USF Women’s Soccer received post regular season recognition by the conference on Tuesday afternoon prior to the beginning of the American Athletic Conference tournament, hosted by Memphis.
Headlining the accolades are pre-season MAC Hermann Trophy candidates Evelyne Viens and Andrea Hauksdottir.
Senior Evelyne Viens was selected as Co-Offensive Player of the Year alongside Memphis’ Clarissa Larisey, meanwhile fellow Senior Andrea Hauksdottir was voted as the Midfielder of the Year for the second year in a row. Viens ended the regular season with 16 goals in 14 games played and three assists, giving her 35 points on the year. She also blasted 85 shots with 51 coming on frame for a blistering 62% shots on goal percentage.
Andrea Hauksdottir was selected as the Midfielder of the Year after her impressive regular season on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. She finished the regular season with four goals and seven assists, totaling 28 points for the season. She was also a clinical member in setting up set pieces, taking penalty kicks, and providing defensive support as needed.
Additionally, the senior duo of Viens and Hauksdottir were selected for First Team All-Conference, with Viens being the only unanimous choice on the roster.
Sophomore Syndy Nasello was selected to Second Team All-Conference for the second straight season. Nasello finished the year with two goals and five assists as she played a key role in helping develop plays and find open lanes to utilize her speed.
Lastly, the Bulls had two players selected to the All-Rookie Conference team, with freshmen Lucy Roberts and Rosalia Muino Gonzalez being honored. Roberts, who was a unanimous selection this year, showed her world class defending as she continued to impress and develop has an anchor on the defense the entire season. Her ability to limit the shots taken by opponents helped her and the Bull’s defense to three shutouts on the season.
Rosalia Muino Gonzalez was a critical bench player for USF, providing relieve for Syndy Nasello when necessary. Her ability to distribute the ball at midfield helped USF find open runs leading to scoring plays, while also providing help on the defensive side of the ball.
The Bulls begin postseason play this Thursday when they take on UCF in a rematch of the War on I-4 that saw the Knights get an upset victory over the Bulls to end the season with the winner advancing to the Championship game.