Buchanan named GPAC defensive player of the week

By on Sep. 16, 2014 in Men's Soccer

Buchanan named GPAC defensive player of the week

GPAC Release

SEWARD, Neb. – Coming off a successful weekend in the state of Kansas, Concordia 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. It’s the first weekly honor in the career of Buchanan.

Last week the native of Broomfield, Colo., played all 200 minutes in goal as the Bulldogs defeated Sterling College, 4-1, on Sept. 12 and tied Friends University, 0-0 (2 OT), on Sept. 13. Buchanan made a combined 13 saves and earned his second shutout of the season (sixth career) in the scoreless draw with Friends.

On the season, Buchanan has played every single minute of Concordia’s first six games. Buchanan ranks second in the GPAC in both total saves (33) and saves per game (5.5). His 33 saves are the 12th most among all NAIA goalkeepers. He sports a goals against average of 0.913 and a save percentage of 0.846.

In his career, Buchanan has a record of 18-12-1 with 170 saves over 43 games.

Buchanan and the Bulldogs return to action on Saturday for the GPAC opener at Mount Marty (1-3, 0-0 GPAC). Kickoff is set for 3:15 p.m.