Andrew Withers Named to Final BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll|
Nov. 2, 2017
QUEENS, N.Y. -
After making six saves in the Red Storm’s final match of the regular season, Andrew Withers has been named to the year’s last BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, it was announced this afternoon by the conference office.
Thursday marks Withers’ fourth selection of the season to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. In addition, he was chosen as the conference’s goalkeeper of the week on one occasion this year.
Withers made five of his six stops in the first half of a scoreless draw at Providence on Wednesday night. Several of those rejections were potential game-savers, including four acrobatic stops over the final 11 minutes of the opening half.
On the season, Withers sits among the nation’s top goalkeepers in a number of statistical categories. The BIG EAST leader in save percentage (.855), shutouts (8) and goals against average (0.62), Withers ranks fifth, 10th and 13th, respectively, among Division I net minders.
Withers’ eight clean sheets are the most by a Red Storm keeper since Rafael Diaz tallied nine in 2013 and are currently tied for 10th on the St. John’s single-season record list.
Withers and the Red Storm will open BIG EAST Championship action on Saturday evening at Belson Stadium, playing host to Creighton at 6 p.m. on the BIG EAST Digital Network.