USF men’s soccer holding open tryouts

USF men's soccer will be holding open tryouts after losing five senior players. 

New USF men’s soccer coach Bob Butehorn will be holding open tryouts Saturday for all full-time USF students who fill out the proper paperwork.

In order to be eligible, students need proof of a recent physical examination, completion of USF medical forms and a completed tryout packet. Tryout packets can be found at or in the lobby of the Lee Roy Selmon Athletic Center. 

Physicals and blood work can be taken care of at USF Student Health Services and all compliance paperwork must be signed by trainer Octavio Tobar and coach Butehorn before tryouts. 

The deadline for accepting tryout packets is noon on Thursday. Anyone interested in attending the tryout must also contact USF assistant coach Joe Dincecco. 


Bulls earn conference honors


USF saw players from both its men’s and women’s basketball teams honored this week by the AAC, as Geno Thorpe, Kitija Laksa and Tamara Henshaw were all recognized for their performances. 

Thorpe was named to the conference’s honor roll after leading the Bulls to their first conference win of the season with a 22 point, eight assist game. The junior guard has led USF in scoring since the departure of former guard Jahmal McMurray. 

Two women’s players were honored by the AAC after a 2-0 week for No. 22 USF. Laksa was named the conference player of the week for averaging 27.5 points and four rebounds per game while making 57.9 percent of her shots. The nomination marks Laksa’s third such of the season. 

Henshaw was named the AAC’s Freshman of the Week in a week in which she put up 9.5 points and 10 rebounds per game including a double-double against East Carolina.