Its been another great start for Amanda Cromwell’s UCF Knights Women Soccer Program who once again has established themselves as a National Title Contender. The Knights currently are ranked 10th in the nation with a 8-2-1 overall record following the 2-0 win over Houston on friday night.
The Knights have played one of the toughest schedules in the country, playing # 1 Florida State at home losing a tight 1-0 battle in front of over 1,300 fans at UCF Soccer Complex. The Knights went to Chestnut Hill at Top 10 ranked Boston College and earned a 2-2 tie in a back and forth match. The Knights have beaten Miami, Georgia, and South Florida which highlights marquee. UCF now is in Conference play where they are the targets once again as they search for the program’s 5th CUSA title since joining the conference in 2005 and will battle with Memphis who is UCF biggest rival in Womens Soccer and is one of the most intense rivalries in the country.
Following the Knights win on friday night, I had a chance to catch up with Cromwell who is in her 14th season at UCF and has led the Knights program to the NCAA Tournament ten times during that time including a trip to the elite 8 last season. Cromwell recap the season highlights from the first 11 games of the season as well look ahead to what will be the key in winning one last Conference USA title before moving to the Big East next season.
Insider : Exclusive Interview with Amanda Cromwell by Eric Lopez