NEW LONDON, Conn.-Junior Richie Burns of the Coast Guard men's soccer team was named as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
Burns anchored the Bears' defense in a 3-0 shutout victory over Southern Maine during Friday night's season-opener. The 2012 All-NEWMAC first team selection made a pair of saves en route to becoming the only NEWMAC goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet over the weekend.
The Bears return to action when they travel to St. Joseph's College (L.I.) for a first round tournament match-up against SUNY-New Paltz at 3:00 pm.