USF junior goalkeeper Jeff Gopsill, who helped the Bulls shut out No. 14 San Francisco and No. 19 Stanford last weekend in California, was named the Metro Conference player of the week. For the year, he has three shutouts _ tying him for the school record of 11 with Mark Sheehan-Shepherd _ and a 0.98 goals-against average. A 15-year-old Kentucky high school soccer player died Sunday, 36 hours after he was injured in a game. Scott Christian of Boone County High School hurt his stomach in a collision with another player. He left the game and was taken to a hospital after coaches noticed he was vomiting. Doctors said X-rays showed the boy had bruised his diaphragm. On Saturday night, he began spitting up blood. Family members were getting ready to take him to the hospital Sunday morning when he turned purple and collapsed. The boy was in cardiac arrest when he arrived in the emergency room at a hospital in Florence, Ky., on Sunday morning. The medical staff revived him once, but he died within an hour.
ET CETERA: Heptathlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee and golfer Pat Bradley were named amateur and professional sportswomen of the year by the Women's Sports Foundation, a nonprofit group that promotes female sports. The Zamboanga City (Philippines) Little League Baseball Association said it will sue Little League International for stripping its team of the world series title. Jerry Brunette Sr., a school bus driver from Rochester, N.Y., averaged 248.3 pins for the early lead in the $75,000 Hammer Naples (Fla.) PBA Senior Bowling Open. In Claymont, Del., Australian Carol Gianotti averaged 212 pins for her first 18 games for the lead after three rounds in the $75,000 Columbia 300 Delaware Open.
_ Compiled by Anthony Epifano