UCF Duo Earns C-USA Men's Soccer Postseason Honors

Nov. 8, 2005

IRVING, Texas - Senior Billy Judino and freshman Mike Mattson were selected for all-conference awards, the Conference USA office announced on Tuesday.

Judino earned All-C-USA Third Team honors after leading the Golden Knights with 10 points (3 goals, 4 assists) and 44 total shots. On Sept. 27, he was named SoccerFla.com's Player of the Week after recording five points in two games against in-state rivals. The 2005 team captain, he finished his career ranked eighth all-time at UCF with 18 career assists.

"Billy deserves to be recognized after being one of our most effective players on the field all season," said UCF first-year head coach Brent Erwin. "He gave his best effort no matter what position we asked him to play."

Mattson, meanwhile, was named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team. The forward/midfielder tied for second on the team with seven points (3 goals, 1 assist) in 16 games and scored the game-winning goal against Kentucky.

"I am happy that Mike was recognized for his achievements as one of the top up and coming players in the league. I look forward to seeing how he develops as he continues his career at UCF," said Erwin.

In all, 48 players received all-conference recognition from C-USA. The league's offensive player of the year award was given to SMU forward Duke Hashimoto, while South Carolina's Greg Reece was named defensive player of the year. Gamecocks goalkeeper Mike Gustavson was tapped as the freshman of the year as well.

Coach of the year honors went to Bob Gray of Marshall.

The Golden Knights finished the season 7-8-1 overall and 2-6-1 in C-USA as they narrowly missed making the conference tournament.