Hustle Points: 10/18
Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 16:10
Ben Hunt named Defensive Player of the Week
Senior defender Ben Hunt was awarded for leading the Knights’ defense to two straight shutouts last week. Hunt was named the Conference USA Player of the Week.
Hunt leads the team in minutes played this season and has helped lead the team to a defensive resurgence. UCF has failed to allow a goal in four of its past five matches.
Men’s soccer team moves up in rankings
Thanks in part to a 1-0 win over No. 17 SMU, UCF has moved to fifth in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America South Region poll.
North Carolina leads the South Region, but the Knights are the highest ranked team in the state of Florida at five.
The team has a chance to move up in the poll and take an important win in C-USA when it plays Tulsa on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.
Meredith Murphy awarded for strong performance
Senior libero Meredith Murphy posted 58 digs and eight assists during the course of two matches this weekend, good enough to earn her Conference USA Player of the Week.
"Congratulations to Meredith for this honor. She’s been one of the all-time best in this program by breaking the digs record and we just could not be happier for her today,” acting head coach Michelle Chatman said in a release.
The honor was the first of the year for the Knights.
Baseball team gets chance to shine in front of scouts
Head coach Terry Rooney and the UCF baseball team hosted its annual scout day, bringing in more than 30 scouts to see the team play.
Players took the chance to work out in individual drills and play in a three-inning scrimmage in front of the MLB representatives on Tuesday.
The Knights are currently in fall practice in preparation for the 2013 season.