Wittman Named ECAC Defensive Player Of The Week

Oct. 26, 2010


CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Kyle Wittman (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall College) earned more recognition for his stellar play last week as the Eastern College Athletic Conference named him its Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced today.

Wittman made three saves against Canisius in a 2-0 shutout on Friday and a season-high eight saves in a 1-0 blanking of Niagara on Sunday to secure the Greyhounds’ third straight shutout. Wittman, who boasts a record of 8-3-2, has helped Loyola to first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference with three consecutive shutouts.

The senior goalkeeper has not been scored on in 349:31 and leads the MAAC in goals against average (0.97) and shutouts (six) and ranks second in save percentage (.794). WIttman currently has 15 career shutouts.

 The award marks the second time this season Wittman has earned an ECAC Defensive Player of the Week honor.

Loyola has won seven games over an eight-game unbeaten streak and hosts third-place Siena this Friday at 7 p.m. The Greyhounds then face Marist at home on Sunday at 1 p.m.