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After anchoring a University of Central Florida defense that recorded a pair of shutouts, senior Ben Hunt (New Zealand) was selected as the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week Monday. Hunt and the Knights capped the week with a 1-0 victory over #17 SMU that snapped the Mustangs’ nine-game unbeaten streak…..Sophomore Julianne Gaubron (Niceville, Fla./Niceville HS) scored the first goal of her Argonaut career as the West Florida women’s soccer team defeated Valdosta State 1-0. UWF moved to 13-1-0 (6-0-0 in Gulf South Conf.), while Valdosta dropped to 10-2-2)…..Austen Everett never played at Miami, and if the Hurricanes have their way, she’ll never be forgotten. The former women’s soccer goalkeeper was honored by the school with a posthumous degree before the Hurricanes game with Virginia Tech on Oct. 14, exactly two months after the 25-year-old died after a long fight with cancer. Everett was on Miami’s roster from 2007-2009 but never got into a match, first because of NCAA transfer rules and then after she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2008…..Sophomore forward Jennifer Martin (Plantation, FL) scored her first collegiate game winner to give Central Florida a 1-0 victory over UTEP. UCF moved to 10-7-0 overall…..Junior midfielder Ellie Smith (Miami, FL) drilled a shot from 12-yards out in the 108th minute to give the Florida Atlantic Owls a 2-1 Sun Belt Conference victory. On Senior Day, goalkeeper Ashley Lantes (Clermont, FL) became FAU’s all-time leader for career saves with six stops in the victory. She passed Molly Keating’s school record of 321 saves from 2000-03…..For the fifth time this season and the seventh time in his career, West Florida men’s goalkeeper Ramon Sealy (Dodden Town, Cayman Islands) has been named Gulf South Conference Defender of the Week. Sealy has a 1.00 goals allowed average this year for the Argonauts, 6-0-2 in GSC play….Tampa Bay Rowdies head coach Ricky Hill has been named 2012 North American Soccer League Coach of the Year. Hill led the Rowdies to a second-place finish in the regular season, and have advance to the league’s title series. The Rowdies also received the league’s Fair Play Award for the second consecutive year.
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