It's time for midterms once again. That strange time of the semester when you're feeling a mix of wondering how we got here so fast and terror at realizing it's going to be time for finals before you know it.

Well, UCF students aren't the only ones at a crossroads. Several UCF sports teams are in the thick of their seasons, while others are getting ready for their seasons to start.

Let's look at just where each group of Knights is at in its season.

Volleyball (9-5, 2-0)

The UCF volleyball team started out very good, winning its first six matches of the year and dropping only one set in the process. However, the team dropped five of its next six matches, and the great start was nearly erased completely.

But that was all in non-conference play, so as much as it would be nice to win those games to give yourself a chance for an at-large bid, they don't matter for the American Athletic Conference postseason.

Conference play for the Knights started Sept. 26 at SMU, where the team won 3-2. Then, two days later, the Knights traveled to Tulsa and won 3-1, starting off 2-0 in conference play.

It was the first time in program history that UCF defeated both SMU and Tulsa on the road in the same season.

Women's Soccer (9-2-0, 2-0-0)

The UCF women's soccer team has been on a tear the past three weeks.

The Knights started out the season at 3-2, dropping out of the NCAA rankings after their second loss. Since then, the team has won six straight, by a combined score of 17-2.

With this streak, the Knights have jumped back in the rankings at No. 22, as well as being No. 16 in the RPI standings, lining them up well for the NCAA tournament. The team's two most recent wins were also over conference opponents.

The Knights have been led by Tatiana Coleman, who has seven goals and six assists so far this season.

Men's Soccer (1-5-2, 0-0-1)

The UCF Men's Soccer team has gotten off to a rough start this season. It is just 1-5-2, with its only win coming over Florida Atlantic at home back on Sept. 5.

The Knights started out conference play with a tie against Memphis, and will play their second conference game when they host SMU on Oct. 4.

With conference regular season play deciding postseason conference seeding, the Knights still have a chance to position themselves well to make a run in the AAC, but they must play a lot better.

Four of the Knights' six goals on the season have been scored by one player: Romario Williams.


Players have been participating in individual workouts on campus since August, and fall ball began on Sept. 23, when the Knights practiced as a team for the first time.

UCF is returning all eight starting-position players from last season.

Cross Country

The UCF cross country team has had three events so far this season, and has been performing strongly.

It started out the year finishing second of 10 at the USF invitation. Then in its home meet, it finished first of four teams. Next, in its toughest meet of the year so far at the Mountain Dew Invitational in Gainesville, it finished fourth of 13.

The Knights have three more meets before the American Championships take place on Oct. 31 in Oklahoma.

Men's Golf

The UCF men's golf team, which plays a nearly year-round schedule, has had two matches so far during the 2014-15 season. In the first tournament, the team finished 10th, and in the second it finished second.

Women's Golf

In its only match of the year so far, the women's golf team finished eighth. Lauren Sojo led the team by shooting a 214 (-2) for the tournament.

Women's Tennis

The women's tennis season is just one tournament into the season, but is off to a good start, finishing 12-2 in singles and 7-2 in doubles over the weekend in the UCF Quad Tournament.

Men's Tennis

The men's tennis season is also just one event into the year, where it did score some individual success in its season opener.

Sophomore Arjun Watane won the White Flight at the Bedford Cup in Jacksonville by going undefeated in the tournament.

Men's Basketball

Individual workouts for the men's basketball team have been happening all semester. UCF had a disappointing season last year, but will look to rebound when its season tips off at home on Nov. 16 against Stetson.

Women's Basketball

The women's basketball season will begin Nov. 14 at home against Florida Atlantic. The Knights went 10-20 (3-15) last season, so they will look to improve upon that mark.

One marquee matchup for UCF will come on Jan. 21 when they host UConn. UConn is arguably the most-storied team in NCAA women's basketball history, and comes into the year as a two-time defending NCAA champion.