Three USF women’s soccer players were recognized for their outstanding play when Conference USA announced its 2004 all-league teams earlier this week.
Midfielder Katie Reed received second-team honors while seniors Stacci Sastre and Breck Bankester earned third-team spots.
Reed led the Bulls in goals (3), assists (3) and shots (38). The junior played in every game and scored the game-winning goal versus Southern Miss.
“I think it’s great that she made the second team,” coach Logan Fleck said. “But I don’t think she’s satisfied with it. Katie has aspirations to be first-team.”
Sastre, a standout defender and team leader, was the backbone of a Bulls’ defense that allowed only 22 goals in 17 games.
Bankester, the 2003 C-USA Co-Defensive Player of the Year, has another solid season in goal, tallying five shutouts and posting a goal average of 1.16.
“Stacci and Breck had tough seasons because we struggled a bit,” Fleck said. “But I’m proud of their effort and well-deserved recognition. They represented the university well.”
USF finished the season Sunday with a win versus Cincinnati but failed to make the C-USA tournament.
The USF women’s basketball team will get its final test before the regular season begins when the team welcomes Miami Sun to the Sun Dome on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Miami Sun is a traveling team of former college players.
Saturday’s contest is the Bulls’ final exhibition game before their regular season begins Nov. 12 versus Middle Tennessee State at the Preseason Women’s NIT, which features national powerhouses like Duke and Notre Dame.