For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
Fredericksburg, Va. – Junior Juwan Kearson (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul's School) and senior Zack Haussler (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) claim both the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week awards, respectively, for the week of October 23.
This is Kearson's first-ever weekly honor while Haussler, who's sharing this week's honor with Salisbury University goalkeeper Trevor Brookhart, is earning his seventh career (and third of the season) weekly honor.
Kearson was selected as the CAC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring once in each game in a 2-0 week for the Seahawks. The 5-8 midfielder started the week by netting the insurance goal in a 2-0 upset win over No. 16 University of Mary Washington, before notching the game-winner in a 2-0 victory against Wesley College.
He now leads the team with seven goals and 17 points. Kearson ranks second in the conference with four game-winning goals (GWG) and tied for fourth in both goals and points. He is 34th in Division III in GWG.
Haussler collected CAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording two shutouts in a 2-0 week for St. Mary's. In a 2-0 win over No. 16 Mary Washington, he made five saves. He then followed that up with six stops in the win over Wesley as the Seahawks moved into sole possession of second in the CAC standings.
The 6-0 goalkeeper remains atop of the conference in save percentage (0.875), goals against average (0.52), and shutouts (7). Haussler, who owns a 10-2 record, ranks 13th in save percentage and 17th in both goals against average and shutouts.
The Seahawks (11-5, 7-1 CAC) will be back in action on Wednesday, October 25 when St. Mary's travels to York College of Pennsylvania (6-8-2, 4-3-1 CAC) for a league tilt under lights at 7:00 p.m.
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2017 CAC Offensive Players of the Week
Sept. 5 – Chase Vilga, Penn State Harrisburg, Sr., M/F
Sept. 11 – Isaac Ekobo, St. Mary's, Fy., F
Sept. 18 – Chase Vilga, Penn State Harrisburg, Sr., M/F
Sept. 25 – Daniel Kalke, Mary Washington, So., F
Oct. 2 – Stephen Durbin, Christopher Newport, Jr., F
Oct. 9 – Andrew Gogolin, Christopher Newport, Sr., M
Oct. 16 – Stephen Durbin, Christopher Newport, Jr., F
Oct. 23 – Juwan Kearson, St. Mary's, Jr., M
2017 CAC Defensive Players of the Week
Sept. 5 – Patrick Paolini, St. Mary's, So., GK
Sept. 11 – Matt Spencer, Mary Washington, Sr., GK
Sept. 18 – Matt Spencer, Mary Washington, Sr., GK
Sept. 25 – Zack Haussler, St. Mary's, Sr., GK
Oct. 2 – Zack Haussler, St. Mary's, Sr., GK
Oct. 9 – Matt Spencer, Mary Washington, Sr., GK
Oct. 16 – Billy Bridegum, York, Fy., GK
Oct. 23 – Zack Haussler, St. Mary's, Sr., GK