ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) – The UCF women’s soccer team received national attention on Tuesday in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and Continental Tire preseason rankings, claiming the No. 12 spot.
The team finished 2011 nationally ranked at No. 12 after their magical run through the NCAA Tournament that capped off with the program’s first Elite Eight appearance since 1987.
The Knights sit ahead of in-state rival Florida (No. 21), whom UCF will host this Saturday in its only exhibition game of the year, and fellow Conference USA member Memphis (Tied-14th). Florida State, whom the Knights will square off against in their home opener on Aug. 24, is currently ranked at No. 4. Defending national champion Stanford claimed the poll’s top spot. more