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Yannik Oettl

Business Managemeent


Oettl, who carries a 3.56 GPA, has earned a spot on the Dean’s List in all four years. He earned his business management degree in December of 2020.

He was recognized by the conference for his achievements in the classroom, earning a spot on the American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team in 2019.


Oettl, a team captain, is a leader both on and off the field. He is extremely vocal as a goalkeeper but also leads by example.

He represents Central Florida with pride and humility. Off the pitch, Oettl is eager to help build up others around him, but knows that it starts with him.

Oettl exercises his leadership skills as captain while practicing self-discipline and determination in all aspects of his life.


Oettl plays a huge role off the pitch, bettering UCF in the process. He has done community service for four different organizations, taking part in Knight of Giving, Ignite Genesis Church UCF Camp, Harvest Time, and Dream Plex.

He was a marketing associate for the UCF Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, where he was a representative of the UFC men’s soccer team. Oettl represented student-athlete voices in monthly meetings and even implemented monthly newsletters honoring student-athlete accomplishments that were distributed to the student body.

Recently, Oettl took part in an internship with UCF Student-Athlete Welfare & Development (SAWD). He connected daily with student-athletes from each sport, experienced SAWD practices firsthand, and learned how programs for student-athletes are managed.

He was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the community by being awarded the Dr. Richard Lapchick Servant Leader Award in 2020.

Oettl has held three other leadership positions in his time at UCF, most recently as a member of the UKnighted Nation Committee. This committee was formed in 2020 and focuses on promoting social justice and equality amongst UCF student-athletes and the student body. He was also a member of the Student-Athlete Leadership Institute for three years and a member of UCF I-Knights for two.


Oettl will go down as one of the greatest goalkeepers to suit up for UCF. He is a two-time ACC Goalkeeper of the Year, two-time All-ACC first team selection, and has been named to both the All-East Region first and second teams.

He is currently tied for sixth on UCF’s career shutout list with 13. That mark ranks in the top-15 of active goalkeepers in shutouts.

Oettl is climbing the list of all-time saves at UCF, currently ranking seventh. His career goals allowed average is currently 1.08, putting him in fourth all time at UCF. He is 0.01 away from tying third place.

He has also won multiple Goalkeeper of the Week Awards in conference for his stellar performances.