Sept. 5, 2017
WASHINGTON - After a successful weekend, the Georgetown University men's soccer team (4-0) picked up a number of accolades from the BIG EAST Conference on Monday afternoon. Junior JT Marcinkowski (Alamo, Calif./De La Salle) was named the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week, while classmate Peter Schropp (Omaha, Neb./Creighton Prep) earned defender of the week honors. Sophomore forward Achara (Enugu, Nigeria/Berkshire School [Mass.]) also earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.
Marcinkowski, the BIG EAST Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year, marked two wins in goal for Georgetown this past week as the junior allowed just one goal and added a shutout over then-No. 19 Coastal Carolina to his resume. Marcinkowski played all 180 minutes, marked four saves and a 0.50 goals against average.
This is Marcinkowski's fifth-career weekly award and his second goalkeeper of the week honor. He has also been named to the honor roll once.
Schropp helped Georgetown to an unbeaten week and limited two opponents to 18 shots as the Blue and Gray allowed just one goal. Schropp played all 180 minutes, limiting Cal Poly to eight shots and then-No. 19 Coastal Carolina to 10 shots, 0 goals. Schropp also added a goal in the 3-0 win Monday after Coastal Carolina.
Achara tied for league-best six points in a 2-0 week for Georgetown as the sophomore scored three goals, two in the 3-1 win over Cal Poly and the final insurance goal in the Hoyas' victory over then-No. 19 Coastal Carolina.
These are the first-career weekly honors for both Schropp and Achara. Georgetown has had two players of the week this season as well as two nods to the honor roll.
The awards were based on the past week's games. The UCLA win will be included in next week's conference weekly awards.
In addition to the individual accolades, the Hoyas moved into the national rankings for the first time since the last of the 2016 season. After defeating two ranked teams, Georgetown was voted into the No. 18 position in this week's United Soccer Coaches National Poll on Tuesday.
The victory over UCLA concluded a three-game homestand for the Blue & Gray. Georgetown will travel to Storrs, Conn., on Saturday to battle the UConn Huskies at 7 p.m. Live stats and a webcast will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.