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Lemay Earns USA South Defensive Player of the Week for Second Time

Paul Lemay
Paul Lemay (photo credit: Nina Grauley/Sports Information)

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ROME, Ga. -- For a second time this season, Covenant men's soccer senior goalkeeper Paul Lemay has been named the USA South Defensive Player of the Week, as the conference announced its weekly honors on Monday.

Lemay also won the award on Sept. 9. Covenant has collected three defensive player of the week accolades this year with Lemay on Sept. 9 and Sept. 30, and Noah Lee on Sept. 23.

A senior from Apopka, Fla., Lemay was strong once again in a crucial week for the Scots. Lemay posted a shutout and allowed just one goal in 180 minutes of action to help Covenant to a 2-0 record against USA South foes.

He made four saves and was part of the defensive effort that held high-scoring N.C. Wesleyan to a single goal in the Scots' 4-1 win last Friday. Lemay also produced an assist in the win over N.C. Wesleyan as his long ball found the feet of Anthony Buzzeo in the attacking third leading to a goal late in the second half. In a 6-0 victory over Methodist on Saturday, Lemay totaled four saves and earned his fourth shutout of the year. 

Lemay leads the USA South in save percentage at .867 and in shutouts with four on the year, while he ranks second in goals against average (0.55) and second in wins (6). The senior has allowed just four goals in 650 minutes at the net. As a unit, Covenant ranks second in the USA South in goals against average (0.54).

Covenant (8-0-1, 5-0 USA South) is off to its best start since 2000. The Scots travel to face Berry on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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