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Kayla Darden

Kayla Darden

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Walton

Height:
5-7

Position:
F/M

12/13/2014

Glad Grads

Nearly 25 Knights received their diplomas this weekend

11/02/2014

Not Horsing Around

UCF blitzes SMU to advance to face UConn in American semifinals

10/24/2014

Repeat Complete

UCF women's soccer wins AAC regular season title for second-straight season

10/05/2014

Magic Eight

UCF blanks Houston, 4-0, for eighth-straight win

10/03/2014

No. 22 UCF Rolls Win Streak to Seven

Knights now stand as only unbeaten team in AAC

2014
- A starter in 17 of 23 matches
- Tied for third among UCF's leading goal-scorers with 5 on the season
- Recorded first multi-goal match of her career with two at Tulsa (9/28) in 4-1 win
- Scored in 4-0 win at Houston (10/5)
- Headed in a goal in 4-0 win over SMU in the American quarterfinals (10/5)
- Scored in UCF's NCAA Tournament first round matchup against Georgia

2013
- Assisted UCF's second goal, scored by Lena Petermann, in its 4-0 win against FGCU (9/22)
- Appeared off the bench in the quarterfinals, semis and American Athletic Conference Championship title game to help UCF clinch the league's first title

2012
- Assisted the game-winning goal at USF
- Scored first goal of career with 7 seconds remaining against East Carolina (10/19) to deliver 7-0 win, capping the Knights' best offensive output in eight years
- Netted a goal in 5-0 win over Marshall (10/21)
- Continued point-streak to three games at Southern Miss (10/26) with an assist in 4-0 win while clocking season-high 57 minutes
- Recorded a shot on goal in UCF's first win in four years over five-time defending C-USA Tournament champion Memphis (10/31) in the quarterfinals
- Helped UCF to its first conference tournament championship

2011
- Played in all 24 contests, making one start
- Recorded two assists on the year
- Saw time in all four matches in the NCAA Championship
- Recorded an assist in the win over UTEP
- Had an assist at San Diego State
- Made collegiate debut in the season-opening victory over USF

2010
-Did not see game action, earning a redshirt

Prior to UCF
- Joined the Walton High School varsity team as a freshman
- Holds the school's track and field record in the 400m dash
- Concorde Fire Elite climbed to No. 2 in the state of Georgia and ranked No. 31 in the nation
- Helped her team to the Georgia State Cup finals and the Las Vegas Showcase semifinals in 2009
- Also competed in the Elite Clubs National League, Region III Premier League and the Region III championship quarterfinals
- Named to the `92 ODP Team in 2008
- Guided club team to the WAGS Tournament title in 2008 and the Vulcan Cup crown in 2007
- Selected four County Honors Orchestra
- Member of the school's honor roll

Personal
- Daughter of Suzette Darden
- Has two siblings, Emily Darden and Katy Banks

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