ATLANTA – After backstopping Northeastern to a pair of clutch conference wins, Huskies freshman goalie Sam Bellomy has been named the MCLA Division I PEARL Goalie of the Week for the period ending April 24.
Northeastern started the weekend on Saturday at No. 18 Boston College in the Red Bandana Game and the Hingham, Mass., native was a game-changer. He made 18 saves and allowed just seven goals – a 72.0 save percentage – in an 8-7 victory.
The next day, the Huskies traveled to New Hampshire and again Bellomy was huge, turning away 19 shots (67.9 sv%) in an overtime triumph against the Wildcats.
The win locked up the top seed for Northeastern in the upcoming CLC tournament.
For the week, Bellomy posted a save percentage of 66.1 along with an 8.50 goals against average.
“Sam has been the backbone of the defense all season and his performance this weekend was elite,” said Northeastern coach Tom Duca. “What stands out the most about Bell is his next-play mentality and mental toughness.
“He is always looking to make the next play for the team and no moment is too big for him. He checks all of the boxes for what you want in a keeper, whether it’s communication, ball-stopping or clearing. He can do it all.”
For earning the PEARL’s Goalie of the Week, Bellomy 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
Jack Courington, Sr. – Minnesota
The Eagan, Minn., native backstopped the Gophers to the UMLC title with strong performances against Purdue and Michigan State.
Matt Dugan, Fr. – Illinois
Illinois advanced to the UMLC semifinals with a 7-6 win over Western Michigan and the Glen Elyn, Ill., native turned away 14 saves in the dramatic victory.
Michael Smat, Sr. – USC
The Fort Worth, Texas, native turned away 19 shots – including a big one in overtime – to help the Trojans defeat Chapman for the first time ever.
Daniel Yang, Fr. – Concordia-Irvine
The San Diego product came in at halftime with the Eagles trailing by three goals and proceeded to make 11 saves as CUI rallied for a win over Chapman.