Marissa Diggs

Marissa Diggs


Rowlett, Texas

High School:



- Selected by the Houston Dash in the second round of the NWSL Draft with the 11th overall pick
- NSCAA Third-Team All-American, becoming UCF women's soccer's first-two time All-American since Michelle Akers
- American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year and All-Conference First Team
- NSCAA All-Northeast Region First Team
- American Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and preseason all-conference selection
-Hermann Trophy Watch List candidate
- Finished the year ranked No. 10 on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Top 100 College Players
-No Ka Oi all-tournament team honoree after guiding UCF to consecutive shutout wins in its opening weekend
-TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week (8/27)
-Named the American Athletic Conference's Defender of the Week (9/16) and to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week after guiding UCF to two shutouts wins over Stetson and Brown
-Helped assist Alex Piercy's game-winning goal against UConn (10/4)
-Named The American's Defensive Player of the Week after guiding the Knights to wins over Rutgers and Memphis to help the team break the 26-year-old school record for an unbeaten streak
-Played all 180 minutes in UCF's two shutouts at Houston and SMU to clinch the AAC regular season title and the program's first undefeated conference season since 1999
- Helped UCF's defense secure 20T shutouts against USF and Rutgers in the American Athletic Conference Championship to clinch the league's first title
- Named to Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week (11/12) after championships performance

- NSCAA Second Team All-American
- Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year, All-C-USA First Team selection, All-C-USA Preseason Team and C-USA Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
- Named to College Sports Madness Preseason All-American fourth team
- Anchored a defensive line that had 15 shutouts on the season for a program and C-USA single-season record
- Named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week and to the TopDrawerSoccer.com's Team of the Week (10/1) after playing all 180 minutes in shutout wins over Rice and Houston
- Scored game-winning goal against Florida Gulf Coast (8/19)
- Led defense to a school-record-matching shutout (13) in UCF's first win in four years over five-time defending C-USA Tournament champion Memphis (10/31) in the quarterfinals
- Named C-USA Tournament's Defensive MVP and a member of the All-Tournament team after leading UCF to three-straight shutouts in the tournament to deliver the team's first conference tournament title
-Part of a defense that finished the season ranked second nationally for goals against average (.524) and fourth nationally in shutout percentage (.625)

- Selected to the NSCAA All-Central Region First Team
- Earned All-Conference USA First Team honors
- Started all 24 matches
- Logged a team-high 2,284 minutes
- Finished the year with two goals
- Played every minute in four matches in the NCAA Championship
- Recorded a goal at Southern Miss
- Tallied a goal at San Diego State
- Named to the Preseason All-C-USA Team

-Voted onto the C-USA All-Freshman Team
-Played in all 23 matches, making 17 starts on the backline
-Helped lead the Knights to a 0.92 GAA while the defense amassed eight shutouts and a .805 team save percentage
-Got into the attack as well, scoring the game-winner against Marshall and also tallying a goal vs. Southern Miss
-Saw at least 90 minutes on the pitch in 12 matches, including the full 90 minutes in both NCAA Tournament matches
-Ranked third on the team with 1,779 total minutes

Prior to UCF
- A three-star recruit by TopDrawerSoccer.com
- Lettered all four years and served as the varsity captain from 2009-10
- Named the District 10-5A and the Rowlett High School Defensive Player of the Year in 2009
- Selected to the District 10-5A First Team in 2008
- Helped the team to at least the Region 2 quarterfinals from 2007-09, including the semifinals last year
- Also played basketball and was the starter as a freshman
- Part of the Olympic Development Program USYS `92 State Team
- Guided the team to the 2009 USYS `92 national championship as well as the Region III crown
- Competed for Sting `92 on the club level
- A U.S. Youth Soccer Region III semifinalist and a Red Bull National League finalist in 2009
- Region III Premier League West Champions in 2008, and participated in the U.S. Youth Soccer Nationals that year
- Was a North Texas State Cup finalist in 2008 as well
- Played for Polaris `92 from 2006-07, where she helped the squad to the North Texas State Cup finals, the Disney Showcase Predator Flight title and the Spring Classic title in 2007
- Member of the National Honor Society, was a Texas Scholar and earned the Academic Excellence Award in 2008 and 2009

- Daughter of David and Michelle Diggs

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