UCF's Thomas Repeats as C-USA Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week

Oct. 19, 2009

By Brian Ormiston

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - Registering game-winning goals in UCF's victories at Rice and Houston last weekend, senior Becca Thomas (Burlington, Wash.) repeated as the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week the league office announced Monday. It was the first time a UCF player earned the offensive award in back-to-back weeks since it joined C-USA in 2005.

Thomas claimed her first-career C-USA weekly honor when she posted game-winners vs. UTEP Oct. 9 and Colorado College Oct. 11. With two more GWG in Texas, she has posted four-straight game-winning tallies to help UCF climb to No. 12 in the national polls and notch a 12-3-1 overall record. Meanwhile, the Knights are 7-1-0 and in sole possession of first place in the league standings.

Opening up last week at Rice Oct. 16, Thomas ended a 1-1 tie in the 70th minute by converting a scoring chance from inside the box for the 2-1 triumph. Two days later against the Cougars, she put UCF on the board in the 75th minute on a penalty kick to make it 1-0. While UH tied it about 10 minutes later, Thomas drew a foul in the box herself only 41 seconds later and hit the back of the net on her second PK attempt of the match for another 2-1 victory.

Thomas now ranks second on the team with 15 points on five goals and five assists this season. For her career, she sits in sixth on the UCF all-time list with nine game-winners.

The Knights will stay on the road when they travel next to SMU Friday and Tulsa Sunday. The Black and Gold then closes out the regular season at home with Senior Night Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.

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UCF Women's Soccer C-USA Weekly Awards in 2009
Lynzee Lee - Defensive Sept. 7
Aline Reis - Defensive Sept. 14 (Also NSCAA National Player of the Week)
Courtney Whidden - Offensive Sept. 14
Yvonne George - Offensive Oct. 5
Nikki Moore - Defensive Oct. 12
Becca Thomas - Offensive Oct. 12
Becca Thomas - Offensive Oct. 19