Jenkins Nets Defensive Player of the Week Honors
Oct. 4, 2005
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy men's soccer player Thomas Jenkins has been named the Patriot League Brine(r) Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Midshipmen to a 2-0-0 record last week, including a shutout of league favorite, American. Jenkins is the first Mid to earn a weekly honor by the Patriot League. The Mids currently boast a 6-4-0 record and are tied for second with five other teams with a 1-1-0 league mark.
Jenkins, a sophomore from Franklin, N.C., helped Navy stop a three-game losing streak last Wednesday night with an impressive outing against preseason league favorite, American. Making his first career start, Jenkins turned aside three American shots, including two in a 10-second flurry in the second half with Navy holding on to a 1-0 lead. With the shutout victory, he became the seventh Navy goalie in school history to record a shutout in his first career start. He backed up his first start with another impressive outing in a 3-1 victory against La Salle on Sunday. He made four stops, with the only goal he allowed coming off a rebound of a penalty shot he originally saved. For the season, Jenkins has appeared in four games, posting a 0.89 GAA and an .800 save percentage with eight saves.
Navy faces Holy Cross (5-5-0 overall / 0-2-0 PL) in a key Patriot League battle on Saturday night in Annapolis, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Fans with a ticket stub to that afternoon's football game with Air Force will receive free admission to Saturday night's soccer game, just by showing their ticket stub. For ticket information, call the Naval Academy Athletic Association ticket office at 1-800-US4-NAVY.
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