USF Men's Soccer BIO
Ben Sweat
Player Profile:
Ben Sweat 713002
Position: Defender
Year: Senior
City/State: Palm Harbor, Fla.
High School: Palm Harbor HS

2013 - Started all 21 games on the back line for the Bulls, helping the team post eight shutouts … Named All-AAC First Team … Posted two points on the year … Finished career as USF's all-time leader in games played with 78 ... Recorded one goal against CSU Bakersfield (Oct. 1) … Recorded 10 shots and five shots on goal for the year … Tabbed Preseason Defender of the Year for the American Athletic Conference... Named to College Soccer News' Preseason All-American Third Team... Named one of nation's top 10 defenders by in their 2013 season preview... Named to second team in’s Preseason Best XI... Made's list of nation's top 100 players, coming in at No. 27.

2012 - Appeared in 18 games for the Bulls... Scored two goals and added two assists... Took 15 shots with nine being on goal... Had two game-winning goals on the year.

2011 - Started all 21 games for the Bulls… Finished second on the team with five assists… Helped lead the defense that posted seven shutouts.

2010 - Played in all 18 games for the Bulls... Helped anchor the back line that recorded 10 shutouts... Added one assist on the season.

Prep - Comes to USF after being named a two-time Pinellas County Player of the Year (2009-2010) by the St. Petersburg Times ... A 6-2, 170-pound left back from Palm Harbor, Fla., Sweat played his high school soccer at Palm Harbor High School where he was also tabbed first team all-county and a first team All-Pinellas County Athletic Conference selection over the past two seasons ... He helped guide Palm Harbor to the 2009 Florida State 5A soccer title and a state runner-up finish in 6A in 2010 ... Sweat is currently the captain of the Clearwater Chargers U-18 Academy ... He was also chosen to play for the Arizona Academy Showcase U-18 select team in the fall of 2009.

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