SEWARD, Neb. – To this point, head coach Jason Weides could not ask for much more of a freshman goalkeeper. Two games into his college career, goalkeeper Eduardo Alba has recorded a pair of shutouts. On Tuesday (Sept. 3), the conference also named him the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
This marks the first weekly awards handed out in 2019 by the GPAC. A native of Katy, Texas, Alba impressed enough to win the goalkeeper job out of preseason camp. His first collegiate award comes courtesy of his performance last week in the 3-0 victory over York College. In that outing, Alba made eight saves to preserve the shutout. In 180 minutes of scoreless action to begin the season, Alba has recorded 12 saves. He is a graduate of James E. Taylor High School and is majoring in physics (pre-engineering).
Alba and the Bulldogs (2-0) will return to action this Saturday when it will host MidAmerica Nazarene University (Kan.) at 1 p.m. CT. The Pioneers (2-2) received votes in the NAIA preseason poll.