Pair of UCF Women's Soccer Players Sweep C-USA Weekly Awards

GO KNIGHTS Madison Barney earned the first conference weekly award of her career Monday.
Madison Barney earned the first conference weekly award of her career Monday.

Sept. 3, 2012

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By Jenna Marina

ORLANDO, Fla. ( -- Senior forward Tishia Jewell and sophomore defensive midfielder Madison Barney were recognized by Conference USA on Monday as the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively. The pair were honored for helping the No. 9 UCF women's soccer team to two shutout victories against Dartmouth and Georgia in the UCF Tournament over the weekend.

Jewell picked up her first weekly accolade of the season and the third of her career after scoring her first goal of the year, which happened to be the game-winner with 31 seconds remaining in overtime against Georgia. The golden goal lifted UCF to its first win over the Bulldogs in program history. The Satellite Beach native earned a spot on the all-tournament team and was named the tournament's Offensive MVP.

Barney was named the C-USA Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career after clocking two stellar outings this weekend. Barney assisted the Knights' game-winning goal against Dartmouth before playing all 99 minutes in UCF's shutout of Georgia. The Sammamish, Wash., native was also named to the all-tournament team and earned Defensive MVP status.

The duo are not the first Knights to earn praise from C-USA this year. Forward Jennifer Martin was named the Offensive Player of the Week on Aug. 20.

Up next, the Knights travel to Boston College on Sept. 9 to face the Eagles for the first time since 2004.

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