MACON, Ga. (Sept. 4, 2012) – Following their outstanding performances through the ETSU men’s soccer team’s undefeated 3-0-0 week, junior David Geno (Kingsport, Tenn.) and redshirt junior Ryan Coulter (Dublin, Ireland) earned both Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honors, the league office announced on Monday.
Geno was also selected as one of 12 members to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week, joining Georgetown’s Brandon Allen, Notre Dame’s Ryan Finley, Portland’s Steven Evans, Cornell’s Daniel Haber, Xavier’s Luke Spencer, ODU’s Gideon Asante, NC State’s Alex Martinez, St. John’s Jack Bennett, Washington’s Dylan Tucker-Ganges, Western Michigan’s Darren Jones and the College of Charleston’s Kees Heemskerk.
Geno’s recognitions come in the aftermath of a three-goal week, including the game-winning golden goal in double-overtime to defeat No. 17 UAB. Coulter posted his first two shutouts of the season, combining for 15 saves, blanking regionally ranked UNC Greensboro and nationally ranked UAB.
The weekly A-Sun award is the first of Geno’s collegiate career, while Coulter’s defensive honors are his third since joining the Bucs last season.
Geno put together a week to remember. On Tuesday against UNCG, the Dobyns-Bennett product netted two goals and added his first assist of the season to lead ETSU to a, 3-1, victory. His five points also broke the ETSU record for points in a single game. In ETSU’s showdown with No. 17 UAB, Geno fired a game-high four shots, capping off his week with the golden goal in the 108th minute to lift ETSU to its first home win over a ranked opponent in program history.
Coulter allowed just one goal on the week en route to posting a three-game GAA of 0.31. The lone goal he conceded came in the 22nd minute against UNCG, followed by 266:35 of shutout goalkeeping the remainder of the week. His clean sheet against UAB gave Coulter his fourth shutout in four games against the NSCAA Top 25, as he currently rides a 417:13 shutout streak against nationally ranked teams.
The ETSU men’s soccer team looks to extend its winning streak to four games on Saturday, as the Bucs welcome Radford to Summers-Taylor Stadium at 7 p.m.
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