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USF Women’s Soccer: Sabrina Wagner Named AAC Defensive Player of the Week, Nasello and Roberts on Weekly Honor Roll

After facing two tough SEC opponents to open the season, three Bulls earned conference honors on Monday.

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USF Women’s soccer defender Sabrina Wagner was recognized as the AAC Defensive Player of the Week for the first time in her career on Monday after her performances against Auburn and Florida.

Against Auburn, Wagner got the critical assist on Syndy Nasello’s game-winning goal in the 90th minute while also providing plenty of defensive pressure on the Tiger offense. Against Florida, the junior only played 73 minutes but helped keep UF to four total shots, two of them on goal.

Nasello had a fantastic game against Auburn to earn Weekly Honor Roll. The sophomore plays a utility midfielder/forward role and is constantly playing around the ball. She assisted on Evelyne Vien’s opening goal and also provided the aforementioned game winning goal with 18 seconds left to lift USF to victory.

True freshman Lucy Roberts also received a Weekly Honor Roll, playing the full 90 minutes in her first two career games against Auburn and Florida. Roberts used clinical defending against Auburn and Florida to help limit the two teams on their shot selections.

The No. 21 Bulls (1-1) will be back in action this Thursday when traveling to Saint Leo at 6 p.m.