Three Soccer Players Earn All-BIG EAST Honors

Nov. 8, 2001

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CORAL GABLES, Fla.-For the first time ever the Miami soccer team lands three players to the All-BIG EAST team. Senior Deidre Bass (Coral Springs, Fla.), sophomore Vonda Matthews (Broken Arrow, Okla.) and freshman Britney Butcher (Bothell, Wash.) were the players receiving the honors.

Bass was named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team. She started all 19 matches for the Hurricanes this season totaling four goals and two assists for a total of 10 points on the season.

Matthews was also named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team for the second season in a row. She played all 19 matches and was third in scoring with six goals and three assists for a total of 15 points.

Newcomer Butcher was named to the All-BIG EAST Rookie Team after starting all 19 matches and leading Miami in scoring with eight goals and eight assists for a team-high of 24 points.

The Hurricanes wrapped up the season with a 10-8-1 record overall and a 3-2-1 record for a third place finish in the Northeast Division.

Miami awaits an at large bid to the newly expanded 64-team bracket for the Division I Women’s Soccer Championship slated to begin Nov. 16 and 18.

The teams selected will be announced live at 3 p.m. Eastern time, Monday, November 12 on various regional sports networks and via the internet at ncaachampionships.com.

First/Second Rounds (16): To be determined (on campus)
November 16 and 18, 2001

Third Rounds (8): To be determined (on campus)

November 23, 24 or 25, 2001

Quarterfinals: To be determined (on campus)

November 30 or December 1 or 2, 2001

College Cup: Gerald J. Ford Stadium

Dallas

Southern Methodist University, host

December 7 and 9, 2001