By Nairem Moran ·

Fredericksburg, Va. – Junior Patrick Paolini (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) garnered Capital Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time this season. This is Paolini’s third career conference weekly award.

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He earned CAC Defensive Player of the Week accolades after leading the St. Mary’s College of Maryland men’s soccer team to a 1-0-1 week with a win over Salisbury University and a draw at Frostburg State University.

Paolini notched four saves and two shutouts in 200 minutes of work between the pipes last week. He now has five shutouts under his belt this season.

The 5-11 goalkeeper tallied three stops in a 1-0 win over regionally-ranked Salisbury before needing only one save in a scoreless tie at Frostburg State.

He finds himself in a tie for third in the conference in shutouts while ranking fifth in both goals against average (.92) and save percentage (.796).

The Seahawks (9-2-3, 2-1-1 CAC) will be back in action this Wednesday, October 17, hosting regionally-ranked York College of Pennsylvania (9-3-2, 2-0-2 CAC) in a CAC tilt in Seahawk Stadium at 3:30 p.m. for their Breast Cancer Awareness game. 

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2018 CAC Defensive Players of the Week

Sep. 4 – Ken Kurtz, Mary Washington, So., GK

Sep. 10 – Patrick Paolini, St. Mary’s, Jr., GK

Sep. 17 – Trevor Brookhart, Salisbury, Sr., GK

Sep. 24 – Ken Kurtz, Mary Washington, So., GK

Oct. 1 – Billy Bridegum, York, So., GK

Oct. 8 – Blake Gaetz, Frostburg State, Jr., D

Oct. 15 – Patrick Paolini, St. Mary’s, Jr., GK