USF junior midfielder Francisco Aristeguieta received the honor of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Award on Monday OVGFAYIHRQWGFKJ.20080527151612afternoon.

The Venezuela native earned a 4.0 GPA last year while also serving as team captain, leading the Bulls to their first Big East championship in soccer during his sophomore season.

Perhaps the biggest highlight of last year’s season was in the Big East semifinals where he scored two goals.

“Francisco has been a vital part of the USF soccer program,” said USF head coach George Kiefer. “He’s set a standard not only on the field, but off the field with his hard work and dedication to everything he does.”

Defending WNIT champs’ conference schedule set

The USF women’s basketball team received its regular season conference schedule from the league today with the Bulls playing 16 games.

Each team will play seven games at home and away and then one team twice both home and away. USF will face Georgetown twice this season, which went 20-14, 7-9 last season and routed the Bulls 86-68.

While the dates and times will be announced later on, here are the teams USF will face next season in the Big East:

Georgetown (twice),

Home:

DePaul, Pitt, Providence, Rutgers, Syracuse, Villanova and West Virginia.

Away:

Cincinnati, Connecticut, Louisville, Marquette, Notre Dame, St. John’s and Seton Hall.

-K.K.

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