Aug. 27, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
After helping Army blank Air Force, 3-0, in last Saturday's season opener, sophomore goalkeeper Winston Boldt and sophomore defender Tommy Jaeger copped Patriot League weekly awards, it was announced by the conference office on Monday.
Boldt, who made seven saves en route to his second career shutout, was tabbed the loop's Goalkeeper of the Week. It marks the second time that Boldt has earned the league's weekly goalkeeping honor after picking up the award once last season as a freshman.
Jaeger, meanwhile, helped keep the Falcons' offense at bay from his center back position and was recognized as the conference's Defensive Player of the Week. He becomes the first Army player to earn Defensive Player of the Week plaudits since Matt Wesmiller in 2004, and he is the Black Knights' first non-goalkeeper to win the award since the conference began handing out a goalie-only certificate in 2006.
A talented two-way player, Jaeger added an assist on freshman midfielder Parker Dixon's game-winning goal in the 15th minute. His direct kick from beyond midfield was chested down by senior forward Trent Brown and Dixon hammered the ball from the top of the box into the back of the net.
Dixon earned a spot on the Patriot League weekly Honor Roll after tallying his first career goal - the game winner - against Air Force.
Army returns to action later today (Aug. 27) when the Black Knights make the short trek to South Orange, N.J., to face BIG EAST rival Seton Hall at 7 p.m.