ATLANTA – He led his team to the ALC Division II championship, and now UNC-Charlotte sophomore netminder Cody Seaman is the MCLA Division II PEARL Goalie of the Week for the period ending April 30.
In a 25-9 rout of Citadel in the semifinals, the Fuquay Varina, N.C., native played a half, making eight saves and allowing just four markers.
It was in the title tilt against No. 22 Coastal Carolina where Seaman really shined. He finished with 18 saves in the 49ers 11-9 triumph.
For the weekend, he stopped 66.7 percent of the shots that came his way, and was named the defensive player of the tournament.
For the season, he is running at a 67.2 save percentage.
“Cody is the calming presence of the defensive unit,” said UNC-Charlotte coach Nick Nedvesky. “When things break down, Cody elevates his game to become the leader of the defense.
“Whenever momentum was swinging in the way of Coastal during the championship game, Cody consistently made key saves to spark our offense and capture momentum back. The whole team feeds off the goalie play of Cody and we are excited he gets to showcase that skillset on the national stage.”
For earning the PEARL’s Goalie of the Week, Seaman 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
Gunner Arens, Soph. – St. Thomas
The Stillwater, Minn., native made 12 saves, leading St. Thomas to another UMLC championship over Dayton, 9-8.
Trey Curtis, Sr. – Air Force
The Brunswick, Maine, product combined for 22 saves in the Falcons run to the RMLC championship over No. 3 Montana State.
Ethan Zwickey, Soph. – Montana State
The Bobcats fell short of the RMLC title, but the Belgrade, Mont., gave his all with a combined 32 saves in the two games.