Petridis, Nealis Receive Weekly Big East Honors

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Dylan Nealis. Photo: Georgetown University

St. John’s midfielder Niko Petridis and Massapequa’s Dylan Nealis, a defender at Georgetown, each received Big East Player of the Week honors.

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Niko Petridis

It was a big week for Petridis who scored three goals for the No. 9 ranked Red Storm, including two game-winning goals. 

Against No. 19 Xavier, the senior from Norwalk, Conn., had two goals and an assist to lead St. John’s to a 3-1 win to open the Big East portion of the Red Storm’s schedule. He became only the third St. John’s player in 14 years to register five points in a game. 

In a 5-1 win over Columbia, Petridis scored the game’s second goal and assisted on the third goal to secure the victory.

At Georgetown, Nealis played a major role on both sides of the ball in the Hoyas 3-0 win at Butler. He and his defensive mates held the Bulldogs to only four shots with none on goal. The senior also assisted on the eventual game-winning goal in the 47th minute. 

Ranked No. 3 nationally, Georgetown is 6-0-0 on the season.