Matt Smith Picks up First A-Sun Defensive Player of the Week Honor
Monday, October 12, 2009

FORT MYERS, Fla. - FGCU's Matt Smith earned Atlantic Sun Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors after allowing only one goal in two matches as the Eagles posted a prefect 2-0 record on the weekend, the conference office announced on Monday.

Smith, a junior goalkeeper, anchored the FGCU defense and led the Eagles to an undefeated mark in two matches last week. In the Eagles 3-0 win over UNF, the native of Cape Canaveral, Fla. picked up one save in 90 minutes to secure his second shutout of the season. In FGCU's 2-1 win over Lipscomb, the biology major, recorded three saves in 90 minutes. On the season, Smith holds 1.23 goals-against average which ranks third in the A-Sun.

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.