has also bolstered a UCF defense that ranks second in C-USA in goals allowed with only 15 in 19 matches.
The all-conference honor is the fourth of Reis’ career. The goalkeeper has started all 19 games this year and boasts a 9-3-5 record. She has registered eight shutouts and has a 0.75 goals against average with 68 saves. Reis ranks in the top-10 nationally in goalkeeper minutes as she has been on the field for all but 16 minutes this year.
Williams has started all 19 contests at left back and played 1,633 minutes during the regular season. She played all but 143 minutes during C-USA matches.
The league’s 12 head coaches voted on the all-conference teams.
UCF’s Conference USA Honors
All-C-USA First Team
All-C-USA Second Team