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Kirsi Keenan Named A-Sun Player of the Week
Kirsi Keenan continued her strong play in net for Florida Gulf Coast. The freshman from Boca Raton, Fla., recorded a shutout against Belmont and was five minutes away from another against Lipscomb before being pulled late in the match as the Eagles won for the fifth time in their last six games. All five wins have been by shutout with Keenan in net for all but five minutes of those five wins. For her performance against the Nashville pair, she earned her first defensive Player of the Week award.
Combining her shutout against UNF on October 14 to this weekend’s effort, she ran her scoreless streak to over 270 minutes dating back to a late goal against Jacksonville on October 12. She has five shutouts, second only to Kennesaw State’s Katie Piotrowski and she ranks third in the conference in goals against average at 0.98.
The Atlantic Sun Conference is a 12-member league committed to Building Winners for Life, with a focus on academic and athletic integrity and a balance between the two for the student-athlete, and maintaining a high level of sportsmanship. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun encompasses six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun consists of some of the most dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Gardner-Webb University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.
Other Top Performers
Megan Armstrong, MER (Jr. - D - Mt. Juliet, Tenn. - Psychology) -- Key defender on Mercer midfield, helped lead Bears to 4th shutout in 1-0 win at ETSU; Followed up with solid outing against USC Upstate.
Elizabeth Fink, JU (Fr. - MF - Cumming, Ga. - Undeclared) -- Scored the game-winning goal and added an assist in the shutout win over Campbell.
Lindsay Haw, FGCU (Fr. - F - Palm City, Fla. - Undeclared) -- Led the Eagles to two conference road wins at Lipscomb and Belmont; Scored 2 goals at Lipscomb, her third multi-goal game of the season.
Rachel Van Horn, ETSU (Fr. - GK - Thousand Oaks, Calif. - Business Management) -- Continued to step in at goalkeeper due to injury; Made four saves on shots on goal by KSU’s Dingle and Phillips.