A lot has changed since the world emerged from the COVID-19 lockdowns, which was the last time we ranked the Top 100 Female Athletes in UCF history.
In just three years, many legends cemented their status in her final few seasons, while others were born, and for a few athletes, their stories have been rediscovered.
With UCF getting ready for its first year as a member of the Big 12, it’s once again time to count down the Top 100 female UCF Knights athletes of all time.
Criteria used to create this list include:
- A player’s impact on their respective sport and on the school
- Accomplishments they had after their UCF career
- Accolades they have received. For example, if an athlete has been inducted into the UCF Athletics Hall of Fame, they are automatically on the list.
We made sure to include at least one athlete from every UCF sport.
Now, let’s continue the countdown:
#60 - Nikki Moore (Soccer)
Nikki Moore was a three-time All-Conference USA first-teamer (2007-2009) and made second-team All-CUSA as a freshman in 2006.
Moore, a defender, was an NSCAA All-Southeast Region Team member twice (2007 and 2008), and NSCAA All-Central Region First Teamer in 2009. She was a key part of two CUSA Championship teams (2007 and 2009) and three NCAA Tournament appearances (2007-2009).
#59 - Angelica Crump (Volleyball)
Crump was a 2011 AVCA Honorable Mention All-American and AVCA All-Region First Team selection, the first Knight since Jenny Frank in 2003 to earn both honors.
She was first-team All-CUSA in 2011, second-team All-CUSA in 2012 & second-team All-AAC in 2013. Crump’s 1,489 career kills rank sixth in UCF history. She also ranks ninth in career kills per set (3.32) and third in career solo blocks (80).
Nowadays, she is a textile designer for the clothing chain Eddie Bauer
#58 - Courtney Whidden (Soccer)
Whidden ranks tied for sixth all-time at UCF in goals (33), tied for ninth in points (77), and second in game-winning goals (13). She made three NCAA Tournament appearances (2007-2009) and won two CUSA Championships (2007 and 2009) with the Knights. Whidden was a first-team All-CUSA and an All-Region selection in 2009.
One of Whidden’s most memorable achievements was her golden goal against #4-ranked Florida State on September 10th, 2009. The Banneret’s Eric Lopez caught up with Whidden on the ninth anniversary of the goal back in 2018.
Nowadays, she is a teacher and head Girls’ Soccer coach at Lake Howell High School.
#57 - Breanne Javier (Softball)
Breanne Javier was a two-time First Team All-CUSA pick in 2007 and 2008, Second Team in 2009, and Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team in 2009.
She ranks third in program history in career hits (245), seventh in RBIs (122), fourth in total bases (305), tied for fifth in batting average (.322), sixth in games played (243), second in at-bats (761), and tied for ninth in doubles (36). Javier was also one of the softball program’s premier fielders, holding the program records in career chances (2,067), putouts (1,942) and most double plays turned (62) by wide margins.
In 2008, Javier set two UCF single-season records with 85 hits and a 15-game hitting streak. Her .385 batting average (the third-best single-season average in UCF history) helped the Knights to a CUSA Championship.
Javier played in NPF with USSSA Pride in 2009 and went to the championship series before losing to the Rockford Thunder and her former UCF teammate, Allison Kime.
#56 - Linnea Goodman (Softball)
Goodman is the greatest left fielder in program history. Goodman was part of three NCAA Tournament teams (2014-2016) and two AAC Championships (2014-15). She set the program record for most hits in a single game with 5 in a game at Memphis in 2017.
She was an All-Region and All-AAC First-Team selection in 2015 and was selected to the All-AAC Second-Team twice (2014 and 2017).
ranks fourth in program history in career batting average (.323), fourth in base hits (241), eighth in total bases (118) and ninth in runs scored ninth (118).
Goodman played for the Swedish national team at the European Championships in the summer of 2017. Nowadays, she is an associate producer for an advertising agency in Los Angeles.
#55 - Courtney Baines (Soccer)
Satellite High product Courtney Baines was the ASUN Defensive Player of the Year in 2004 and followed it up with the CUSA Defensive Player of the Year award and All-Region selection in 2005. She ranks tied for fifth all-time at UCF in assists with 29, and was part of three NCAA Tournament teams (2002-2004), two ASUN titles (2002 and 2003) and one shared CUSA regular season title (2005).
#54 - Jessica Ujvari (Softball)
Ujvari made a huge impact on the Knights softball program after arriving in 2014 from USC Upstate.
Ujvari ranks third in program history in career slugging percentage (.523), seventh in on-base percentage (.401), seventh in home runs (22) and 11th in RBIs (97), all done in just three seasons.
Ujvari was the AAC Player of the Year and an All-Region selection in 2015. She was named to the All-AAC Second Team twice (2014 and 2016). She was part of three NCAA Tournament regional final appearances (2014-2016), two AAC regular season championships (2014 and 2015), and an AAC Tournament championship in 2015.
After a brief stint as Director of Operations for the University of Iowa’s softball team under her old head coach Renee Gillespie in the spring of 2023, Ujvari was hired as an assistant coach by California Baptist that summer.
God has really blessed me throughout my softball career. Would like to say a special thanks to Coach Smith, as well the entire coaching staff & University for giving me this amazing opportunity. Thankful to represent CBU, and ready for a successful upcoming season.— Jessica Ujvari (@jessicaujvari) July 19, 2023
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#53 - Carleigh Williams (Soccer)
Carleigh Williams was a key part of both UCF’s Elite Eight team in 2011 and Sweet 16 run in 2014. She was AAC Defensive Player of the Year, an All-AAC First-Team selection and an All-Region selection in 2014. She was also part of a CUSA Championship (2012), two AAC Championships (2013-2014) and four NCAA Tournament appearances.
Williams was selected by the Houston Dash in the fourth round (31st overall) of the 2015 NWSL College Draft and went on to play in Norway and France.
#52 - Jania Shinhoster (Softball)
Jania Shinhoster played at UCF from 2002-2005 and was an NFCA All-Region selection as a freshman.
Even now, she remains the Knights’ all-time leader in career doubles (43) and ranks second in program history in runs scored (163), hits (268), total bases (43) and games played (271). She also ranks tied for second in career triples (13), third in RBIs (140), tied for seventh all-time in career batting average (.316), fourth in slugging percentage (.522) and fourth in stolen bases (74).
Shinhoster was named to the All-ASUN First Team twice (2003 and 2004) and the All-ASUN Second Team once (2005). She was also named to the ASUN 2001-2009 All-Decade team in September 2020.
As a senior, she was a key part of the Knights’ 2005 ASUN Championship team and NCAA Tournament appearance - the first in school history.
#51 - Tatiana Coleman (Soccer)
Coleman dominated the pitch in her two seasons at UCF from 2013 to 2014, earning an All-Region selection in both seasons.
In 2014, she was also named NSCAA Second Team All-American, AAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year and was an All-AAC First-Team selection. Her 39 total points that season ranks tied for the fourth-most in a single season in program history.
Coleman was part of two AAC regular season championships (2013, 2014) and an AAC Tournament title in 2013. She was part of the Knights’ run into the Sweet 16 in 2014 and tied a school record by having a point in nine straight matches in 2014. Coleman scored 24 goals in her two seasons for the Knights, which ranks as the ninth-most in a single season in program history.
She was selected with the 18th overall pick in the 2014 NWSL Draft by the WNY Flash and played a couple of seasons in France with Paris FC. Nowadays, she coaches Loudoun SC’s U14 Girls’ team in the USL-affiliated Super Y League.