Oct. 29, 2013
NSCAA Top 25 / Soccer America Top 25 / Top Drawer Soccer Top 25
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By Jenna Marina
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - Momentum continues to roll in the UCF women's soccer team's favor as the Knights (15-2-2, 8-0-1) once again rose in all three major national polls Tuesday.
Soccer America listed UCF at No. 13 (up two spots from last week); Top Drawer Soccer bumped up the Knights three spots to No. 14; and the NSCAA pinned UCF at No. 17. UCF returned to the NSCAA national top-25 on Oct. 1 after receiving votes for four weeks. The team previously had been ranked every week from Dec. 6, 2011 - Sept. 3, 2013.
The Knights are the only American Athletic Conference program among the top 25 in the NSCAA poll. Virginia is the NSCAA's No. 1 followed by UCLA, Florida State, North Carolina and Virginia Tech in the top five.
UCF is also listed at No. 11 in the RPI rankings , only behind No. 6 Florida State as the highest ranked program in the state of Florida. The standings rate more than 325 teams based upon their wins, losses and strength of schedule.
UCF goalkeeper Lianne Maldonado, who was named the College Sports Madness Women's Soccer American Player of the Week, ranks 20th in the nation for goals-against average. Furthermore, the Knights stand among the top 20 teams in the country for several statistical categories. Here's the breakdown:
|UCF Among NCAA Stat Leaders
|Goals Against Average
Thanks to a first-round bye from their No. 1 seed, the Knights will host their American Championship quarterfinal matchup at 1 p.m. on Nov. 3 against the winner of the SMU/Temple match being held at the UCF Soccer Complex on Nov. 1. Tickets are available for purchase now through UCFKnights.com.