Hot Links: Eight soccer players earn All-Conference honors

SMU's Paulo da SilvaThe 3rd season of “Inside College Hoops with Matt Doherty” debuts Nov. 24, 2008 on KAAM 770 AM, live from Ten Sports Grill, 1302 Main St. in downtown Dallas. Listen online and submit questions for Coach Doh or call in at 972-445-0770 or 877-272-5226. Read more.

The men’s soccer team fell to South Carolina 3-0 in the quarterfinals of the 2008 Conference USA tournament Nov. 12. The NCAA announces the field for its postseason tournament Nov. 17. Read more.

Meanwhile, 8 Mustang soccer players have earned All-Conference honors. On the men’s team, sophomore defender/midfielder Leone Cruz, junior forward Paulo da Silva (right), senior midfielder Jeff Harwell and sophomore midfielder Kekoa Osorio were named 2nd-team All-Conference. Midfielder Diogo de Almeida and forward Arthur Ivo were named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team. Read more.

On the women’s team, junior defender Kim Peabody was named first-team All-Conference, and first-year forward Logan May was selected to the league’s All-Freshman team. Read more.

SMU's Silje Fjortoft and Rachael ForishFresh from winning its first Conference USA title, the cross country team heads to Waco Nov. 15 for the 2008 NCAA South Central Regionals. Running for the 19th-ranked Mustangs will be the 2006 and 2007 South Central Regional Female Athletes of the Year, senior Rachael Forish and sophomore Silje Fjortoft. Fjortoft also owns the 2008 C-USA individual title after clocking the fastest 5K time in conference history, 16:46. (Left, Fjortoft and Forish.) Read more.

Senior Petra Klosova received her 6th career Conference USA Swimmer of the Week honor Nov. 11. The SMU Olympian was recognized for her performance at the 2008 Mean Green Duals Nov. 8, in which the SMU women’s swimming and diving team beat Colorado State, New Mexico State and North Texas. Read more.

Hot Links: SMU vs. TCU during Family Weekend

SMU forward Paulo da SilvaA gridiron tradition continues when SMU plays TCU in the State Farm DFW Duel Battle for the Iron Skillet. The game is on at 7 p.m. Sept. 20, during Family Weekend.

Meanwhile, the Mustangs’ Sept. 13 game at Texas Tech will be broadcast at 6 p.m. on FSN Southwest and KTCK 1310 AM (The Ticket) in Dallas.

The men’s soccer team continues to climb in the national rankings after shutting out Stanford 2-0 and tying No. 7 California-Berkeley in the Cal Legacy Classic Sept. 5-7. The Mustangs have reached No. 5 in the Soccer America poll and jumped to No. 4 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll and No. 3 in the poll.

Senior forward Paulo da Silva (left) was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the team’s stand at Berkeley. The Mustangs host Tulsa, Oakland and George Mason in the Prego’s Express Italian Men’s Soccer Invitational Sept. 12-13 at Westcott Field. Read more.