SEWARD, Neb. – For the third time this season, senior goalkeeper Brendan Buchanan has been named the GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Tuesday. Buchanan received the same honor on Sept. 16 and 30.
The native of Broomfield, Colo., earns his latest accolade after surrendering just a single goal over last week’s pair of road games (Midland and Briar Cliff) that included nearly 213 minutes of action. In the scoreless double overtime draw at Briar Cliff on Oct. 25, Buchanan picked up his fifth shutout of the season by recording three of his nine saves on the week. Buchanan’s five shutouts are tied for the third most in program history (record held by Oly Krenk, who had eight shutouts in 2000).
Led by Buchanan, Concordia ranks second in the GPAC in fewest goals allowed per game (1.0). Buchanan ranks second among league goalkeepers with a 0.95 goals against average. He also sports an .812 save percentage and a career high 69 total saves while starting all 16 games.
In his career, Buchanan has collected 206 saves and nine shutouts in 53 games.
Buchanan and the Bulldogs (8-4-4, 4-1-3 GPAC) return to action at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday when they host No. 12 Hastings (12-2-2, 7-0-1 GPAC).