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 a big one: the Play of the Year. Here are your nominees:
Darin Green’s Buzzer-Beater to Knock off ECU
Green’s last-second three-pointer knocked off the Pirates 69-66 back on February 20th:
DARIN GREEN JR. (@daringreenjr) HITS THE GAME WINNING 3 AT THE BUZZER and UCF will beat East Carolina 69-66 (Video via @MrMatthewCFB) pic.twitter.com/tFUrOA0p9Q— NCAA Buzzer Beaters & Game Winners (@NCAABuzzerBters) February 20, 2022
Shannon Doherty's Opening Night Walk-off Homer vs. #19 Georgia
The Walk-Off Queen earned her crown and gave the Knights their first of 49 wins this season in the 8th inning against the Dawgs on February 10th:
D HERTY WALKS IT OFF ‼ #CHARGEON pic.twitter.com/EOySD9rFxz— UCF Softball (@UCF_Softball) February 11, 2022
Diamond Battles’ Game-Winning Layup vs. Arkansas
In another foreshadowing of things to come, Diamond Battles put it in reverse in the final seconds to knock off Arkansas at Addition Financial Arena on December 2nd:
Diamond Battles (@battles_diamond) fearlessly drives in for the Reverse Layup with 8.7 Seconds left to win the game for UCF over Arkansas 52-51 pic.twitter.com/5yjHiABpiA— NCAA Buzzer Beaters & Game Winners (@NCAABuzzerBters) December 3, 2021
Riley Wash Walks off #2 Ole Miss
Hey, did you see Ole Miss won the national title?
UCF beat them back on March 5th, courtesy of this walk-off single by Riley Wash:
finally…LIFTOFF @RileyWash03 drove home @Gephryp28 in the B12 for the W over No. 2 Ole Miss! pic.twitter.com/y78e2ZCwYE— UCF Baseball (@UCF_Baseball) March 6, 2022
Savannah Adams Sends UCF to the AAC Championship Game
Shannon Doherty might be the Walk-off Queen, but Savannah Adams claimed the crown in the AAC Championship semis, driving this one over the wall in left field and sending the UCF Knights to the Championship Game while also keeping their hosting hopes alive:
The freshman Savannah Adams walks it off for @UCF_Softball!!! pic.twitter.com/lyyKdndv1U— American Softball (@American_SBall) May 13, 2022
2021-2022 Play of the Year
This poll is closed
Green’s buzzer-beater vs. ECU
Doherty’s walk-off HR vs. Georgia
Battles’ GW reverse vs. Arkansas
Wash’s walk-off winner vs. Ole Miss
Adams’ AAC Semifinal walk-off homer