Courtney Whidden

Courtney Whidden


Palm Harbor, Fla.

High School:
Palm Harbor University




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2009: Voted onto the All-C-USA First Team and the NSCAA All-Central Region First Team...Paced all Knights with 11 goals and 29 points as she had seven assists as well...Placed 23 of 41 shots on goal, and collected four game-winners...Was a CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performer of the Week and the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime to defeat No. 4 Florida State Sept. 10...Ranks sixth all-time with 33 career goals, second with 13 game-winners and eighth with 77 points...Scored two goals against No. 10 Duke and UAB...Had a career-high five points (2-1--5) vs. UWM in the NCAA First Round...Posted three or more points in six games during the year.

2008: Second on the team with six goals, and finished the season with 13 points...Ranked in a tie for fourth in C-USA with three game-winners... Placed 13 of 22 shots on net, while playing in all 23 matches...Of the Knights who had at least 10 shots, her .591 shot-on-goal percentage led the entire team...First goal of the year helped UCF defeat Illinois State, 2-1...Notched a pair of goals, including the game-winning tally, vs. Marshall...Picked up goals vs. Houston, Tulsa and Southern Miss...Added an assist during the regular season vs. Memphis.

2007: Led UCF with 13 goals, 28 points and five game-winners while starting all 23 matches...Tied for first in C-USA in goals scored, while ranking first in game-winners and second in points...Opened the year by scoring the game-winner vs. Minnesota...Earned UCF Invitational Offensive MVP honors by hitting the back of the net vs. UNLV and UC Davis...Delivered a pair of goals, including the game-winner, at Mississippi State...Named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week after registering a goal vs. Miami and No. 11 Florida State...Picked up an assist vs. Marshall and East Carolina, while scoring a goal at Tulsa...Tallied game-winners vs. UTEP and Memphis...Scored twice in the C-USA quarterfinal win over East Carolina.

2006: Saw action in 16 matches, starting seven...Fourth on the team in scoring with three goals and an assist for seven points...Five of her 11 shots were on net...Recorded a pair of goals at Marshall...Assisted on Brianna Schooley's tally before scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against No. 15 SMU.

PRIOR TO UCF: A letterwinner at Palm Harbor University High School...Named 2005 Pinellas County Female Player of the Year by the St. Petersburg Times...A member of the Florida All-State First Team...Recorded 29 goals, making her the top goal scorer at Palm Harbor in 2005...Team was state runner-up in 2005...Also played for the Region III Premier League and Countryside Lightning.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Jim and Andrea Whidden...Majoring in education.

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