GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – Sophomore goalkeeper Owen May (Warsaw, N.Y.) of the Wells College men's soccer team was selected as the North Eastern Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. May, winner of the league's defensive award for the second-straight week, helped the Express to a thrilling 1-0 win against Cazenovia in the team's regular season finale.
Against the Wildcats, May posted five saves to help his team secure its team record 12th-overall victory of the season. The Express also picked up its ninth conference win of the year, extending a team record that was set in the team's 2-1 double overtime win against Penn St.-Abington on Sunday, Oct. 25.
With the victory, May becomes the first NEAC goalkeeper to post nine league victories in one season since the 2012 campaign. He also wrapped up the regular season with the conference's best save percentage (.816) and its lowest in-conference goals-against average (0.63) among goalkeepers to have played more than 1,000 minutes.
Overall, May recorded an 11-3 overall record on the year for Wells, posting an 0.67 goals-against average with four shutouts. He is tied for the conference's overall lead in goalkeeping victories with 11 to his credit.
Across his two-year career in a Wells uniform, May has posted 12 victories in 15 career appearances and sports an 0.69 career goals-against average. His .811 save percentage is second all-time to C.J. Bayly's '14 mark of .818 and his 43 career saves ranks fourth all-time.
Wells returns to action this Saturday, Nov. 7, competing against an opponent to be determined in the North Eastern Athletic Conference postseason. The game will be played at 2 p.m. on the campus of Morrisville State College.