Brandon Paul Named ECAC Defensive Player of the Week
November 2, 2010
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – University of Delaware men’s soccer goalkeeper Brandon Paul has been named the ECAC Division I Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 31. He becomes the first player in the program’s history to earn the weekly honors.
The accolades continue to roll in for the Flemington, N.J. native. Paul (at right) was named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week, as well as the National 5 & 10 Best of the Blue Hens Athlete of the Week.
Paul is joined the in the weekly honors with fellow CAA Co-Player of the Week CJ Sapong of James Madison, was named the ECAC Offensive Player of the Week.
Last week, Paul, a criminal justice major, recorded two shutouts in conference play to help keep the Blue Hens postseason hopes alive, blanking Towson and UNC Wilmington 1-0. He made 13 saves during the week, including seven against UNCW.
Arguably the save of the week came versus the Seahawks with just 19 seconds left in the game on Saturday.
After a UNCW player was fouled, the Seahawks’ Shaun Utterson took the ensuing set piece, aiming just below the cross bar. But with a diving save, Paul pushed the ball over the net to preserve the victory and the shutout.
Paul and the Blue Hens look to keep their playoff hopes alive as they take on Virginia Commonwealth on Sunday Nov. 7 in the regular season finale. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. at Delaware Mini Stadium.