The end. Another chapter is in the books for some of UCF teams' program history as their season has come to a close. Though all teams work hard, I think four moments deserve to be reflected on once more before we completely forget what was written in 2014.
4. It was the second home game of the season. The Thursday night ESPN game lights were shining as the Knights looked to go above .500 on the season. UCF trumped BYU in an overtime thriller 34-21. The Knights went down 24-10 in the third quarter and came back to steal the game. UCF was resilient enough to fight back but it was the play of senior linebacker Terrance Plummer that stood out. Plummer recorded a career-high 17 tackles in an emotional game for him. He'd lost his uncle to Leukemia the night before the game, which he said propelled him to have one of the best performances of his UCF career.
3. The UCF women's volleyball team recorded one of its best seasons in program history finishing at 25-8. The team won the American Athletic Conference title and made it back into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003 before falling to the University of Miami in the first round. But the Knights still got their recognition for the solid season. Senior DeLaina Sarden was named AAC Player of the Year and head coach Todd Dagenais was named AAC Coach of the Year. Sarden, along with teammates Kia Bright and Kaye-Alese Green, were also named American Volleyball Coaches Association First Team All- Regional honorees.
2. For the eighth consecutive time, the women's soccer team earned a bid to the NCAA Women's College Cup Tournament. Finishing 18-5 on the season, the Knights fell to FSU in the Sweet 16 round of the tournament in a 1-0 decision. The season was highlighted by some impressive wins, such as a win over then No. 23 Long Beach State and a first-round tournament win over the Georgia Bulldogs, a team that had beaten them just a few weeks before. The Knights also advanced to the AAC title game. Senior Tatiana Coleman, who won multiple Conference Player of the Week awards, was named the AAC Offensive Player of the Year. UCF finished the season ranked No. 16 in the NCAA Division I Women's National Poll.
1. Following the hype of losing dynamic quarterback Blake Bortles and running back Storm Johnson after the 2013 season, the Knights' football team still repeated as conference champions. The game to clinch that back-to-back title, though, was one that many UCF fans will likely never forget. With 10 seconds left on the clock, UCF was down 30-28 against East Carolina. For the final play of the game, with no time left on the clock, UCF quarterback Justin Holman threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to receiver Breshad Perriman who stepped tiptoed into the end zone. Pirates fan faces were blanked in disbelief as Knights fans lit up like Christmas trees in the final game of the regular season. The Knights ultimately finished 9-4 on the season after dropping the Bitcoin St.Petersburg Bowl to NC State 34-27.
Jazmyne Hankerson is the sports editor for the Central Florida Future. Find her on Twitter @AsToldByJLee or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.