For Immediate Release · By Nairem Moran · firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary's City, Md. – Senior Zack Haussler (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg) put on a fantastic start to his senior campaign and picked up the first St. Mary's College of Maryland Athlete of the Month award of the 2017-18 academic year, grabbing the honor for the month of September. The Athlete of the Month awardee is selected by the Department of Athletics & Recreation management team.
Haussler posted a 5-1 record, a 0.67 goals against average, and an 0.826 save percentage to lead the St. Mary's men's soccer team to a 6-4 (2-0 CAC) record during the month of September. He collected three shutouts as well, including two to start the Seahawks' three-game win streak to end the month.
The 6-0 goalkeeper set the school's all-time record for most wins with his 29th when the Seahawks shutout Swarthmore College, 3-0, on September 17. Haussler passed Micah Spiegel '02 who tallied 28 victories between 1998 and 2001.
He then tied the program's all-time record for most shutouts with his 16th after St. Mary's notched a 1-0 shutout of Penn State Harrisburg on September 23. Haussler equaled Rick Besore '08 who registered 16 shutouts between 2004 and 2007.
Haussler was twice named the Capital Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week on September 25 and October 2. He recorded a season-best four saves in wins over Bridgewater (Va.) College (Sept. 10), Swarthmore and Penn State Harrisburg.
He currently leads the conference in save percentage and goals against average while ranking 22nd in Division III in both categories. Haussler is also 25th in the nation with a CAC-best six shutouts.
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SEPTEMBER ATHLETE OF THE MONTH HONOR ROLL
- WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Lindsey Stevenson, Fy., Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright
- WOMEN'S SOCCER: Sydney Larkin, Sr., GK, Salisbury, Md./Parkside
- FIELD HOCKEY: Sophie Michel, Sr., D, Westminster, Md./Westminster
- SAILING: Dane Byerly, So., Skipper, Seabrook, Texas/Clear Springs
- VOLLEYBALL: Marissa Dangler, Jr., LB, Smithsburg, Md./Smithsburg
PAST ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
- SEPTEMBER – Zack Haussler, Men's Soccer, Sr., GK, Woodbine, Md./Glenelg