The Association of Independent Institutions announced its first Player of the Week awards for the 2016-17 academic year on Monday afternoon, naming GGC senior goalkeeper Lewis Sharpe the men’s soccer Player of the Week.
Sharpe, the 6-foot-6 Durham, England, native, has not allowed a goal thus far in the Grizzlies’ two contests of the 2016 season. The keeper eclipsed the 200 career saves mark on Aug. 26 against St. Thomas (Fla.), tallying seven saves in the 0-0 draw match. Sharpe also broke the 5,000 career minutes mark in goal against St. Thomas on Friday, playing 110 minutes.
The Grizzlies are 1-0-1 this season, picking up their first win against Life (Ga.) in a 4-0 victory where Sharpe collected his first true shutout of the season.
“I’m glad for Lewis as he had two clean sheets this weekend,” stated GGC head coach Steve DeCou. “I’m also proud of our team as we haven’t conceded a goal in 200 minutes of play.”
Georgia Gwinnett is back in action on Wednesday as it hosts Brewton-Parker (Fla.) at the Grizzly Soccer Complex at 5:00 p.m.
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photos by Rob Reilly, GGC’s Official Photographer