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How to Get Recruited:

ID Camp - The best exposure to a high level division I soccer program is through camp. Here you will train with and be evaluated by the UCF staff and other top Division I, II, III, NAIA, and NJCAA schools. You will be allowed to train on the UCF Soccer facilities, interact with the current UCF players and experience the campus first hand. Summer 2017 Camp Dates will be announced in the coming months via email. Find out more information by clicking here.

Potential recruits can take the first step by filling out our online questionaire.


Facilities


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One of the top grass surfaces in the country, the UCF Soccer Facilities have attracted professional teams and full national teams from around the world: Brazile, Finland, Switzerland, Panama, River Plate (Argentina), Malmo (Sweeden). UCF was selected as the training site for World Class Tournaments such as the Copa America Centenario (2016) and Florida Cup (2017)."

  • UCF Soccer Complex
    • Surface: Bermuda Grass
    • Seating Capacity: 2,475
  • Locker Room
    • Individual Custom Wood Lockers
    • Video Room
  • Training Field
    • Surface: Bermuda Grass
    • Dedicated to UCF Soccer activity only
    • Hosted numerous professional club and national teams from around the world
  • Team Weight Room and Training Facility
    • Square footage: 11,200
    • Dedicated to team lift and athleticism
  • Positional Specific Weight Room
    • Square footage: 1,500
    • Dedicated to positional specific need
  • Medical Training Room
    • Hot and Cold Pools
    • Eight Training Tables
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Head Coach Scott Calabrese


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Head Coaching Highlights
  • Three NCAA Tournament Appearances (2010, 2013, 2015)
  • Three Conference Tournament Titles (A-Sun – 2010, 2013; C-USA – 2015)
  • Two-time Conference Coach of the Year (A-Sun – 2010; C-USA – 2015)
  • Six years with 10+ victories
  • 2010 NSCAA South Region Coach of the Year
  • 2015 NSCAA Southeast Region Coach of the Year
  • Began ETSU program in 2008
Assistant Coaching Highlights
  • Five NCAA Tournament appearances
  • Advanced to two NCAA College Cups
  • 2001 National Champion (at North Carolina)
  • Directed the Clemson Soccer Academy
  • Coached professionally with the Carolina Courage (WUSA) and captured the 2002 Founder's Cup


Knights in the Pros


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Sean Johnson

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Deshorn Brown

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Kevan George

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Warren Creavelle

Numerous former Knights have enjoyed success at the highest level, representing club and national teams.

  • U.S. National Team
  • Jamaican National Team
  • Trinidad and Tobago National Team
  • 10 MLS Teams
  • Scandinavian League
  • Knights drafted in the MLS SuperDraft
    • 2008 - 4th Rd (No. 64) - James Georgeff (Houston Dynamo)
    • 2010 - 4th Rd (No. 51) - Sean Johnson (Chicago Fire) - Generation adidas
    • 2012 - 2nd Rd (No. 29) - Kevan George (Columbus Crew)
    • 2012 - 2nd Rd (No. 37) - Warren Creavalle (Houston Dynamo)
    • 2013 - 1st Rd (No. 6) - Deshorn Brown (Colorado Rapids) - Generation adidas
    • 2015 - 1st Rd (No. 3) - Romario Williams (Montreal Impact) - Generation adidas
    • 2016 - 1st Rd(No. 16) - Hadji Barry (Orlando City)

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Academic Support and Life Skills


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UCF Athletics places high precedence on academic and personal achievement. All student-athletes are provided with the necessary tutoring, advising and mentor opportunities to succeed during their time at UCF and more importantly in their years after graduation.

Academic Support

  • Highest graduation rate amongst all public schools
    • 95% graduation rate within the athletics department
    • Best in the state of Florida
    • Fifth in the nation amongst all school
  • 14 consecutive semesters above 3.0 of all student-athletes
    • Over 50 student-athletes earning a 4.0 GPA
  • 10 full-time staff members and eight graduate assistants
    • Free tutoring services for all classes
    • Priority registration
  • Wayne Densch Student-Athlete Leadership Center
    • The $7 million facility will be ready in Jan. 2015
    • Tutoring
    • Computer Labs
    • Study Hall

Student Leadership Services

  • Resume Building
  • Community service opportunities
  • Mock Interviews
  • Networking Events
  • Transition Seminars: Career Exploration, Personal Finance, Professional Dress
  • Counseling Services
  • Alcohol/Drug Education


Campus Life


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UCF Quick Facts

  • Located in Orlando, Fla.
  • Over 250 Majors Offered
  • Total Enrollment: 61,500
    • Nation's Second-Largest University
    • 55% Female, 45% Male
    • Undergraduate Enrollment: 52,000
    • 77% of Undergraduate Students receive financial aid
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  • UCF education ranked by Princeton Review as one of the nation's best values
  • Diversity: students from every state in the U.S. and from over 120 countries
  • Rich Traditions - Spirit Splash
  • NCAA Division I Athletics Program with all athletics events located on campus
  • State-of-the-art Recreation and Wellness Center

On-Campus Housing

UCF men's soccer student-athletes are housed in the Towers - student apartments conveniently located next to athletes facilities, classrooms and dining options


Orlando, Fla.


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  • Warm Climate - Average Temperature - 74.5°F
  • Home to several professional sports teams
    • New MLS franchise Orlando City
    • NBA franchise Orlando Magic
  • 45 minutes to the Atlantic Ocean, 90 minutes to the Gulf of Mexico
  • Home of Disney World and Universal Studios Theme Parks
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American Athletic Conference


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Men's Soccer History

  • NCAA Appearances: 3
  • MLS Draft Picks: 3
  • All-Americans: 2
  • Average Attendance: 650

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