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  1. TAMPA, JUNE 15, 2018 -- USF women's basketball head coach Jose Fernandez announced today the addition of Latvian forward Janeta Rozentale to the Bulls' 2018 signing class. Rozentale joins Fernandez's impressive 2018 recruiting class that includes fellow Latvian Luize Septe (Ventspills, Latvia). USF's 2018 signing class now numbers six with 5-10 combo guard Sydni Harvey (Nashville, Tenn.), 5-11 shooting guard Makaela Kestner (Bealton, Va.), and 6-foot wing Irida Tsafara (Athens, Greece) joining Septe, a 5-11 wing, Elisa Pinzan (Murano, Italy), a 5-8 point guard, and Rozentale. "Rozentale is a versatile forward who can play inside and out," Fernandez said. "She has been very successful at the international level and we look forward to bringing that experience to our program." A native of Dobeles, Latvia,Rozentale played for the club team TTT Riga Juniores, averaging 12.7 points and 12.5 rebounds per game in 2017-18. With TTT Riga in 2016-17, she stood out as the junior team's best rebounder with 9.1 per game and shot a team best .462 (36-of-78) to make up 9.6 points per game. In the summer of 2017, Rozentale saw action with the Latvian Under-19 National Team World Cup, where she averaged 8.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. She also saw action with the Latvian Under-18 National Team in the European Championship, where she hit 12.4 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. Three times in U18 European play, she recorded double-doubles and scored in double digits in five of seven games. Her top performance included a 20-point, 18-rebound outing to lead Latvia to an 81-72 victory over Lithuania. Rest of article
  2. TAMPA, JUNE 15, 2018 – University of South Florida head men's basketball coach Brian Gregory has announced the addition of 6-foot-9, transfer forward Mayan Kiir to the Bulls' roster. A former Bay Area standout at Victory Rock Prep in Bradenton, Fla., Kiir comes to USF from LSU, where he saw action in eight games as a freshman last season. Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN, Kiir is the seventh member of USF's 2018 signing class and the third from Victory Rock Prep. He will sit out the 2018-19 season under NCAA transfer rules. Kiir is the second Division I transfer addition to USF's 2018 class as he joins Oklahoma State transfer Zack Dawson (Miami, Fla.), a 6-foot-3 guard who was also rated a four-star prospect and will sit out the 2018-19. "We are pleased to welcome Mayan into our program. He will be a tremendous addition to the Bulls' family," Gregory said. "Mayan has great versatility in his game. He can play with power and strength around the basket while being very skilled and explosive from the perimeter. A proven winner with high-level work ethic, Mayan will greatly impact our program." Rest of article
  3. TAMPA, JUNE 14, 2018 – The American Athletic Conference announced on Thursday home and away opponents for the 18-game men's basketball conference slate in 2018-19. Conference teams will play seven of their 12 conference opponents twice and four opponents once each. Coming off the program's most wins in four seasons in its first year under head coach Brian Gregory, USF will play home and away dates against War On I-4 rival UCF, UConn, ECU, Houston, SMU, Temple and Tulane. The Bulls will play only home dates against Memphis and Wichita State, with the Shockers making their first-ever trip to Tampa to face USF. The Bulls take on three conference teams that reached 2018 postseason play in the Yuengling Center next season, with NCAA Tournament participants Wichita State and Houston and NIT participant Temple coming to Tampa. Rest of article
  4. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: https://bit.ly/2xhN2Yb USF Volleyball Recruiting Class Recognized by PrepVolleyball The Bulls signed five talented freshman and added a skilled transfer to the 2018 roster TAMPA, May 29, 2018 – The University of South Florida volleyball team’s 2018 recruiting class was recognized by PrepVolleyball.com and named honorable mention in the American Athletic Conference. The Bulls began shaping the recruiting class by signing four tall, athletic and talented freshman in November with 6-foot-1 setter Lauren LaBeck (Round Lake, Ill.), 6-foot-3 middle blocker Nicole Legg (Union, Ky.), 6-foot-2 right side hitter Peyton Thompson (Spartanburg, S.C.) and 6-foot-0 outside hitter Lindsey Pliapol (Daytona Beach, Fla.). The last addition to the new faces was libero CC Clausen (The Woodlands, Texas), signed in April. LaBeck tallied a school-record 1,795 career assists at Grayslake Central. In her senior season, she set a single-season school record with 784 assists, 53 service aces and 49 kills. Legg was a four-year varsity letter winner at Larry A. Ryle High School and played in 397 sets with 1,109 kills, a .364 hitting percentage, 151 blocks and 44 aces. She was named to the Under Armour Watchlist in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Thompson was a four-year varsity letter winner at Spartanburg Christian Academy. She posted career numbers of 2,015 kills, 259 blocks, 262 digs and 203 service aces. Thompson was named the VCISA 2A Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior. Pliapol was a four-year varsity letter winner at Spruce Creek High School. She tallied 1,025 career kills, 190 blocks, 968 digs and 173 aces. She was named team captain as a senior and earned the AVCA Under Armour All-American Award all four years. As a junior, she was named the Spectrum Sports Player of the Year for volleyball. Clausen set The Woodlands College Park HS record for career digs with 1,763. Clausen was named the school's defensive MVP and to the All-District team each season. She set the Houston Skyline Juniors single season dig record twice, last doing it as a junior with 633. She was named the PrepVB Defensive Dandy and to the AVCA Phenom List as a sophomore and junior. “I think that this 2018 class will make a big impact in our program,” said head coach Courtney Draper. “These athletes are so excited to compete for USF. They come in with some incredible accomplishments, including multiple National Championships at the highest level of club volleyball. I can’t wait for their arrival and to see them integrate with our outstanding group of returners. This is going to be a very fun upcoming season.”
  5. Should make for some interesting off-season discussions ... TAMPA, MAY 24, 2018 – Following the completion of the 2017-18 season of home USF Athletics, the department saw average student attendance rise year-over-year across all eight ticketed sports during the course of the season. USF football saw average student attendance increase by nearly 1,000 students per game in 2017 as the Bulls' six home games drew an average of 5,313 students per game, an increase of 21.2 percent over the 2016 season average. USF partnered with mobile commerce company Experience to provide a new mobile student ticketing platform for football games. The mobile platform greatly reduced the number of steps students needed to secure tickets from nine to three, provided text message reminders and allowed students to scan into games using their mobile devices . "It is great to see USF students coming out to enjoy Bulls athletic events and cheer on their fellow students who are competing and winning in green and gold," USF Director of Athletics Mark Harlan said. "Our Athletics marketing team continues to do great work in reaching our student population and our events staff provides a fun and inviting atmosphere in which to witness exciting performances and share in the success of our student-athletes." The recently completed baseball and softball home schedules saw average student attendance increase by 29.6 percent and 11.6 percent, respectively. The Bulls' baseball team posted a 24-9 home record and was ranked in the top 25. The softball team went 24-10 at home, claimed a conference regular season title and punched its ticket to the NCAA Tournament. Read on
  6. USF HEADS TO GAINESVILLE FOR NCAA REGIONAL MATCHUP: USF (38-21) vs. Ohio State (34-14)DATES: Friday, May 18, 5 p.m.WATCH: ESPNULISTEN: Bulls Unlimited RadioFOLLOW: Live stats | TwitterTICKETS: http://www.floridagators.com/ticketsGAME NOTES (PDF)TAMPA (May 17, 2018) – USF sets its sights to Gainesville this weekend to continue its postseason journey. After earning an at-large bid to the tournament, the Bulls will take on Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Regional on Friday at 5 p.m. at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium.USF finished its regular season with an American title in tow after dominating all seven weeks of conference play, remaining at the top of the league standings. The Bulls entered The American tournament as the top seed and worked an incredible pair of walk-off wins in the quarterfinal and semifinal games against UConn and Memphis. USF fell to three-time champion Tulsa in the final on May 12, finishing the tournament as the American Athletic Conference Tournament runner-up. On Sunday night, the Bulls awaited their fate as selections began, and learned they would be traveling to Gainesville with an at-large bid. This season marks the 14th NCAA appearance in program history, and13th under the leadership of head coach Ken Eriksen. Of those appearances, six have started in Gainesville including the Bulls' 2012 berth that led to USF's historic Women's College World Series appearance. "What a great opportunity for us and our fans to head to Gainesville for the NCAA tournament," said Eriksen. "To have the opportunity early in the tournament to face quality teams like Ohio State, Bethune-Cookman and No. 2 Florida is fantastic. We can't wait to get to work at practice this week." Friday's game will air live on ESPNU, and fans can listen to Bulls Unlimited Radio for audio coverage. Scouting the Opponent Ohio State(rv): The Buckeyes are 34-14 heading into their third straight NCAA appearance, 10th overall. Ohio State is receiving votes in the NCAA poll. The Buckeyes fell to Iowa in the first round of the single-elimination Big 10 tournament but received an at-large bid to the tournament. They are led by Lilli Piper who bats .417 with an impressive .921 slugging percentage. She has 49 runs, 63 hits and 57 RBI. The combined team average is .272. They are led by pitchers Morgan Ray anad Shelby McCombs. Ray stands at the top of the stats with a 2.38 ERA and 17-7 record. McCombs has a 16-6 record in the circle with a 2.94 ERA. Bethune Cookman: The Wildcats (31-24) are the MEAC tournament champions, and enter the tournament with a seven-game win streak. They are led by sophomore Ryan Jackson, who bats .351 with 54 runs, 59 hits, 52 RBI and a .750 slugging percentage. Bethune Cookman is led in the circle by Alexis Bermudez with a 3.11 ERA and a 13-9 record. #2 Florida: The Gators are 50-8, and will host their 14th consecutive regional. It is their 11th straight season as a top 5 seed. Amanda Lorenz leads Florida hitting .418 with 66 runs, 66 hits, 55 RBI and a .766 slugging percentage. Notables USF is receiving votes in the NFCA/USA Today poll and the ESPN.com/USA Poll Junior Lindsey Devitt leads the Bulls at the plate, averaging .386 with 34 runs, 69 hits and 39 RBI. She has recorded 16 multi-hit games this season. Senior Astin Donovan is also a top hitter for USF, batting .371 with 32 runs, 66 hits and 26 RBI. Freshman Georgina Corrick and junior Cheyenne Eggens have been staples in the circle for the Bulls. Corrick leads the team with a 1.61 ERA and a 15-8 record. Eggens is in second with a 1.86 ERA and an 8-3 record. Corrick ranks second in the conference in ERA and first in hits allowed per seven innings (5.17). Eggens leads the conference and ranks 14th nationally in strikeout-to-walk ratio (6.22). She ranks fifth nationally, and first in the conference in walks allowed per seven inngs (.84).
  7. HUGHES NAMED WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ASSISTANT COACH; DIRAIMO DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT TAMPA, MAY --, 2018 – USF women's basketball head coach Jose Fernandez today announced the addition of Danny Hughes as an assistant coach on the Bulls' staff and the promotion of former graduate assistant Dominic DiRaimo to director of player development. Hughes comes to USF after two seasons (2016-18) on the UMass women's basketball coaching staff, serving the last as associate head coach. DiRaimo served last season as a graduate assistant for a Bulls team that posted a 26-8 record and made its fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance. A 2015 graduate of USF, he previously served as a student manager and an assistant to the video coordinator for the Bulls. He had stops as an assistant coach at St. Catherine College and Saint Leo University after graduation.
  8. LOVE AND BASKETBALL: COLLINS HAS A SUPER STRONG HOOPS BOND WITH MOM May 13, 2018 By TOM ZEBOLD USF Senior Writer TAMPA, MAY 13, 2018 – Instead of being like Mike, David Collins wants to be just like Dorothy. On this Mother's Day, the emerging star USF guard will likely talk basketball like usual with his hero and No. 1 fan, who remains the all-time leading scorer in Youngstown State women's hoops history. "I'm always trying to get past my mom," Collins said with a smile during the season. "She still thinks she's the best basketball player in the house." This debate will go on for Collins' next few seasons in green and gold while his close relationship with Dorothy continues to grow stronger with each pregame routine that always starts the same way. "He calls me and says, 'What do you think?' I'll ask him about the scouting report and just kind of go over his game plan," Dorothy said. "… It always ends with, 'I love you. Go out and do your best no matter what. You're going to have good things, you're going to have bad things. That's just life.'" Love and basketball have always been a part of Collins' lifelong bond with Dorothy that started to grow when he was an infant. The same goes for Collins' older sister, Doriyon, who played basketball for Division II Gannon University in Erie, Pa.. "From the time they were born, they were in their little basketball outfits," said Dorothy, a former power forward. "David probably started dribbling the basketball at 2 years old." By 3, Collins would be out in the driveway early in the mornings dribbling a basketball nearly the size of him while the neighbors marveled at his ability in Youngstown, Ohio. "We would just laugh at how he could control the basketball," Dorothy said. By the time Collins suited up USF, Dorothy was amazed by her son's enhanced ball-handling skills after spending the summer working in head coach Brian Gregory's program. By the end of conference play, Dorothy was a super proud mom after watching her son put together the eighth-best scoring season in USF freshman history (10.0 ppg). Collins finished second among freshmen in The American with 11.3 points per game in league play while ranking in USF's freshman season top 10 in field goal percentage (49.7, eighth), free throw percentage (71.7, ninth), made free throws (81, fourth), free throw attempts (113, fifth), assists (65, 10th) and steals (28, ninth). "He just exceeded all of the expectations that we kind of talked about from the start. In the beginning, we were just asking the Lord if he could just get some playing time," Dorothy said. "… Dave making the conference all-rookie team, scoring and coming on strong at the end of the season, it just gave us another target to go after. I'm very impressed." Rest of Story
  9. Bulls Finish Regular Season as Champions "TAMPA (May 6, 2018) – USF defeated Wichita State to earn The American regular season title and earn a spot as the top seed in the conference tournament. The Bulls will take on No. 8 UConn in the first round of the tournament on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the USF Softball Stadium." junior Lindsey Devitt went 2-for-3 USF outhit the Shockers 4-3 Seniors Morgan Gross and Astin Donovan were crucial in scoring plays for the Bulls in their final regular season game at home Wichita State was only able to strike out one batter Macy Cook and Morgan Gross each recorded an RBI The Bulls didn't commit a single error in the win "Head coach Ken Eriksen has led the Bulls to six conference titles in his time at USF"
  10. Gregory Has Solid Returning Core in Place for 'Phase Two' April 13, 2018 By TOM ZEBOLD USF Senior Writer TAMPA, APRIL 13, 2018 – In his first run with the Bulls, ambitious head coach Brian Gregory helped rebuilding USF men's basketball make impressive progress and he'll have a solid core of players in place for "phase two." Conference all-rookie team member David Collins proved to be a steadily-improving playmaker for USF in 2017-18, which saw the Bulls reach double-digit victories for the first time since 2013-14. Also this past season, Gregory found a trusty sharpshooter in Justin Brown, who worked his way into USF's freshman top-10 list for made three-pointers. "Playing two freshmen significant minutes this year is going to bode well for the future," Gregory said. "The experiences they gained this year are going to drive their spring workouts and their summer workouts heading into next fall." Big man Nikola Scekic (7-2, 250) just scratched the surface of his potential as a junior in his first season with the Bulls while reinforcements already on the roster are eager to take the court in real games. Eligible to play next season are three 2017-18 scout team standouts - former Auburn guard T.J. Lang, former Gardner-Webb guard Laquincy Rideau and forward Alexis Yetna, a member of France's U20 squad. "I think that one of the reasons we played better at the end of the year is that all three of those guys had gotten better during the year, so our practices were so much more competitive," Gregory said. Learn more about each player in USF's returning core and get Gregory's thoughts on each talented Bull below: Read on
  11. STADIUM FEASIBILITY STUDY MOVES INTO BROAD SURVEY PHASE April 16, 2018 TAMPA, April 16, 2018 – The USF feasibility study exploring the possibility of an on-campus football stadium will move into its next phase with a broad survey of USF students, alumni, faculty and staff, Bulls Club members and football ticket buyers beginning this week. "As we have said from the beginning of this process, the interests of our university community, USF students, alumni and supporters will be an integral part of our decision-making process as we continue to study the potential for an on-campus football stadium," USF Director of Athletics Mark Harlan said. "The next step in our study is to reach out to those constituents and ask for their input and opinions. We look forward to their participation in this process and learning from what they have to say." A link to complete an online survey regarding an on-campus stadium will arrive via e-mail this week. USF students, alumni, university faculty and staff members, Bulls Club members and fans who have previously purchased USF football tickets will receive the e-mail and are encouraged to take a few minutes to complete the survey and provide their input. The survey data will be compiled later this spring as the next step in the stadium feasibility study, which has also included identifying potential locations for an on-campus stadium, analysis of potential costs, and evaluating the financial feasibility and prospective philanthropic support for a stadium. The feasibility study will be completed this summer. The initial phase of the study, presented last August, identified potential locations for an on-campus stadium and analyzed the scope and potential cost of the project. Two primary options were identified: the western portion of campus, slightly north of Fowler Avenue and east of Bruce B. Downs and a second location farther east on campus, near the corner of Fowler Avenue and USF Bull Run Drive on the existing Fowler Fields site. According to the study, the estimated cost of a stadium would be $200 million; however, many factors could cause the final amount to be modified. The feasibility study can be found here: http://www.usf.edu/pdfs/football-conceptual-planning-study.pdf Conceptual renderings can be viewed here: http://www.usf.edu/images/ucm/media/zone-1.jpg http://www.usf.edu/images/ucm/media/zone-2.jpg USF will continue to play home football games at Raymond James Stadium. In 2017, USF signed a six-year lease agreement to continue its partnership with the Tampa Sports Authority and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  12. Bulls Take Care of Wildcats, 5-3, in Year’s Final Home Midweek Game TAMPA, APRIL 24, 2018 – The University of South Florida baseball team scored two runs in the fifth to retake the lead for good, giving it a 5-3 win against Bethune-Cookman Tuesday night. The first two innings were quick for both sides, but the Wildcats (17-25, 11-7 MEAC) struck first with a run in the third. The Bulls (27-14, 9-6 The American) responded with two runs on three hits in the bottom half. Junior catcher Tyler Dietrich (Naples, Fla.) led off with a double to center, followed by an RBI double by Coco Montes (Miami). Senior Duke Stunkel Jr. (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) followed with a single up the middle, scoring Montes from second. Rest of story
  13. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: https://bit.ly/2Fam3g0 Matchup: USF (26-14, 9-6 The American) vs. Bethune-Cookman (17-24, 11-7 MEAC) Date: Tuesday, April 24 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Tampa, Fla. | USF Baseball Stadium (3,211) Follow: Stats | Listen | Watch - Facebook Live No. 24 Bulls Host Bethune-Cookman in Final Home Midweek Game USF defeated the Wildcats, 16-1, on Feb. 28 and just took 2-of-3 from UCF, garnering rankings in three different polls TAMPA, April 23, 2018 – The newly ranked University of South Florida baseball team has its final home midweek game of the season Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. when Bethune-Cookman comes to Tampa. The Bulls (26-14, 9-6 The American) went 3-1 last week and took 2-of-3 from UCF over the weekend. At 26-14 and a No. 21 RPI, USF entered the top-25 in three different polls Monday. D1Baseball has USF ranked 24th, Perfect Game at No. 23 and Baseball America as high as No. 20. Sophomore Carson Ragsdale (Wesley Chapel, Fla.) went 2-for-4 Saturday and Sunday and hit .500 over the weekend. Junior David Villar(Pembroke Pines, Fla.) hit .375 with two runs, a double and a pair of clutch home runs. He gave the Bulls what turned out to be the game-winning homer late in Saturday’s 5-4 win over the Knights. In the third inning of Sunday’s 4-2 win, he followed a Duke Stunkel Jr. (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.) two-run shot with another solo blast to make it 3-2. Sophomore lefty Noah Yager (Davie, Fla.) was sensational out of the bullpen last week, logging 8.1 scoreless innings with just five hits allowed and 15 strikeouts. He got the win against UNF on Tuesday, going 5.1 innings with a career-best 10 strikeouts. He then pitched 3.0 innings in relief on Sunday with five strikeouts. Yager was named to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll on Monday. Freshman righty Baron Stuart (Okeechobee, Fla.) will again make the midweek start. He’s 2-2 with 19 strikeouts this season. It’ll be his eighth start of the year. SERIES HISTORY The Bulls and Wildcats will meet for the 68th time on Tuesday. The Bulls own a 60-17 edge in the series. USF is 10-7 against Bethune-Cookman in the last 17 contests since 2011. Both teams split in the 2017 Gainesville Regional. USF defeated the Wildcats 9-1 to open postseason play, but Bethune defeated the Bulls 6-4 in the elimination game. The Bulls had their largest margin of victory of 2018 in the season’s first meeting on Feb. 28 in Daytona Beach, 16-1. USF had eight extra-base hits in the win with five doubles, two homers and a triple. Villar went 3-for-6 with a double, home run and a single. He had two runs scored and two RBI. JuniorGarrett Zech (Naples, Fla.) went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI SCOUTING REPORT The Wildcats are led offensively by Nate Sterijevski, hitting .307 with 25 runs scored, five doubles and 18 RBI. Ian Claudio is hitting .322, though he only has 59 at-bats. Danny Rodriguez leads the team with eight doubles and six home runs. Junior righty Jordan Pinto will throw for Bethune-Cookman Tuesday and make his third start. In 12 appearances, he has a 3.82 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 30.2 innings of work. Ivan Coutinho has been the Wildcats’ top reliever with a 2.66 ERA and 35 strikeouts to only eight walks in 23.2 innings. NOTA-BULLS · Villar still leads the Bulls with a .385 average and his 17 doubles, ranking ninth nationally. · The Bulls are tops in The American with a .293 team average, a .463 slugging, 258 runs scored, 403 hits, 104 doubles and 14 triples. They sit third nationally in doubles and 14th in triples. · After striking out 40 UCF batters over the weekend, USF’s pitching staff ranks sixth nationally with 10.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  14. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: https://bit.ly/2qVDTy3 Yager Named to American Weekly Honor Roll The lefty struck out 15 in two appearances out of the bullpen PROVIDENCE, R.I., APRIL 23, 2018 – USF baseball sophomore lefty Noah Yager (Davie, Fla.) was named to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll, the league announced Monday. Yager was on fire in two appearances for USF last week, totaling 15 strikeouts through 8.1 shutout innings out of the bullpen. He surrendered just five hits and three walks. Yager went 5.1 innings on Tuesday in a 7-1 win against North Florida, striking out a career-high 10 and picking up the win. In a 4-2 win against UCF on Sunday, Yager struck out five over 3.0 scoreless innings. The sophomore has a 1.46 ERA in 24.2 innings this season with 29 strikeouts. USF has its final home midweek game of the season Tuesday against Bethune-Cookman at 6:30 p.m.
  15. Release Villar’s Late Homer Helps Bulls Even War On I-4 Series
  16. SPRING GAME SET FOR APRIL 14 February 06, 2018 TAMPA, FEB. 6, 2018 – Coming off 21 wins in the last two seasons and a program-record run of 20 straight appearances in the top 25 polls, the USF football team will return to the field for the annual USF Spring Game on Saturday, April 14. For the fifth straight year, the Spring Game, which has drawn capacity crowds the past three seasons, will be played at Corbett Stadium on the USF campus and will be free to the public. The Spring Game will kick off at 2 p.m. and will be broadcast live on the USF Radio Network (820 AM in Tampa/Iheart Radio Bulls Unlimited Channel). Fans are encouraged to bring blankets and utilize seating areas on the grass berms surrounding the playing surface as a large crowd is expected. The football game will cap off a day of entertainment on campus. Fans can enjoy a pre-game street fest with music, games and food prior to kickoff. Fans are also encouraged to use campus lots on Sycamore and around the Sun Dome for pregame tailgating activities.
  17. Men's Basketball Signs Antun Maricevic April 17, 2018 TAMPA, APRIL 17, 2018 – University of South Florida head men's basketball coach Brian Gregory and his staff announced the signing of 6-10, 240-pound center Antun Maricevic (pronounced An-TOON MAH-riss-AH-vich) on Tuesday. Maricevic will be a junior when he begins play in 2018-19 after competing for two seasons in junior college. "We are very excited to have Antun join our program," Gregory said. "His experience playing at the highest junior college level, coupled with his international experience, will allow him to make an immediate impact on our program. Playing for a terrific coach in Dan Russell at Casper College has helped prepare Antun for the transition to Division I college basketball. His work ethic, basketball IQ and skill level make him a perfect fit for what we are building here at USF." Read on
  18. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: https://bit.ly/2qAgH8p Bulls Push Pirates Off the Plank with Series Clincher Sunday With the 5-4 win, USF is the first team to take a weekend series from No. 7 ECU this year GREENVILLE, N.C., APRIL 15, 2018 – The University of South Florida baseball team tallied 11 hits and the bullpen surrendered only one run across 5.2 innings to spearhead Sunday’s 5-4 win over No. 7 East Carolina, clinching the weekend series. The Bulls (23-13, 6-5 The American) again jumped out to a first inning lead on a Chris Chatfield(Riverview, Fla.) double down the right field line, scoring Coco Montes (Miami) and David Villar(Pembroke Pines, Fla.). The Pirates (26-8, 5-3 The American) landed their first blow in the bottom of the third on a three-run homer by Jake Washer, making it 3-2. But USF answered, retaking the lead in the top of the fourth. After a pair of singles put runners at the corners,Garrett Zech (Naples, Fla.) reached on a fielder’s choice, allowing JD Dutka (Suwanee, Ga.) to score from third. A balk moved Zech to second and the speedster was brought home in the next at-bat, asTyler Dietrich (Naples, Fla.) singled to shallow center, putting the Bulls up 4-3. Following a 38 minute rain delay, USF added to the lead in the seventh on a solo home run that just made it over the right field wall off the bat of Villar. ECU got to within one, adding a run in the bottom of the eighth to make it 5-4. But Andrew Perez(Orlando) stymied the Pirates in the ninth, closing the door on the game and the series. Full release
  19. Bulls Strike Early, Bullpen Strong in 7-1 Win Over UNF
  20. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: https://bit.ly/2EPwN3p Two Bulls Receive American Weekly Honors Peter Strzelecki was named the league’s pitcher of the week and David Villar was named to the weekly honor roll PROVIDENCE, R.I., APRIL 16, 2018 – USF baseball redshirt senior right hander Peter Strzelecki (Lake Worth, Fla.) and junior David Villar (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) were named the American Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week and to the Weekly Honor Roll, respectively, the league announced Monday. The two have been recognized by the league twice now, as Strzelecki was named to the weekly honor roll on March 12, and Villar was named the player of the week on March 5. Strzelecki tossed a complete game and held No. 7 ECU to one run, while striking out four batters and walking only one in a 13-1 win Saturday. The Bulls went on to take Game 3 on Sunday to clinch a key series victory on the road. Strzelecki scattered five hits and faced five over the minimum and lowered his season ERA to 2.67. Batting .467 through four games, Villar led USF with seven hits, five runs scored, two doubles and a game-winning home run, as the Bulls took down No. 7 ECU in the pivotal three-game series. The junior third baseman started the week with two doubles at Stetson, capturing his 15th and 16th of the season, which ranks sixth in the country. He had two multi-hit games against the Pirates over the weekend and hit his seventh homer of the season in Sunday’s 5-4 win, which ultimately turned out to be the game-winner. The Bulls return home for a Tuesday night tilt against North Florida before welcoming rival UCF into town for a three-game series beginning Friday.
  21. Two Bulls Receive American Weekly Honors
  22. USF ATHLETICS GoUSFBulls.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Web Link: https://bit.ly/2H6OArX Matchup: USF (21-12, 5-4 The American) at No. 7 ECU (25-8, 4-2 The American) Dates: Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15 Times: 6:30 p.m. | 4 p.m. | noon Location: Greenville, N.C. | Clark-LeClair Stadium (5,000) Follow: Stats | Listen | Watch USF Begins Series at No. 7 ECU Friday The Bulls have won nine of the last 12 meetings with the Pirates and swept them last year in Tampa TAMPA, April 12, 2018 – The University of South Florida baseball team is on the road for a three-game series at No. 7 East Carolina, beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. in Greenville, N.C. The Bulls (21-12, 5-4 The American) fell at Stetson Wednesday afternoon, 5-2. Junior David Villar(Pembroke Pines, Fla.) hit .500 over the weekend in Houston with two runs scored, two homers and six RBI. He had two home runs in a game for the first time in his career to help lead the Bulls in Friday’s win. Villar went 2-for-4 at Stetson with two doubles and now has 16 on the season to rank fourth nationally. Classmate Chris Chatfield (Riverview, Fla.) also went 2-for-4 in the game. The Bulls will again go with the same weekend rotation. Lefty All-American Shane McClanahan(Cape Coral, Fla.) will start Friday night. The redshirt sophomore was one of only 40 players in the country named to the USA Baseball Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List earlier in the week. He sits second in the country with 81 strikeouts and leads the nation with 15.40 K’s per nine innings. Redshirt senior righty Peter Strzelecki (Lake Worth, Fla.) will get the start Saturday. He had the longest outing of any Bull at Houston last weekend. Strzelecki tossed 8.1 innings and allowed just one run. Sophomore Collin Sullivan (Randolph, Mass.) will start Sunday. SERIES HISTORY The Pirates hold a 16-11 edge in the all-time series, but USF has dominated recently, winning nine of the last 12 meetings. USF swept ECU at home last year before falling to the Pirates in the second game of The American Conference Championships. The Bulls have defeated ECU in Greenville three times in nine tries. SCOUTING REPORT The Pirates have been climbing the rankings since taking 2-of-3 from a top-10 UNC squad Feb. 23-25. Sitting at 25-7, ECU has a win over the College of Charleston, a sweep against Maryland, 2-of-3 at a then-No. 20 UCF and 2-of-3 from a then-No. 18 Wichita St. ECU’s starting pitching has been stout this season. A trio of right handers will tote the rubber this weekend. Chris Holba is 7-0 on the year with a 1.33 ERA, ranking him 21st in the country. Tyler Smith is 5-0 and will start Saturday with his 1.11 ERA, the eighth-best mark in the nation. Trey Benton will start Sunday and leads the team with 46 strikeouts. The offense has been led by freshman outfielder Bryant Packard, who sits second in the league with a .400 average. He leads ECU with 26 RBI, seven doubles and seven homers. Brady Lloyd is hitting .396 with 27 runs scored, Jake Washer is hitting .330 with six doubles, four home runs and 24 RBI and Connor Litton is batting .322 with seven home runs as well. NOTA-BULLS · USF is third in the country with 88 doubles and 14 triples. · The Bulls are tops in the conference with a .462 slugging percentage and 335 hits. · Junior Joe Genord (Lake Worth, Fla.) leads The American with eight home runs.
  23. OKLAHOMA CITY (April 9, 2018) – USF head coach Ken Eriksen will lead the WBSC World Championship roster in 2018, USA Softball, the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, announced. Eriksen will lead his team as it competes in tour stops and international competitions. He will be joined by Howard Dobson (Baton Rouge, La./assistant coach at LSU) and Heather Tarr (Redmond, Wash./head coach at Washington). All three return to the WNT program after guiding the U.S. to the Gold at last year's Pan American Championship in the Dominican Republic. A highlight of his Team USA coaching resume includes being an assistant coach in the 2003 Pan Am Games which won Gold and going on to coach at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens where the U.S. Olympic Softball Team would put on one of the most dominant performances in Olympic history. Eriksen tacked on another Gold Medal as an assistant coach at the WBSC Championship in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2011, Eriksen took over the Women's National Team Program and ushered in a new era of USA Softball with a roster comprised of international rookies. Eriksen continued the legacy established before him, leading a strong U.S. roster which produced a Gold Medal at the 2011 Pan Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. In his tenure with the Women's National Team Program, Eriksen has amassed two WBSC World Championships Silver Medals before reclaiming the Gold at the 2016 WBSC World Championship in Surrey, B.C., Canada. He also boasts four World Cup of Softball titles and a Silver Medal from the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Full Article:
  24. Women's Basketball Adds Three Signees April 11, 2018 TAMPA, APRIL 11, 2018 – Coming off the team's sixth consecutive 20-win season and fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance, USF women's basketball head coach Jose Fernandez and his staff announced the signing of three players as the NCAA signing period began on Wednesday. The Bulls signed 5-10 combo guard Sydni Harvey (Nashville, Tenn.), 5-11 shooting guard Makaela Kestner (Bealton, Va.) and 5-8 point guard Elisa Pinzan (Murano, Italy) to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. The Bulls are expected to add additional signees as the period continues through May 16. "The class as a whole fits our needs," Fernandez said. "These are high character kids. They're excellent student-athletes that are going to represent our program and the University of South Florida in an unbelievable way." Read on
  25. Men’s Tennis Signs Chase Ferguson April 11, 2018 TAMPA, Fla. (April 11, 2018) – USF men's tennis signed incoming freshman Chase Ferguson to the 2018-2019 roster on Wednesday afternoon. "We are very excited to welcome Chase Ferguson into the USF men's tennis family," said head coach Ashley Fisher. "Chase is an exciting young tennis player with a huge future, and just as importantly is a quality young man with high character and principles." Rest of story