UCF Women's Soccer Defender Doubles Up as All-American

Dec. 6, 2013

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By Jenna Marina

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - Defender Marissa Diggs cemented her name as one of the UCF women's soccer team's all-time greats by claiming her second NSCAA/Continental Tire All-American honor. She was named to the third team on Friday, one year after claiming second-team laurels.

Until Friday, only one other UCF women's soccer player in the 32-year history of the program earned multiple All-American distinctions: FIFA Female Player of the Century and National Soccer Hall of Famer, Michelle Akers.

UCF has had 15 of its players earn 19 All-American distinctions over the past three decades.

Diggs finished her career as a two-time conference Defensive Player of the Year, a three-time all-region first team selection and a three-time all-conference honoree.

During her four-year career as a starter, Diggs helped lead the backline to become of the top defensive units in the country. In 2013, the Knights gave up just six goals through its first undefeated conference season since 1999 and went on to win the league's first conference tournament title.



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