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Point Park's Kelman named AMC Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week

Oct. 5, 2011

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Mitchell Kelman has five shutouts in 10 starts at Point Park GK. Photo courtesy Barbara Fischer.


PITTSBURGH -- After giving up only one goal in 200 minutes of soccer last week, Point Park University goalkeeper Mitchell Kelman has been named the American Mideast Conference Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for games played Sept. 26-Oct. 2. It is the second time this year that he won the award.

Kelman, a sophomore from Frederick, Md., and Tuscarora High School, shut out Salem International, 1-0, on Sept. 28 and then led the Pioneers to a 1-1 tie versus Houghton Sept. 30.

Versus Salem International, Kelman faced 19 shots, made nine saves and earned the shutout in 90 minutes. Against Houghton, faced 16 shots, registered seven saves and allowed just one goal throught 110 total minutes and two overtimes.

Kelman, who is in his first year as starter, has started all 10 games for the Pioneers. He has five shutouts on the season, which is a big reason why Point Park is 7-2-1 overall and 2-1-1 AMC.

Kelman has 53 saves on the year and a goals-against average of 0.82. Kelman and the Pioneers visit Daemen Saturday at 4 p.m.