Bulls earn conference honors

Senior defender Nikola Paunic helped USF hold its opponents scoreless last week. ORACLE PHOTO/ADAM MATHIEU

Three Bulls were honored for their performances this week, during which they won both matches 3-0.

Senior forward Tyler Blackwood earned the AAC Offensive Player of the Week for scoring four of the Bulls’ six goals last week, including a hat trick in Saturday night’s victory over Temple. Blackwood scored his first goal with USF on Wednesday against Georgia Southern. This is the University of Tampa transfer’s first AAC honor.

Senior defender Nikola Paunic also earned his first conference honor, claiming the AAC Defensive Player of the Week. The senior led the Bulls to two shutouts, including allowing only one shot on goal in both games. Behind Paunic’s stellar defensive play, USF leads the AAC in allowing goals per game (0.78). 

Midfielder Eduardo Maceira earned a place on the AAC honor roll after scoring the game-winning goal against Georgia Southern and recording an assist against Temple.

USF will finish its three-game homestand when it hosts Tulsa at 7:30 p.m. in Corbett Stadium on Wednesday.