Hernandez, Rodgers and Ledgeway Receive Weekly Men's Soccer Honors
Player of the Week
Manuel Hernandez, North Georgia
5-7 • Fr. • F • Venezuela
Hernandez has made a huge impact in his first collegiate season, scoring two of the Saints three goals in a 3-1 win over Francis Marion that secured a first-round home game. The freshman scored the first and last goals for the Saints on Saturday. He received a booming free kick from keeper Rade Tanaskovic and put it home from 13 yards out to open the scoring, then had a chip in the second to close it out. Hernandez leads the team and is tied for eighth in the PBC in goals and is 10th in points.
Defender of the Week
Stuart Rodgers, UNC Pembroke
6-1 • Sr. • D • Retford, England
Rodgers played 192 minutes in two games last week, leading a defense that recorded its seventh shutout of the season and allowed only one goal. The senior played every second into double overtime with Lander, holding the Bearcats to six shots on goal. He then led the Braves to a 1-0 shutout win over Francis Marion, allowing only three shots on goal. Rodgers and the Braves defense lead the PBC with a 0.77 team GAA and have allowed a league-low 13 goals to be scored this season.
Goalkeeper of the Week
Brendan Ledgeway, Montevallo
6-2 • Soph. • GK • York, England
Ledgeway picked up his ninth shutout of the season this week as he made three saves in a 4-0 victory over Georgia Southwestern on the road. That win secured the #2 seed for the Falcons and a first-round home game in the PBC Tournament. He now has a PBC best 0.70 GAA among goalkeepers who have competed in at least half of their teams contests. He also leads the conference in save percentage (.824) and is second in total saves (56).
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