Oct. 29, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Army junior goalkeeper Winston Boldt was named the College Sports Madness Patriot League Player of the Week on Tuesday after posting six saves and a pair of shutouts in matches against Central Connecticut State and Lehigh last week. Boldt becomes the third Black Knight to earn the honor, after freshmen Alex Jaroscak (Oct. 7) and Nick Williams (Sept. 2) were recognized earlier this season.
Boldt made one save in a 2-0 win over a Central Connecticut State team ranked fourth in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) North Atlantic Region poll on Tuesday. The junior followed up that performance by stopping all five shots in a 1-0 victory against Lehigh on Saturday.
Boldt has an Academy-record 11 shutouts on the season while also leading the nation in the category. He stands second nationally in save percentage (.914) and third in goals against average (.410). As a team, Army owns the country’s best win-loss-tie percentage with a mark of .893.
Army (12-1-1, 6-0-0 PL), which is off to its best start since 1965, clinched a spot in the Patriot League Championship with its win over Lehigh, marking its first postseason appearance since the 1996 campaign. The Black Knights have three regular season contests remaining, as they are on the road against Holy Cross (Oct. 30) and Lafayette (Nov. 2) before battling Navy at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. on Nov. 8.