Monday, November 10, 2008
MACON, Ga. - In the A-Sun Game of the Week, UNF forward Adam O’Neill netted two goals to earn his first career Player of the Week. FGCU goalkeeper Adam Glick anchored the Eagles defense to pick up his fourth shut out of the season to earn his third career Defensive Player of the Week award, the conference announced Monday.
O’Neill posted his goals to help the Ospreys finish the season with a 3-0, win against Coastal Carolina. He tops the UNF squad in goals (8) and assists (4) and is third in the conference in points (20). The London, England native is part of the programs’ highest winning team since UNF made the transition into Division I.
Sophomore Glick held the Eagles defense and picked up his fourth shutout of the season in FGCU's 2-0, win against FAU on Saturday night. Glick notched six saves in goal for FGCU. The business major is fourth in the A-Sun with a 1.36 goals against average. He also ranks fourth in the A-Sun with four shutouts and 66 saves.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life, with a focus on academic and athletic integrity and a balance between the two for the student-athlete, and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun encompasses six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun consists of some of the most dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.
Other Top Performers
Aaron Johnson, CAM (Sr. - GK - St. Charles, Mo. - Business Administration) - Johnson ran his scoreless string to 570 minutes with his sixth-consecutive shutout as 24th-ranked Campbell defeated High Point 2-0 for the Camels' 11th-straight win. Johnson also moved into second place on A-Sun and school charts for career shutouts (21) after tying Peter Moore’s 1986 Campbell record with his ninth of the 2008 campaign. He leads the A-Sun in goals-against average (0.83), save percentage (.808) and shutouts (9) and has played all 1632 minutes in the nets for the Camels this year
Francesco DiStefano, FGCU (Fr. - MF - Kissimmee, Fla. - Sports Management) - DiStefano registered a goal and an assist in the Eagles 2-0 win over FAU on Saturday night. DiStefano's goal gives him six on the season, tying him for first on the team.
A-Sun Weekly Notes
Campbell (13-5-0, 9-0-0) moved up to #22 in this week's Soccer America poll after extending its win streak to a school record-tying 11 matches with a 2-0 win at High Point on Tuesday. The Camels also tied the school record for most shutouts in a season (9), first set in 1973 and equaled in both 1983 and 1986. The win at High Point was Campbell's 6th-straight shutout triumph which broke the old school record of 5, set in 1986. Campbell also handed the Panthers their first home loss of the season. Richard Jata came off the bench and scored in his seventh-consecutive match. He moved into 20th place on Campbell’s all-time scoring list Tuesday night and now has 62 points (24 goals, 14 assists) in only 55 games. The Camels own a 19-0-1 record (7-0-0 this year) in games when Jata scores since he joined the program in 2006. Over his last seven matches, Jata has produced eight goals – including six game-winners – and one assist to run his season tally to 19 points (8 goals, 3 assists) in 15 outings. Vince Petrasso scored in the 11th minute and tallied his 3rd game-winning goal of the season while upping his points total to 14 (6G, 2A) in 13 matches. Senior keeper Aaron Johnson (6-straight shutouts) and senior defender Stephen Oyuga have played all 1632 minutes for the Camels this year. The Camels will carry their 11-game win streak into next week’s Atlantic Sun Conference Championship, which they will host at the Eakes Athletic Complex. Top-seeded Campbell will face either Belmont or Stetson on Thurs., Nov. 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the semi-final round.