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Nealis Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week

WASHINGTON – Georgetown University men's soccer junior defender Dylan Nealis (Massapequa, N.Y. / Massapequa) was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.  Additionally, senior midfielder Kyle Zajec (Westport, Conn. / Staples) earned a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll.  The Hoyas are currently 6-3-3 overall and 2-1-1 in BIG EAST play.   
 
Nealis led the Hoyas defense to their second consecutive BIG EAST shutout, topping Butler on Friday, 2-0. The Bulldogs were limited to just two shots on goal, while Nealis also added the game-winning goal in the 18th minute.  This is the first weekly award of Nealis' career and the fourth this season for the Blue & Gray.  Nealis is fourth on the team in scoring with one goal and a squad-best four assists for six points on the year.
 
Zajec had a goal and assist in the Hoyas' win at Butler. The senior assisted on Nealis' game winner in the 18th minute before adding an insurance score off a penalty kick in the 53rd minute.  This is Zajec's second nod to the honor roll both this season and of his career.  Georgetown has earned four honor roll awards so far this year.  Zajec is second on the squad in scoring with three goals and a team-high four assists for 10 points.
 
The Hoyas will continue BIG EAST Conference play on Saturday as the squad hosts the Villanova University Wildcats on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Shaw Field.  The game will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN), and live stats will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.
 
To watch BEDN, download the FOX Sports GO app for iOS, Android, Kindle Fire tablets and phones and select Windows devices to view BEDN games on-the-go. The app also supports Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast. The FOX Sports GO platform can also be accessed at FOXSportsGO.com on desktops. A cable provider's login is required to access FOXSportsGo on a desktop.
 
Men's soccer single game tickets are available for purchase at WeAreGeorgetown.com/mens-soccer. Fans who plan to purchase more than 5 adult tickets this season or would like discounted tickets as part of a flexible plan can purchase the 9-Ticket Men's Soccer Hoya Flexa at WeAreGeorgetown.com/mens-soccer for $55. Contact the Georgetown Athletic Ticket Office at (202) 687-4692 or hoyatickets@georgetown.edu with questions.
 
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