||Schaefer named NJCAA Keeper of the Week
FULTON, Miss. (WTVA/ICC Athletics) — A day after earning the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) Keeper of the Week honor, sophomore Ben Schaefer has been named the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Keeper of the Week when the league announced their honors on Wednesday.
“We are excited for Ben,” said Coach Mike Sullivan. “He had a lot of pressure on him coming into the season and he worked extremely hard to meet the expectations and it shows with him earning this honor.”
Schaefer (Tupelo) made three saves in the Indians’ (2-0, 0-0 MACJC North) 1-0 win over Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to notch his first-ever collegiate shutout in ICC’s season opener last Friday.
“It’s an amazing honor,” said Schaefer. “I’m honored to be chosen for this award, but it’s more of a team award than just an award for me. The defense showed up and showed out to help make things a lot easier on me and that’s big when you talk about being successful as a keeper.
The Indians will travel to Meridian Community College in a match that was rescheduled to 2:00 p.m. and will return to Fulton when they host Southwest Mississippi Community College on Tuesday before opening North Division play against Northwest Mississippi Community College on Friday.