PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- After helping the Huskies pick up a pair of wins, including a 1-0 conference-opening victory over Temple on Saturday, UConn men's soccer redshirt-junior Scott Levene (Stamford, Conn.) was selected as the American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week, while senior tri-captain Jake Nerwinski (Lawrenceville, N.J.) was tabbed as the league's Defender of the Week. Additionally, sophomore striker Abdou Mbacke Thiam (Dakar, Senegal) earned a spot on the weekly honor roll.
Levene, who leads the league and ranks 31st in the nation with a 0.77 goals against average, led the team to a 2-1 victory over URI on Sept. 21 before helping the squad pick up three conference points on Saturday with a 1-0 shutout victory over the Owls.
Through nine matches in 2016, Levene holds an .825 save percentage and is averaging 3.67 saves per match, propelling the Huskies to a 6-3-0 start.
Nerwinski helped the Huskies' grab a win over the Rams, scoring in the road win, before helping the Husky defense notch its third shutout in Saturday's tilt with the Owls.
Thiam earned a spot on the weekly honor roll after scoring in both victories, pushing his team-leading goal total to six. The Husky sophomore has tallied four goals in his last three matches.
In total, UConn has now had four weekly award winners after Thiam and rookie Niko Petridis (Norwalk, Conn.) were honored on Aug. 29.
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