MONDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2008
Senior goalie Joey Sanchez named Atlantic Sun Defensive “Player of the Week”
Senior goalie Joey Sanchez was named Atlantic Sun Defensive “Player of the Week” after being as solid as a stone wall in two wins for the JU men’s soccer team last week.
The Houston native posted nine saves, a shutout and a 0.50 goals against average to lead the Dolphins (8-7, 5-1) to road wins over Stetson and Florida Gulf Coast. JU has now won the last seven of eight A-Sun road matches dating back to last season.
“This honor is well-deserved,” said JU head coach Mike Johnson. “We have been fortunate this season to have two quality goalkeepers between the nets. Joey has been a great leader since the start of camp. Our success recently has been due to his play and quality leadership.”
Sanchez opened the two-match road trip with five saves in JU’s 4-1 win at Stetson on Oct. 17. He also made a key save on a breakaway, with the game tied, which would later help lead to JU’s game-winning goal by Taylor.
On Oct. 19, Sanchez combined with the Dolphins backline limited Florida Gulf Coast to six shots in a 2-0 win after the Eagles scored a program-record seven goals two days prior.
Sanchez currently has a 0.89 GAA, which is second in the A-Sun and is first on the JU single-season lists.
The Dolphins wrap their regular-season road schedule on Sunday, when they face cross-town and A-Sun rival UNF at 7 p.m. JU will be looking to gain a point in the SunTrust River City Rumble standings and to regain the Dennis Violett Memorial Cup.
2008 MEN'S SOCCER