St. John’s Wilson Nets DI Player Of The Week Honors

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St. John's goalkeeper Lenny Wilson. Photo: St. John's Univ.

In two crucial Big East matches this past week, St. John’s goalkeeper Lenny Wilson came up big for the Red Storm making a total of 15 saves.

Those efforts, which included a clean sheet win over No. 24 Georgetown, earned Wilson the United Soccer Coaches Division I Men’s National Player of the Week. He was also named Big East Goalkeeper of the Week for the second time in October.

The senior goalkeeper from Aberdeen, Scotland, allowed just one goal in 200 minutes of action last week, leading the Johnnies to a 1-0-1 record. The four points earned against Georgetown and Villanova were key in St. John’s qualifying for its second-straight Big East tournament.  

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On October 24, Wilson made a season-high eight saves in a 1-1 draw on the road against Villanova. Three days later in the nation’s capital, he made seven saves as the Red Storm defeated Georgetown 1-0. The win was his fourth clean sheet in 11 matches this season.

With the win over the Hoyas, St. John’s has now defeated three ranked opponents over the past three years. This includes two straight regular-season wins against a nationally ranked Georgetown side.

According to St. John’s, Wilson is believed to be the first Red Storm player to garner a national player of the week honors since November 2006. Then, Ryan Soroka received a similar honor from College Soccer News and Soccer America.

Wilson and the Red Storm will close out the 2018 regular season on Wednesday at Belson Stadium against Providence. Kickoff is 7 p.m.