Aug 13, 2013
HOUSTON — University of Houston Soccer seniors Cami Koski (First Team), Kylie Cook (Second Team) and Jasmine Martinez (Second Team) were honored on CollegeSportsMadness.com’s Preseason All-Conference squads, announced earlier this week.
The three were recognized among the elite players in The American Athletic Conference during the inaugural season. 13 players were named to each the First and Second Team. Koski was the lone goal keeper honored on the First Team, while Cook and Martinez were two of the four midfielders recognized on the Second Team.
“This is a great honor for all three of these players,” head coach Chris Pfau said. “I thought all three players had an incredible season for us last year and they truly were the big reason we made our conference tournament. I’m looking forward to watching them compete during their senior season and help us make a run in The American Athletic Conference.”
Koski, a senior goal keeper from Missouri City, Texas, is a three-year letterwinner and a two-time Second Team All-Conference USA honoree (2012, 2010) and All-Freshman Team member (2010). She enters 2013 ranked first all-time in Houston Soccer history in shutouts (15) and goals/against average (1.07), while ranking second in saves (209), save percentage (.800), wins (19), games played (52), minutes (4,612), and games started (47) in the net.
Cook, a senior midfielder from The Woodlands, Texas, is a three-year starter and was named a Third Team All-Conference USA performer last season. She returns for her final season ranked third all-time in Houston Soccer history in penalty kicks made (3), fifth in assists (10), ninth in minutes played (4,420) and 10th in assists/game (0.17).
Martinez, a senior midfielder from Whittier, Calif., is coming off a strong junior season where she led Houston in offensive scoring with eight goals, 22 shots on goal and 36 points. She went on to score the game-winning goal in an exciting road win over Arizona State and managed to register a .611 shot on goal percentage. Martinez currently ranks third all-time in Houston Soccer history with three penalty kicks made. She returns for her final season as a starter after being named a C-USA All-Freshman Team honoree in 2010.
COLLEGESPORTSMADNESS.com PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
F – Jonelle Filigno – Rutgers
F – Charlyn Corral – Louisville
F – Christabel Oduro – Memphis
F – Shelby Redman – SMU
MF – Rikki Clarke – SMU
MF – Haley Katkowski – Rutgers
MF – Angelika Uremovich – Louisville
MF – Kylie Davis – Memphis
D – Marissa Diggs – UCF
D – Diamond Simpson – Memphis
D – Courtney Smith – SMU
D – Katie Walz – Louisville
GK – Cami Koski – Houston
F – Sharla Passariello – USF
F – Christine Exeter – Louisville
F – Andrea Plucenik – Uconn
F – Laura Rose – Cincinnati
MF – Kylie Cook – Houston
MF – Jasmine Martinez – Houston
MF – Madison Barney – UCF
MF – Jennifer Skogerboe – Uconn
D – Erin Lafferty – Temple
D – Carleigh Williams – UCF
D – Gabriella Charno – Uconn
D – Ashley Nicol – UCF
GK – Lianne Maldonado – UCF
Offensive Player of the Year: Jonelle Filigno – Rutgers
Defensive Player of the Year: Marissa Diggs, UCF
Freshman of the Year: Madison Tiernan – Rutgers
Coach of the Year: Tiffany Roberts-Sahaydak – UCF
For more information on CollegeSportsMadness.com, CLICK HERE.
ABOUT THE COUGARS
Houston will rely heavily on its experience and returning class as the team rosters 11 seniors and welcomes back C-USA All-Conference honorees in senior goal keeper Cami Koski and senior midfielder Kylee Cook, while also returning Houston’s top scorer from a year ago in senior Jasmine Martinez.
Pfau and staff have added a healthy mix of newcomers with 11 additions to the squad, including five NCAA Division I transfers.
THE AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
Houston will compete in the inaugural season of The American Athletic Conference. The 2013 season is set to begin on August 23 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Cougars will open play at home on Sunday, Aug. 25 vs. Georgia at 1 p.m. at the Carl Lewis Complex. For full schedule, CLICK HERE.
2013 SEASON TICKETS
A season ticket package is available for $50 and is good for all seven home matches. The tickets are also part of a flexible ticket package that is good for any game. With the flexible ticket package, fans are given the opportunity to either use one ticket for each home game or multiple tickets to a few games.
Tickets can be purchased at the Houston Athletics Ticket Office in the Athletics/Alumni Center or on the phone at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or online at www.UHCougars.com.
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