CHICAGO, IL (October 10, 2012) Holy Cross College's Victor Navarro (South Bend, Ind.) remained untouchable in goal to earn Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors, it was announced by the league office on Tuesday. Victor becomes the first Holy Cross College men's soccer player in program history to be honored as player of the week in CCAC conference.
Navarro, a freshman, extended his scoreless streak to 356 minutes over the past three-plus games with shutout victories over both University of St. Francis and Roosevelt University. Navarro stopped four shots on goal in a 4-0 win over St. Francis on Wednesday and followed that up with another four saves in a 2-0 victory over Roosevelt on Saturday.
Navarro, whose last goal allowed came in the third minute of a 2-1 upset victory over Robert Morris on Sept. 25, now has four shutouts on the season, including three in a row.
Holy Cross' perfect 2-0 week pushed the Saints' overall record to 7-4 on the season and 4-1 in league play, one game behind conference frontrunner Saint Xavier University (9-3, 5-0).
A former standout goal keeper at James W. Riley High School in South Bend, Victor has let his presence be known on the field. Holy Cross head soccer coach, Omar Gallo said, "His ability to lead from the back and communicate with his teammates have helped to sure-up and organize our back line. Victor's quickness and aggressiveness in the box have been exactly what we needed from the goal keeper position. We expected him to come in and set the bar high from day one - and he did exactly that! We are all very proud of Victor and the contributions he is making to Holy Cross soccer."