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Rodd, DeGeer Earn First Team All-WCC Honors

Nov. 26, 2007

San Francisco senior defender Chris Rodd and senior midfielder Daniel DeGeer, whom earned West Coast Conference First Team recognition, led a list of five Dons to be honored by the WCC office.

After transferring from William and Mary prior to his junior season, Rodd started all 38 matches on the 2006 and 2007 schedules. During his time with the Dons, he proved time and again why he is considered one of the best defenders in the western states. Rodd earned All-WCC Second Team honors last year after helping USF record a stingy 0.88 goals against average. In 2007, Rodd scored one goal, a game winner, in USF's 2-1 overtime victory over Stanford on September 16.

DeGeer capped a fantastic senior campaign with his first conference selection. DeGeer, who entered the season with no goals and four assists for his career, collected three goals and five assists in his last time around with the Green and Gold. He was named WCC Player of the Week on September 10 after scoring two goals on free kicks and assisting senior Kyle Schlumpf on the game winner in USF's 3-2 win over San Jose State.

Following Rodd and DeGeer, senior midfielder/defender Brandon McDonald was a second team selection. Forward Bryan Burke and defender Victor Cortez were named to the WCC All-Freshman Team.

McDonald, a jack-of-all-trades, played and excelled at both the forward and defender position for USF in 2007. Following a shortened season in 2006 due to injury, McDonald started all 18 matches this past year collecting two goals and two assists. He scored the game winning goal against Saint Mary's on October 28.

Burke and Cortez jumped right into NCAA Division I soccer playing in all 18 matches for USF. Burke nailed one goal, a game winner at Loyola Marymount on October 19. Cortez, a speedy and skilled player, gave the Dons a presence at the middle and left back to go along with Rodd and McDonald.