Coco Montes,a USF sophomore infielder, was recognized by the American Athletic Conference during a big week for USF baseball. The team went 5-0 and had a huge win against Florida State. Montes totaled three runs, his second home run of the season and a team-high five RBIs. Montes said he is ready to continue this type of play throughout the rest of his sophomore year.
“My body feels a lot better than last year,” Montes said. “Just being able to come out here and start winning, that’s going to be the biggest thing for me.”
The second baseman was recruited out of Miami with the vision that he could immediately have an impact on USF’s baseball program. Montes had a big freshman year, but has improved since then.
Both Montes and head coach Mark Kingston said they believe that confidence has a lot to do with it.
“He is just a better all-around player. He’s taken the second base very well,” Kingston said. “I just think his confidence is at an all-time high.”
Coco Montes says being AAC’s player of the week is nice, but he’s more proud of the fact that his team had a great week.