Oct. 18, 2010
EDISON, N.J. - Loyola University Maryland men’s soccer senior goalkeeper Kyle Wittman (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall College) earned recognition for his stellar play against Rider as the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference named him MAAC Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced today.
Wittman earns his third Defensive Player of the Week award of the season after winning on September 7 and September 27. Wittman took two Defensive Player of the Week awards last year.
The senior made four saves against Rider on Saturday to secure his MAAC-leading fourth shutout of the year with a 1-0 win. In addition to leading the conference in shutouts, Wittman maintains a 1.14 goals against average, which ranks fourth the MAAC.
The honor marks the fourth straight week Loyola has captured a MAAC weekly award and the sixth week the Greyhounds have taken at least one award since the MAAC began this season's awards seven weeks ago. This week also marks the fourth consecutive time a Loyola player has earned MAAC Defensive Player of the Week and the fifth overall. Gerwyn Jones captured one on October 4 and Jamie Libby won one last week on October 11.
Loyola travels through New York this weekend for MAAC matches against Canisius and Niagara. The Greyhounds take on Canisius on Friday at 7 p.m. before facing Niagara on Sunday at 1 p.m.