UCF Softball Opens Fall Season with Home Tournament

Sept. 19, 2008

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF softball team will play host to the UCF Fall Tournament Sept. 20-21 at the UCF Softball Complex, welcoming a total of 15 area college teams to the two-day event. The Knights will play Brevard Community College and Indian River Community College Saturday, before entertaining Seminole Community College and Miami-Dade Community College Sunday.

UCF is coming off its most successful season since the program's inception in 2002, posting a 49-20 record in 2007, its most wins in program history, and winning the Conference USA Championship. At the NCAA Gainesville Regional, the Knights defeated USF and Georgia Tech, before upsetting then-No. 1 Florida, 1-0, to advance to the Regional championship game.

At the conclusion of the regular-season, Marquita Council was named the C-USA Newcomer of the Year and Allison Kime and Breanne Javier (Castaic, Calif.) were both named to the All-C-USA First Team. Abby McClain (Waterloo, Iowa) and Tiffany Lane (Moreno Valley, Calif.) represented the Knights on the C-USA All-Freshman Team and Kime was also voted onto the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Southeast Regional First Team for the second-consecutive year.

Javier, McClain and Lane all return for the 2008-09 season, along with seven additional letterwinners from the 2008 C-USA Championship squad. Head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie and the Knights welcome five freshmen for the upcoming season, as well as a pair of new faces to the coaching staff in former Knights Stephanie Best and Jennifer Whitley.

For the latest news on the Knights, log on to www.UCFAthletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. The site, which also contains ticket and Golden Knights Club donor information, is also the home of UCF's new online apparel store. Also visit www.UCFPhotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures.

UCF Fall Tournament Schedule
Saturday, Sept. 20
9 a.m. - Seminole CC vs. Polk CC
10:45 a.m. - UCF vs. Brevard CC
12:30 p.m. - UCF vs. Indian River CC
2:30 p.m. - Brevard CC vs. Nova Southeastern
4:15 p.m. - Manatee CC vs. Nova Southeastern
6 p.m. - Indian River CC vs. Manatee CC

Sunday, Sept. 21
9:30 a.m. - UCF vs. Seminole CC
11:15 a.m. - Miami-Dade CC vs. FCCJ
1 p.m. - UCF vs. Miami-Dade CC
3 p.m. - FCCJ vs. Valdosta
4:45 p.m. - Miami-Dade CC vs. Valdosta
6:30 p.m. - FCCJ vs. Rollins