SDSU’s Hedberg Earns Goalie of Week
ATLANTA – After backstopping San Diego State to a clutch Top 10 victory over the weekend, Aztec junior netminder Karl Hedberg is the PEARL Goalie of the Week for the period ending March 5.
San Diego State improved to 4-0 on the season thanks to San Diego native who made 17 saves against No. 7 UC Santa Barbara on Sunday afternoon.
For the season, the former Saint Augustine High School stopper is running at a 59.0 save percentage clip.
“Karl has been an incredible defensive leader for us the first three games and this week was no exception,” said San Diego State coach Bryan Bome. “Any good team needs to get saves from their goalie and Karl has been crucial to our early season success.
“The energy he brings day in and day out gives our defense confidence and drives our teams positive vibes from practice through to games.”
For earning the PEARL’s Goalie of the Week, Hedberg will receive a prize package from Guardian PEARL, a ball that lasts longer than the rest and never greases. Guardian PEARL is the proud partner of the MCLA.
PEARL Honor Roll
Finnegan Harris, Jr. – Pittsburgh
The Morristown, N.J., backstop turned away 23 shots leading the Panthers to an 11-9 triumph against Purdue.
Matthew Gallitano, Jr. – Clemson
In a split weekend for the Tigers, the Sherborn, Mass., standout combined for 37 saves against just 25 goals against in SoCal.
Nathan Norton, Sr. – Brigham Young
The Cougars cruised to a 3-0 trip to the desert thanks to the Kaysville, Utah, native who 29 saves and 19 goals against over the weekend.
John Stanwick, Soph. – Purdue
In an impressive win against Buffalo, the Auburn, Ala., native turned away 17 shots (65.4 save percentage).
Brandon Stuckey, Jr. – Dominican
The Penguins got back on the good foot thanks to 17 saves from the Jacksonville, Fla., native in a win over Minnesota.