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And the winner is … several different UCF players.

Before they begin play in the NCAA Tournament this weekend, the No. 19 UCF women's soccer team can admire its plethora of individual honors.

UCF head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak was named American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for the second year in the row. Tatiana Coleman was named Co-Offensive Player of the Year, along with Rachel Hill from UConn.

Connie Organ won the American's Goalkeeper of the Year, and Carleigh Williams won Defensive Player of the Year.

On top of these awards, UCF also had eight players named to AAC All-Conference Teams, which was the most in the conference.

Williams, Organ and Coleman were all named to the AAC first team. Jennifer Martin, Ashley Martin and Sophie Howard were all named to the second team. Saga Fredriksson and Hannah DeBose both named to the all-rookie team.

"We're proud as a staff of the team for kind of grinding it out this season," Roberts Sahaydak said in a release. "Really proud of this whole program and the way that we're supported, it's unbelievable here."

Winning these awards didn't come easy for UCF. For her part, Roberts Sahaydak led the Knights to a 16-4 record, including 8-1 in the conference and an undefeated 10-0 at home.

Coleman tied for the AAC lead in points with 33. She also led UCF with 12 goals on the year, five of which were game winners.

Organ won the AAC's Goalkeeper of the Week award three times this year, and held opponents scoreless 12 times. The dozen shutouts are the second-most in a single season all time for a UCF keeper.

Williams was also a big part of all the shutouts for UCF, which were 13 in total. The center back also helped lead UCF to, in total, outscoring its opponents 38-8 on the year.

In the AAC Tournament, after defeating SMU 4-0, UCF, which was the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, lost to UConn, which was seeded fourth. The loss came in the semifinal round. UConn's Hill, who shared Offensive Player of the Year honors with Coleman, scored the only goal of the contest, which UConn won 1-0.

With the conference tournament behind it, UCF opens up the NCAA Tournament at home on Saturday against Georgia.

"It was a disappointment that we didn't go as far as we wanted in the conference tournament," Williams told UCF Athletics. "We're going to work even harder, we're motivated because we didn't get that chance, and I think we're going to play twice as hard."

At the conclusion of the AAC Tournament, Williams and midfielder Amanda Wilkin were named to the All-Tournament Team.

On top of coming off winning all these conference awards, an interesting storyline headed into the game on Saturday against Georgia will be the fact that, in its one matchup this season, UCF lost to the Bulldogs 1-0.

That game, however, was in Athens. This game will be at the UCF Soccer Complex, where the Knights are 10-0 and have outscored their opponents 27-1 this season. No doubt they'll be confident heading into the game as they fight for the right to keep playing.

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