Bennett collects GPAC weekly honor

By Jacob Knabel on Sep. 5, 2017 in Men's Soccer

GPAC release

SEWARD, Neb. – It didn’t take long for Jack Bennett to earn accolades during his first season as a starting goalkeeper. On Tuesday, the native of Oxford, England, was named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. Bennett is the first Concordia men’s soccer player to earn a weekly award in 2017.

The 6-foot-3 junior played all 270 minutes in goal last week, allowing just a single goal while recording a pair of shutouts. In games against York College, Concordia University, Chicago and Concordia University, Wisconsin, Bennett totaled a combined 14 saves, including one that came on a penalty kick. On the season, Bennett sports an .824 save percentage and 0.75 goals against average. After two years as the backup to Mark Horsburgh, Bennett has taken over a full-time role this fall.

Bennett and the Bulldogs are off to a 3-0-1 start. They will return to action on Saturday when they travel to Graceland University for a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff in Lamoni, Iowa. The game time was originally scheduled for 3 p.m.