Top Drawer Soccer Honors Charpie for Clutch Goal

November 21, 2011

USF Senior Writer

TAMPA - Wesley Charpie's heroics have earned him a spot on the Team of the Week.

The freshman midfielder sent the USF men past UCF, 2-1, in overtime Sunday with a header in the 95th minute to earn the Bulls a spot in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

"After I scored that goal, I just blacked out," Charpie said. "I threw my shirt off, went and got piled on by my teammates. I don't remember anything. It's the best feeling I've ever had."

Charpie became the second USF player to earn national attention this week. Keeper Chris Blais was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week earlier Monday after making five saves against the Knights.

Charpie, a Tarpon Springs native, has started every game for the Bulls (13-3-3) heading into Sunday's 6 p.m. game against New Mexico back at Corbett Soccer Stadium. Admission is free thanks to the Tampa Bay Sports Commission.

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