Roosevelt Lakers
Men's Soccer
Record: 7-6 Home: 3-2 Away: 4-4 Neutral: 0-0 CCAC: 6-1
Gary Mendoza
Gary Mendoza
Men's Soccer - Tue, Oct. 10, 2017

CHICAGO - Roosevelt University senior goalkeeper Gary Mendoza (SR/Mt. Prospect, Ill.) was named the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 8, the league announced on Tuesday, Oct. 10. 

Mendoza allowed only one goal in 180 minutes during a pair of CCAC victories last week, helping Roosevelt win its third and fourth matches in a row during that span to pull within one point of first place in the conference. 

The Mount Prospect native and Wheeling High School product opened the seven-day stretch by earning a clean sheet over Trinity International  with two saves in a 1-0 win on Tuesday (Oct. 3). 

That performance was followed by a three-save outing in a 2-1 victory over Trinity Christian College on Saturday, as Mendoza allowed just one goal and kept the Trolls off the scoreboard on their home pitch for more than 83 minutes. 

Mendoza has a 1.23 goals-against average and two shutouts in 2017.

The award is Mendoza's first Defensive Player of the Week nod. 

Roosevelt tangles with Holy Cross on Saturday. 

CCAC Release