TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Thanks to his performance in net in helping the University of New Hampshire win the Harvard Soccer Invitational, junior goalkeeper Brian Levey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) has been named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week.
Levey made six saves over the weekend as the Wildcats defeated Furman, 2-1, on Friday and Coastal Carolina, 1-0, on Sunday. He held both teams scoreless in the second half of each match, even as the Paladins and Chanticleers increased their offensive pressure in an attempt to tie the score.
The 6'5" goalie was named to the Harvard Invitational All-Tournament Team, the third such honor he has received in as many tournaments. He was also named the Goalkeeper of the Tournament by the tournament officials for his stellar play.
For the season, Levey is 5-0-1 with a 0.16 goals against average and a .941 save percentage. Levey has five shutouts this season, one off the UNH single-season shutout record that he tied last year. Before Furman scored on Friday, Levey had held opponents scoreless for over 550 minutes in seven matches, dating back to last season.
Levey established himself as the full-time starting goalkeeper in the 2004 season and has now started 32 of the 33 matches he has appeared in. He has been in net for 3,102 minutes, earning a 14-11-7 career record with a 0.96 goals against average and a .802 save percentage. Levey has notched 12 career shutouts, second on UNH's all-time shutout list.
Levey and the rest of the Wildcats will play their first home match in 17 days, hosting UMass on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 4 p.m. at Bremner Field.