Senior Yohance Marshall and freshman Sebastien Thuriere have been named BIG EAST Players of the Week for their performances against FAU and Villanova. Sophomore goalkeeper Jeff Attinella also gathered BIG EAST and national recognition for his efforts from this past weekend.
Marshall was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week and was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Men's College Team of the Week. Trinidad native led the way for the Bulls defensively in USF’s ninth and 10th shutouts of the season which a single-season school record in shutout victories over Florida Atlantic and at Villanova. The win at Villanova secured the Bulls spot in the BIG EAST Championships.
Thuriere garnered Rookie of the Week honors by coming off the bench to register his first collegiate goal to go with his first career assist in the 3-0 triumph over Florida Atlantic.
Attinella, BIG EAST Honor Roll and College Soccer News National Team of the Week, preserved both shutouts by stopping a total of nine shots. The Safety Harbor native was particularly impressive verse Villanova in making seven saves. Attinella continued to take care of business for the Bulls between the pipes lowering his goals against average to a miniscule 0.33 while improving his record to 9-2-1 with eight shutouts.
The No. 12 Bulls will look to secure a first round bye in the BIG EAST Conference Tournament as they head to Ohio to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats, Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. EST.