Arcadia University Athletics

09/16/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/16/2019 12:47

Varrato Earns MAC Commonwealth Defensive Player of the Week

GLENSIDE, Pa. - Arcadia University men's soccer standout repeated as the MAC Commonwealth Defensive Player of the Week for his second selection ofthe season, announced Monday morning.

Varrato posted another clean sheet for his fourth shutout of the season. He was brilliant in net, making a season-high six saves on 16 shots faced in 1-0 (2OT) win over Susquehanna. In the 81st minute, Varrato made a big stop on a one-on-one opportunity for the River Hawks, which likely saved the game for the Knights.

Earlier in the week, the sophomore had another strong outing against Stockton University. Varrato made five saves on 14 shots faced, including several huge stops late in the game, in a tough 1-0 setback.

The Allentown, Pa. native ranks second in the MAC Commonwealth in goals against average (0.63) and save percentage (.867). He also leads the conference with four shutouts.

Arcadia improved to 4-2 overall after a 1-1 week. The Knights return to action at Penn State Berks, Wednesday at 4:30 PM.