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Levene Earns Third Selection as Goalkeeper of the Week

Levene has made 61 consecutive starts in goal for UConn (PC: Steve Slade).
Oct. 2, 2017


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STORRS, Conn. –
For the third time the season, redshirt senior goalkeeper Scott Levene has been named American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday afternoon.

Sophomore Niko Petridis and junior captain Jacob Hauser-Ramsey were selected for the AAC Honor Roll, giving the Huskies (5-2-2, 2-0-0 American) a strong presence on the awards list heading into Monday night’s match with No. 1/3 Maryland.

Levene has posted three consecutive shutouts for UConn, including a recent pair of 1-0 wins against Providence and Tulsa last week at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. In that stretch, he has made 22 saves – allowing UConn to win three straight games in the process.

UConn’s goalkeeper has now made 61 consecutive starts in net dating back to his redshirt freshman season in 2014, the second-longest streak in program history. He leads the American in goals against average (0.52), save percentage (.861) and shutouts (5).

On the national scale, Levene ranks ninth in goals against average, 10th in save percentage and tied for 16th in shutouts across all of Division I.

Levene remains the solid piece behind UConn’s experienced defensive backline, which consists of redshirt junior Dylan Greenberg, redshirt sophomore Nkosi Burgess, Hauser-Ramsey and redshirt senior Andrew Geres.

Well on pace to record his fourth-straight season with a sub-1.00 goals against average, Levene has set a new personal season-high with three nods as Conference Goalkeeper of the Week – and just halfway through the season.

Petridis and Hauser-Ramsey each earned their first AAC recognition of the season on Monday. Petridis has accounted for at least one point in each of the last four games, including the game-winning goal in the 53rd minute against Tulsa on Friday.

Hauser-Ramsey has assisted Levene in pitching three consecutive shutouts, proving to be one of the toughest defenders on the UConn roster.

The Huskies prepare to face No. 1/3 Maryland on Monday night at Morrone Stadium, with kickoff at 7 p.m. (ET). Admission is free for all UConn students.

 

 

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