PROVIDENCE, R.I. – UConn men’s soccer senior defender and team captain Sergio Campbell (Clarendon, Jamaica) has been named the American Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday.
Campbell, who earned conference Preseason Defensive Player of the Year honors in August, has started each match this season for the Huskies (5-6-2, 3-1-1 American), anchoring a defense that has allowed just one goal in conference play. UConn notched another clean sheet against Central Florida on Saturday in the team’s 1-0 win over the Knights, and Connecticut has now recorded four shutouts in its last five games.
The UConn center back has played in all 58 games for the Huskies since coming to Storrs following his freshman season at Central Arkansas. Connecticut has tallied 29 shutouts through that time and UConn reached the NCAA Quarterfinals in each of Campbell’s first two seasons with the Huskies. In 2013, he earned his first point for UConn, recording an assist against Cincinnati (Oct. 26).
Sophomore forward Ethan Vanacore-Decker (Manahawkin, N.J.) was also recognized on Monday, as he landed on the Honor Roll after scoring the game-winner against the Knights. The Connecticut striker ranks second in goals (3) and points (8) on UConn this season.
The Huskies return to action on Wednesday when they face conference rival Temple at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. The match is slated to kick off at 7 p.m.