Jan. 17, 2014
UCF Athletics Social Media Directory
By Jenna Marina
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - UCF women's soccer head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak is one of 27 players nominated for the 2014 National Soccer Hall of Fame, U.S. Soccer announced this week.
"It is truly an honor to be nominated for the Hall of Fame," Roberts Sahaydak said. "I am humbled to be considered among such a group. It was a privilege to serve on the National Team and still is a privilege to be a representative of the sport I love."
In order to be eligible for election as a player, an individual must be retired for at least three years, but for no more than 10 years and have either: 1) Played in at least 20 international games for the U.S., or 2) Played at least five seasons in an American first-division professional league and named to a postseason All-League or All-Star team at least once.
Roberts Sahaydak spent a decade with the U.S. National Team from 1994-2004, earning 110 caps (with 60 starts). Her career was highlighted by three women's World Cups - among them, the unforgettable 1999 championship - and a gold medal with the 1996 Olympic team.
In her first season with the Knights this past fall, the American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year led her nationally ranked team to regular season and tournament crowns on the strength of a school-record 18-match unbeaten streak.