USF women’s and men’s soccer standouts

Sophomore midfielder Chiara Hahn’s career high of 13 shots on goal surpasses that of anyone else on both teams by at least five. USF ATHLETICS PHOTO

Chiara Hahn, the sophomore midfielder out of Lauterbach, Germany, has been a force for the USF women’s soccer through the first 14 games of the season.

To be a midfielder who works to distribute and facilitate the attack while simultaneously leading the team in shots, shots on target and goals is quite a feat.

Hahn holds the team high in shots on target with 13, five of which resulted in goals. That is two more goals than anyone else. She also has made 12 more shots than anyone else with 35.

Not only is Hahn the statistical leader of the women’s team (8-7, 5-2 AAC) in those three categories, but she also leads all the players on the men’s team in those categories as well.

Hahn’s success on the field was recognized in early October when she was awarded AAC Player of the Week.

The USF women’s soccer team’s last conference game is Thursday at 7 p.m. against UCF at home. The game will be streamed on ESPN+.

Junior left back Salvatore Mazzaferro has reached a career high in shots on goal with four so far this season. USF ATHLETICS PHOTO

On the men’s team (3-5-4, 2-1-3 AAC), junior left back Salvatore Mazzaferro has been one of the team’s most valuable players so far this season. Like Hahn, he was also awarded AAC Player of the Week in early October.

USF’s speedy left back has contained and dispossessed of right wings all year. He has been a crucial part of stifling their opponents’ momentum, and has made numerous tackles and plays on the ball throughout the season.

Mazzaferro has also been roaming forward up the line this year, adding another element to the team’s attack. When on the ball, he never forces anything. He has also shown that his speed can be threatening in overlap situations when he enters the attacking third up the left side, creating havoc for opposing defenses.

Despite being a defender, the Toronto native has taken seven shots this year, four of which were on target. That is more than any other defensive player on the team.

Aside from his offensive and defensive impact, he has been the most consistent player on the team, playing in all 12 games this season and leading in minutes played with 1,075.

The USF men’s soccer team will play Charlotte on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in North Carolina. The game will be streamed on ESPN+.