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2022 Banneret Awards: Women’s Senior of the Year

Who was UCF’s top senior female athlete?

Nerissa Moravec Volleyball Photo Courtesy: UCF Athletics

It’s time for the 2022 Black & Gold Banneret Awards!

Each year we pass out a bunch of awards honoring the best athletes, coaches, teams, and moments of the previous UCF Knights athletic year. Our staff votes, and so do you, the fans.

Here’s how it works: We, the staff, put together our nominees for each award. You can listen to our nominations podcast episode here. Over the next couple of weeks, we will open fan voting for each award. Each staff member gets one vote, and the winner of the fan vote will get one vote. If there is a tie, the fan vote will be the tiebreaker. We will announce the winners in two weeks.

Our 2022 Black & Gold Banneret Awards continue with the Women’s Senior of the Year award. Here are your nominees:

Masseny Kaba — Basketball


  • Earned American Athletic Conference Third Team honors
  • Named to the American Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team after averaging 14.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game while leading UCF to The American tournament title
  • Collected the first AAC Player of the Week honor (2/7) of her career
  • Was UCF’s third-leading scorer (9.8 PPG) and rebounder (5.8 RPG) while leading the team in blocks (1.4 BPG)
  • Finished the season with 41 blocks - tying for the fifth-most in a single season at UCF

Nerissa Moravec — Volleyball


  • Played all 34 matches for the Knights
  • Named to 2021 All-Conference Second Team
  • Led the conference with 1.34 blocks per set
  • Led the team and was second in the conference with 87 total blocks
  • Set a career-high with 14 blocks against Houston on Nov. 24
  • Had 141 kills on the season

Anne-Marie Watson — Volleyball


  • Named to AVCA All-Region Team
  • Appeared in all 34 of UCF’s matches
  • Racked up 306 kills, 44 digs, and 130 total blocks


Who was UCF’s Best Senior Women’s Athlete this year?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    Masseny Kaba - Basketball
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Nerissa Moravec - Volleyball
    (11 votes)
  • 11%
    Anne-Marie Watson - Volleybal
    (686 votes)
  • 85%
    Denali Schappacher - Softball
    (5180 votes)
  • 2%
    Gianna Mancha - Softball
    (168 votes)
6052 votes total Vote Now


  • First Team All-Conference
  • Led team in triples with 4
  • 2nd on the team in hitting (.318)
  • 3rd on the team in steals with 16
  • 10th player in program history to reach 200 career hits vs. Furman on 3/19

Gianna Mancha — Softball


  • First Team All-Conference AAC and All-Region
  • Led team in wins (23-4)
  • 1.82 ERA
  • 8 Shutouts
  • Ranked 55th best player in the country by D1 Softball
  • Threw shutout in the first-ever home regional game in program history vs. Villanova
  • Earned win in Orlando Regional championship game vs. Michigan