Eagles Sweep Week's BIG EAST Goalkeeper Honors
Sept. 18, 2000
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Boston College goalkeepers Courtney Schaeffer and Chris Hamblin earned BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week honors in women's and men's soccer, respectively. The selections are Hamblin's first and Schaeffer's second for the 2000 season.
Schaeffer, the 2000 BIG EAST preseason goalkeeper of the year, recorded shutouts against both Central Florida on Friday and Miami on Sunday, making a total of nine saves in the two games. Schaeffer's goals-against average for the season is now 1.14, and four of her five wins have been clean sheets. The pair of wins give Schaeffer 41 career wins, and 31 career shutouts. She had previously earned goalkeeper of the week honors in the season's first week, that of August 28.
Hamblin, a member of the BIG EAST's 1997 all-rookie team, posted sutouts in two games this week - both of which were on the road. He made two saves against Providence and five against Seton Hall. When BC was outshot 17-3 against Seton Hall, Hamblin's performance secured the 1-0 victory for the Eagles after Casey Schmidt recorded BC's only goal three minutes into the contest. Hamblin has yet to allow a goal in BIG EAST play this season and has a current shutout streak of three straight games. The last goal that Hamblin allowed came over 300 minutes ago, on Sept. 3, in a 4-3 double-overtime Eagles victory over Boston University. He currently posts an overall goals-against average of 0.75 and an overall record of 4-1.
Schaeffer and the women's team will next take to the pitch tomorrow at 3 p.m., when the Eagles face the University of New Hampshire. The Boston College men's soccer team's next game will be this Friday, Sept. 22, when they meet Rutgers at 4 p.m. All BC soccer matches are played at the BC Soccer Fields in Newton, on the Law School campus, and admission to all matches is free.