Women's Soccer has three players named to the Soccer Buzz All-Southeast Region Team

Jan. 10, 2002

CORAL GABLES, Fla.-Deidre Bass (Coral Springs, Fla.), Vonda Matthews (Broken Arrow, Okla.) and Britney Butcher (Bothell, Wash.) of the University of Miami soccer team were named to the All-Southeast Region Team by Soccer Buzz Magazine.

Bass, a senior defender, was named to the Soccer Buzz All-Southeast Second Team after leading the Hurricanes to a 10-9 finish and a their first NCAA Tournament appearance.

After anchoring a defense that posted two shutouts and allowed one goal and just 14 shots in wins over Florida Atlantic, Central Florida, and No. 20 Florida, Bass was named to the Soccer Buzz National Elite Team and earned BIG EAST Defender of the Week honors. She also scored the game-winner against the Gators to give the Hurricanes their first win over a ranked opponent and a No. 14 national ranking.

Matthews, a sophomore midfielder, was also named to the All-Southeast Second Team as a defender. She contributed offensively for the Hurricanes as she tallied six goals, three assists and 15 points this season.

Additionally, Butcher, a freshman midfielder, was named to the Soccer Buzz All-Southeast All-Freshman team. Butcher recorded a team-high 24 points, eight goals and eight assists. She finished the season second in goals scored behind Laura West’s nine goals.