Senior goalkeeper Cami Koski was honored as the American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and labeled a First Team All-Conference selection in the league’s inaugural season.
“This is incredible news and very well-deserved for Cami. I have seen a lot of great keepers in college soccer, but over the last two seasons, no one compares to Cami’s level,” said head coach Chris Pfau. “To get this honor with the record we had speaks volumes of how great she is at that position. Just in my short two seasons here at Houston, she has grown into not only a great keeper, but also a great teammate. I could not be more proud of someone that has worked so hard for this.”
Koski ended her career with a strong statistical season that saw records broken and movement within the program on several lists of all-time career-bests.
Koski ranked among the American’s top keepers by leading the league with an average of 8.18 saves per game while ranking second in total saves with 90 in only 11 games played.
UH vs. Cincinnati
The Cougars’ Nov. 23 game against Cincinnati will be set to kick off at 11 a.m. It will be broadcast either on ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNews or as The American Game of the Week on ESPN Regional affiliates.
The network selection for the game will be announced following Nov. 16 games, including UH’s meeting with No. 19 Louisville. The game will kick off at 6 p.m. and will air on ESPNU.
In other news from the American, Houston’s Trevon Stewart was named to the league’s weekly honor roll after recording a game-high 13 tackles, his fourth double-digit tackle effort this season, and his fourth interception of the season in Houston’s narrow 19-14 loss at No. 15 UCF.
Leone named semifinalist for Ray Guy Award
Senior punter Richie Leone has been named a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award for the third consecutive season.
Leone was the only player this season to be named the Ray Guy Award Player of the Week twice. Leone averages 42.9 yards per punt on 37 attempts. The senior has booted 54 percent of his punts inside opponents’ 20-yard lines, with nine landing inside the 10-yard line.
Leone is currently second all-time on UH’s charts, with a career punting average of 43 yards per kick, and is its kickoff specialist, with 55 kickoffs, including 27 touchbacks.
Warren has big weekend
Junior hitter Cortney Warren punched a spot on the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll for the third time this season. She received praise for her performances at Louisville and Cincinnati this past weekend.
Warren had one of the best showings for the Cougars, as she hit .348 on the weekend with 28 kills, three digs and five blocks and scored 30 points.
She recorded her second-best hitting average of the season against Cincinnati, hitting .423. The match marks the fourth time this season Warren recorded one error, the third time to hit .300 or better with only one error. It was also her 14th double-figure kill match of the season. Against Louisville, Warren hit .300 with 16 kills and three blocks.