ATLANTA – Georgia State men’s soccer junior goalkeeper Paul Tyson was named Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday. The award was Tyson’s second of the year, making him the first player this season to win the honor for multiple weeks.
Tyson earned his fourth shutout of the season in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Appalachian State, including his third in the last four matches. The Junior from Liverpool, England, ended the night with three total saves and faced 13 total shots from the Mountaineers’ attack, the second most he’s seen this year.
He leads all Sun Belt keepers with a 0.816 save percentage and ranks second with a goals against average of 0.68. Tyson’s four shutouts are the second most in the conference, behind only Jake Chasteen of Appalachian State who has five on the year.
Georgia State has taken Defensive Player of the Week honors four times this season from three different players. The Panthers have collected a total of five Offensive/Defensive Player of the Week awards this year, leading all teams in the Sun Belt.
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