Mercer Soccer Picks up Conference and National Awards

4:34 PM, Oct 8, 2012   |    comments
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MACON, Ga. (School Release)- After helping the Mercer men's soccer team post its second-straight undefeated week on the pitch, sophomore goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh was voted the Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Week and garnered a spot on the National Team of the Week on Monday morning.

The weekly conference honor for Ranjitsingh is his second of the season, after being named the A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 17. Additionally, the national honor is the second awarded to a Mercer player in successive weeks, with sophomore defender Ashani Samuels making the National Team of the Week on October 1.

Ranjitsingh was one of only 11 players in the country named to the weekly squad and is the first A-Sun Conference player to make it onto the prestigious team. 

 Ranjitsingh had a memorable week in net for Mercer, helping the team win a pair of conference matches and extend its winning streak up to four games. The Pickering, Ontario native made four saves in a 2-1 win over Lipscomb on October 4 and topped that performance with a career-high 10-save effort in a 1-0 shutout win over Stetson on October 7.

The shutout win against Stetson was the 13th of Ranjitsingh's career, moving him into seventh place for the most shutouts in Atlantic Sun Conference history. As of October 8, Ranjitsingh leads all A-Sun Conference goalkeepers in every major statistic, including wins (8), goals against average (0.81), save percentage (.846) and shutouts (6).

Ranjitsingh and the rest of the Bears are back in action when they travel to Tampa to take on No. 17 South Florida on October 10. Game time is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Corbett Soccer Stadium.

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