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Two Knights Named to Preseason All-Conference Team

ORLANDO, Fla. – Reigning in the first accolades of the 2020-21 season, junior Kristen Scott and sophomore Ellie Moreno were recognized by the American Athletic Conference after being named to the Preseason All-Conference Team, the league announced Wednesday afternoon.

Orlando native, Kristen Scott appeared in all 19 regular-season contests in 2019, earning a start in 18 matches during her sophomore season. A season ago, Scott earned Second Team All-Conference honors after emerging as the Knights leading scorer with eight goals, tallying 17 points.

Following up on an All-Rookie campaign from 2019, Ellie Moreno was also included on the AAC Preseason All-Conference Team. Moreno, a Winter Park, Fla. native, scored her first collegiate goal less than 10 minutes after taking the pitch for the first time as a Knight and went on to find the back of the net four times.

"I'm happy to receive this type of positive feedback from the coaches in our conference," said Head Coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak of the honors. "It's been an extremely challenging time to be a student-athlete. I hope these recent accolades continue to motivate our players to work hard and continue creating connections."

Along with the Preseason All-Conference Team, the American also released the Preseason Coaches' poll where the Knights were selected to finish second by the league's coaches. As the reigning regular-season champions of the 2019 season, Memphis topped the chart with seven first-place votes.

To view the full American Athletic Conference Preseason All-Conference Team and the Preseason Coaches' Poll, please click here.

UCF went 11-4-4 and advanced to the semifinal round of the American Athletic Conference Championship tournament in 2019, finishing 5-2-2 in conference play.

The UCF women's soccer team will open the 2020-21 season on Sunday Feb. 7, hosting Miami for an exhibition at the UCF Soccer Complex; before hitting the road to open the regular season at Temple on Feb. 14.

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