October 4, 2010

Derksen Selected as Spartan Athlete-of-the-Week

YORK, Pa. – York College men's soccer sophomore goalkeeper Jesse Derksen has been selected as the latest Spartan Athlete-of-the-Week following a pair of clean sheets in two Green and White victories last week.

Derksen, who has played exceptionally well throughout the 2010 campaign, posted two shutouts last week as York bested Lynchburg 3-0 on Wednesday before blanking Capital Athletic Conference foe Frostburg State 1-0 on Saturday.

Against the Hornets during the mid-week match, the sophomore collected four saves over his 80:48 of work. Furthermore, Derksen's organization of the Spartan back line helped the Green and White only allow 11 shots, five of which came during the game's final 13 minutes.

On Saturday, Derksen posted yet another clean sheet as he and the Spartan defense held the Bobcats at bay throughout the 90 minutes – only allowing a total of six shots. He made two saves on the afternoon in aiding the York side to their fifth straight victory.

Additionally, each of those five consecutive triumphs has come via defensive shutouts as the Spartans have not allowed a goal in their last 477 minutes of action.

On the season, Derksen has collected five shutouts while manning the goal for 1040:06 minutes of York's 1102:23 of game action.

Derksen will look to stretch that win and shutout streak to six as the Green and White travel to Messiah on Tuesday, October 5. York battles the 10th-ranked Falcons at 7:00 pm in Grantham, Pa.

COMPLETE LIST OF 2010-2011 SPARTAN ATHLETES-OF-THE-WEEK