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Vera

Varis

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Goalkeeper
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Vantaa, Finland
High School: Makelanrinne Sports

Bio

JUNIOR (2017)

  • United Soccer Coaches Association All-Southeast Region First Team
  • American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Year
  • American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week (10/9)
  • Started all 18 matches, playing 1315:06 minutes in goal
  • Allowed just four goals all season, compiling a 0.27 goals against average that ranked in the top five in the nation
  • Earned the starting nod in the season opener at South Carolina(8/18) and recorded one save
  • Started in goal for the Knights against Stetson (8/20) and face just one shot in 45 minutes of action
  • Earned the start and played both overtime sessions in UCF's win over No. 4 UNC (8/25)
  • Made four saves while facing seven shots against the Tar Heels
  • Faced 11 shots without allowing a goal at the Sun Devil Desert Classic (9/1-3)
  • Tallied four saves to keep the opponents scoreless in UCF's double overtime draw at Cincinnati (9/21)
  • Held the opponents scoreless in 45 minutes of action vs. Tulsa (9/28)
  • Saved five shots and recorded a clean sheet vs Memphis (10/1)
  • Tallied two saves and kept Houston (10/5) off the scoreboard
  • Played all 90 minutes and saved a shot in a clean sheet performance in a win at SMU (10/8)
  • Maintained a clean sheet and made a save in UCF's 4-0 win at LSU (10/15)
  • Recorded a clean sheet vs. UConn (10/19)
  • Saved two shots and held the opponents scoreless in 70 minutes played vs. Temple (10/22)
  • Made five saves in 110 minutes played in the war on I4 vs. USF (10/27)
  • Saved a shot in a clean sheet effort vs. Memphis (11/3)
  • Logged a season-high nine saves in a clean sheet effort vs. USF in the AAC Championship


SOPHOMORE (2016)

  • Started and finished all 19 matches in net logging 1,774 minutes
  • Boasted a goals-against average of 1.42 with 60 saves and five shutouts
  • Backstopped the Knights to a four-game win streak in the month of September (OK St., Stetson, FIU, FGCU)
  • Only time missed was 5:37 at the end of the first half against UConn after taking a cleat to the head during a save

FRESHMAN (2015)

  • American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team
  • American Athletic Conference All-Tournament team
  • Started in 18 matches, posting a record of 11-5-2 with three shutouts
  • Finished with a goals-against average of 1.33 and 77 saves
  • Three-time American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week, a feat unmatched by any other freshman in the league this season
  • Recorded a shutout in her first career appearance and start at FIU (8/28)
  • Helped UCF to a five-game unbeaten streak in beginning of the year that included wins over Miami and Oklahoma State and a tie at Ole Miss
  • Registered shutout over Temple in UCF's first conference game of the year
  • Made a career-high 11 saves in UCF's double-overtime semifinal against No. 25 USF

HIGH SCHOOL

  • 2015 Finland Women's National Team
  • Appeared in 2014 U20 FIFA Women's World Cup
  • Participated in three U19 UEFA Championships in addition to the 2010-11 UEFA U17 Women's Championship
  • Appeared in 31 matches with Finnish national team in U17 and U19 UEFA competitions
  • • Her club team, FC Honka, won the 2014 National Championship
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