Current, former and future Knights for the women’s soccer team each managed to earn recognition last week.
Recent UCF graduate Sophie Howard and redshirt sophomore Kayla Adamek were two of 33 players named to the W-League All-Conference teams on Tuesday, while incoming freshman Maura Aman was named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Virginia Spring State All-Stars list on Wednesday.
The W-League is a North American pro-am league, which allows amateur soccer players to compete with professionals during the summer without forfeiting their amateur status. There are 18 teams competing in three conferences.
Howard, who played the 2014 and 2015 seasons on defense for the Knights, was named to the Western All-Conference Team. She played nine games for the Colorado Pride, netted one goal and saw 765 minutes of action, which was sixth-most on the 28-player roster.
Adamek was named to the Northeastern All-Conference Team and was one of 11 players named to the 2015 All-League Team. She played in 10 games for the Laval Comets, scoring a team-high of eight goals and five assists for 21 points. Her 21 points were also good for seventh in the league.
After putting up 20 points in 23 games, including a team-second nine goals, for the Knights during her freshman campaign in 2013, Adamek missed the entire 2014 season due to injury.
Howard’s Pride defeated Adamek’s Comets, 4-0, in the league semifinal game to make it to the W-League Championship match. Howard's team fell, 2-1, to the Washington Spirit.
Aman earned her honor after captaining her Virginia high school team during the 2015 season.
The UCF women’s soccer team is back in action at home against Florida Gulf Coast in an exhibition game on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m.
Jarrod Heil is the Sports Editor for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @JHeil11 or email him at JarrodH@CentralFloridaFuture.com.