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Kayla Darden

Kayla Darden

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.

High School:
Walton

Height:
5-7

Position:
F/M

08/15/2014

Back Four More

UCF downs Jacksonville, 4-0

04/15/2014

Knights Celebrate at Swords Awards

UCF held its annual end-of-the-year banquet

12/10/2013

Top Drawer

UCF women's soccer junior Kayla Darden inherited a love and skill for art.

09/22/2013

UCF Women's Soccer Freezes Out FGCU, 4-0

Knights close non-conference schedule with season's sixth shutout

09/08/2013

UCF Women's Soccer Delivers 2-1 Win vs. Middle Tennessee

Alex Piercy scores her second game-winner of the year

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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