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

Sept. 14, 2011

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Mitchell Kelman makes one of his eight saves at Westminster Sept. 10. Photo by Barbara Fischer.


PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University sophomore goalkeeper Mitchell Kelman has been named the American Mideast Conference Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for games played Sept. 5-11. The native of Frederick, Md., had a shutout and a combined shutout in two games last week.

Kelman did not allow a goal in leading the Pioneers (3-1) to a 2-0 week. He made two saves in a 9-0 victory over Pitt-Greensburg Sept. 7. In that game, he played the first half with a 6-0 lead and ended up getting the combined shutout with Reid Gustin.

On Sept. 10, he kept clean sheet in a 2-0 win at Westminster. In that game, he made a career-high eights saves and faced nine shots.

Kelman has started all four games for the Pioneers thus far this year, and they are the first starts of his career. In that span, he has two shutouts and one combined shutout. In his first-career start, he shutout Marietta, 1-0, Sept. 2.

For the year, Kelman has 18 saves and a goals-against average of 0.86. He and the Pioneers host Walsh Wednesday night. Game time is 7 p.m. at Founders Field.