ATLANTA – After leading Concordia-Irvine to a pair of wins, including a ranked triumph, Eagles junior netminder Tyler Schweickert earns MCLA Division I PEARL Goalie of the Week honors for the period ending Feb. 23.
Schweickert opened the week against No. 19 Clemson and the Tustin, Calif., product was superb, making 21 saves as Concordia-Irvine downed the Tigers, 15-11.
On Sunday, the Eagles entertained UC Santa Barbara, and again Schweickert was stout, making 12 saves and allowing four goals through three quarters before giving way to his backup.
For the weekend, Schweickert had 33 saves and allowed just 15 goals – a 68.8 save percentage.
“Tyler has been consistently performing at a high level this spring,” said Concordia-Irvine coach Jesse Foss. “He has posted double-digit saves in every game and our team's confidence in his ability allows us to play loose and take chances on both sides of the ball knowing he is going to steal some goals back for us.”
For his efforts in earning the Pearl’s Performance of the Week, Schweickert will receive a prize package from Guardian Pearl, a ball that lasts longer than the rest and never greases. Guardian Pearl is the proud partner of the MCLA.
PEARL Honor Roll
Justin Alexandre, Sr. – Alabama
The Crimson Tide shook up the SELC Southwest with a win over Georgia and Alexandre was the key, making 23 saves in the 9-8 victory.
Nick Beattie, Sr. – California
The Bears went up against a powerful Chapman offense, but Beattie made 16 saves, allowing Cal to post the 16-12 triumph.
Tej Grewal, Sr. – Simon Fraser
The Clan went 2-1 on their trip to NorCal with Grewal combing for 53 saves 33 goals against (61.6 save percentage). He had 23 stops against Stanford alone.
Grant Montgomery, Soph. – Auburn
The Tigers were able to post a 2-1 weekend thanks to Montgomery’s work in the crease. He combined for 50 saves against 23 goals against (68.5 save percentage).
Liam Peck, Jr. - South Carolina
South Carolina rallied to beat No. 7 Florida State thanks to 14 saves from the New Jersey native. Allowed just two goals in a half to UCF.
Ryan Richardson, Jr. – Tennessee
The Volunteers posted a dramatic, 10-9 win over Arkansas on Saturday and it was Richardson’s 19 saves that made the win possible.
Cameron Shank, Fr. – Dominican
In the Penguins’ 10-8 victory over San Diego State, the Cleveland product made 21 saves (72.4 save percentage) to preserve the win.