Dec. 9, 2011
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By Doug Richards
ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - After leading the Knights to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Championship, five members of the UCF women's soccer team were honored this week with spots on the NSCAA All-Central Region Team. Junior Tishia Jewell (Satellite Beach, Fla.) and sophomore Marissa Diggs (Rowlett, Texas) were both named to the first team.
Seniors Stacie Hubbard (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Aline Reis (Campinas, Brazil) and junior Nicolette Radovcic (Rockaway, N.J.) were selected to the second team.
The group guided UCF to one of its finest campaigns in program history in 2011. The Knights went 13-5-6 overall and shined during the postseason, advancing past the NCAA Championship Sweet 16 for the first time since 1987. UCF knocked off host Florida in the second round, then got past North Carolina to move on to the Elite Eight.
UCF tied Oklahoma State for the most NSCAA All-Central Region Team selections. The central region is made up mostly of schools from Conference USA and the Big 12. The Knights also had five all-region picks a year ago.
An All-C-USA First Team pick, Jewell led the Knights with 24 points on the year. The forward scored seven goals and dished out 10 assists, good for 24th nationally. Jewell recorded 90 shots on the year and had a pair of game-winning goals. The all-region first team honor is the second-straight for Jewell.
Diggs joined Jewell on the All-C-USA First Team. She logged a team-high 2,284 minutes at center back and recorded two goals on the season. Diggs played all but seven minutes during C-USA games as UCF allowed just seven goals in 11 contests. She helped the Knights record 10 total shutouts during the year.
Hubbard and Reis were all-conference second team selections. Hubbard had an excellent campaign from her defensive center midfielder position and recorded five goals and four assists for 14 points. She registered two assists in UCF's NCAA Championship second round win at Florida. She tallied four game-winning goals during the season, which ranked third in C-USA.
Reis concluded her decorated career in style in 2011. She played all but 16 minutes during the campaign and ranked third nationally in goalkeeper minutes (2,277). She totaled 81 saves and boasted a 0.91 goals-against average. Reis was named to the Lowe's Senior CLASS First Team earlier this month. She earned all-region honors all four years during her UCF career.
A forward, Radovcic led the Knights with eight goals. She also recorded four assists for 20 points. The New Jersey native tallied a goal in the win over Florida. Radovcic ranked fourth in C-USA in goals and fifth in points.