PROVIDENCE, R.I. – University of Connecticut redshirt junior goalkeeper Jacob Wagmeister (River Edge, N.J.) has been named the American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week as announced by the league on Monday morning. The conference also recognized junior forward Nicholas Zuniga (Norwalk, Conn.) and freshman defender Elliott Ackroyd (Nottingham, England), who both earned a spot on the Honor Roll.
Wagmeister tallied a career-high seven saves in the draw against the Gaels, finishing a match with at least six saves for the third time this season. The Connecticut keeper, who has started each of the Huskies’ six matches in 2014, ranks second in the conference in saves per game (5.17) and third in save percentage (75.6).
Wagmeister earned his fourth career win in Connecticut’s 3-1 win over Seattle on Sept. 14, and he has recorded three shutouts in nine career games for the Huskies. The redshirt junior boasts a career goals against average of 1.20, and he produced a shutout in each of his two starts in 2013.
Zuniga was named to the Honor Roll after providing the equalizer in the 77th minute against Iona. The goal was his first of 2014, and his four points this year rank third on UConn. Ackroyd notched his first point ever for the Huskies, earning an assist on Zuniga’s goal. The Connecticut center back has played all 566 minutes this season.
UConn returns to the pitch on Tuesday with a match on the road against former Big East rival St. John’s. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. and the contest will be broadcasted live by ESPN3.
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