Navy Soccer Duo Earns Patriot League Weekly Accolades
Nov. 7, 2011
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy men's soccer players Michael Lemonick and Max Renaldo were honored by the Patriot League for their roles in Saturday's 0-0 tie with Colgate, which enabled the Midshipmen to advance to the Patriot League Tournament for the first time since the 2001 season. The duo was named Defensive Player of the Week and Goalkeeper of the Week, respectively, for their first career weekly honors.
Lemonick, a freshman defenseman from Wynnewood, Pa., was named the BRINE / Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week after helping Navy record its fourth shutout of the season and second in the last four contests in the 0-0 draw with Colgate. Lemonick helped a Navy defense hold Colgate to just 12 shots in the double-overtime contest and made the defensive play of the game in the 79th minute, blocking a Colgate shot with his chest along the goal-line that seemed destined for the back of the net. Lemonick has played in 12 games this year with starts in the last four contests, playing every minute of the last four games. During that span, Navy has allowed just two goals in 384 minutes for a GAA of 0.47, as well as giving up just 41 shots (10.3 per game) in helping the Midshipmen to a 3-0-1 mark. Lemonick has scored one goal for two points so far this season.
Meanwhile, Max Renaldo, a junior goalkeeper from Tampa, Fla., was named the BRINE / Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week after recording his first career shutout in the 0-0 tie with Colgate. Renaldo stopped a career-high five shots in the draw, including a pair of spectacular saves late in the second half to keep Colgate off the board. For the season, Renaldo is 2-0-1 with a 0.44 GAA and an .882 save percentage (15 saves, 2 GA) in 407 minutes of action.
The Navy men's soccer team will battle top-seeded American in the Patriot League Tournament on Friday at 11:00 am at Washington, D.C.'s, Reeves Field on the campus of American University. The other semifinal pits second-seeded Colgate against third-seeded Lehigh on Friday at 2:00 pm. The two semifinal winners will compete on Sunday at 1:00 pm with a berth to the NCAA Tournament on the line.
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