Koscso is USF's lone first-teamer in Big East honors
Three days after being eliminated from the Big East tournament in Clearwater, USF had a quiet presence in the conference's postseason honors, with senior third baseman Jonathan Koscso as the lone Bulls player on the All-Big East first team.
Two more seniors -- starting pitcher Randy Fontanez and senior closer Kevin Quackenbush -- were named to the second team, with no USF players among the third-team selections. Connecticut outfielder George Springer was a unanimous Player of the Year, Huskies pitcher Matt Barnes earned pitcher-of-the-year, and the regular-season champs swept the honors as coach Jim Penders was Big East Coach of the Year. Notre Dame freshman Trey Mancini was the league's Rookie of the Year.
The league hosted its award ceremony and home-run derby at Bright House Field on Tuesday night, and the double-elimination tournament starts Wednesday. USF finished ninth in the league standings, missing the conference tournament for the first time in its six seasons in the Big East.