ATLANTA – After leading Southern Methodist to a victory over a ranked conference opponent, Mustangs sophomore netminder Declan Maseker is the MCLA Division I PEARL Goalie of the Week for the period ending April 16.
Matching up with No. 24 LSU in Dallas, the Madison, N.J., backstop turned away 18 shots in the Mustangs 9-8 victory, good for a 69.2 save percentage.
Maseker was also credited with four ground balls.
“The lefty continues to impress in his first year as a starter,” said Southern Methodist coach Eric Skeen. “His quick hands do most of the work, but his ability to use the rest of his body to stop the balls sets him apart.
“Declan’s command over the Mustang defensive unit, along with his timely dimes on clears, puts SMU in a great place to win week in and week out. We’re looking forward to his continued success in the LSA playoffs.”
For earning the PEARL’s Goalie of the Week, Maseker 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
Jason Bohlinger, Jr. – Chapman
In a pair of ranked wins, the Yorba Linda, Calif., netminder amassed 20 saves against just nine goals against (69.0 save percentage).
Lucas Chu, Soph. – Cal Poly
The Mustangs wrapped up the top seed out of the WCLL South thanks to 14 saves from the Morristown, N.J., backstop against UCSB.
Louis Harvey, Jr. – Santa Clara
The Broncos qualified for the WCLL tourney with a win over Stanford thanks to 16 saves (76.2 save percentage) from the San Jose native.
Brayden Webb, Sr. – Purdue
The North Tustin, Calif., product made 16 saves in the Boilermakers big rivalry win over Indiana, 7-6 (72.7 save percentage).
Daniel Yang, Soph. – Concordia
The San Diego native combined for 29 saves in big conference wins over San Diego State and Arizona over the weekend.