Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks junior goalkeeper Brian Sarber has been named American Southwest Conference Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, announced ASC Director of Media Relations Greg Weghorst on Tuesday afternoon.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound native of Allen, Texas, led the Eagles (11-2-0, 6-1-0) to a 2-0-0 conference record last week. Sarber posted back-to-back shutouts in ASC play, helping the Eagles remain unbeaten at home this season and into second place in the league standings. Sarber totaled six saves in a 2-0 win over McMurry University on October 4. He followed that performance by notching four saves, including a pair of late diving stops, in a 1-0 victory against Hardin-Simmons on October 6. Sarber played 189 minutes during the week, and improved his goals against average to 0.57 and his saves percentage to .904. His five shutouts lead the ASC. He now has 15 career shutouts, second-most in the program’s history.
It is the third time he has received ASC Player of the Week honors in his career. Sarber is a two-time All-Conference performer and was named to the NSCAA All-Region First Team in 2006.
He is a graduate of Allen High School.
The Eagles will travel to Belton, Texas, to face University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (6-5-1, 5-1-1) on October 12 and then go to Brownwood, Texas, to face Howard Payne University (2-7-1, 1-5-1) on October 13.