Following a 2-0 week which saw the Haverford College men's soccer team take over the top spot on the Centennial Conference table, the Fords swept the Centennial Conference Player of the Week awards. Nick Jannelli was named the conference's offensive player of the week, while Michael Iacono earned the defensive honors.
Jannelli scored the game-winning goal in the match against Dickinson which pitted the top two teams in the Centennial Conference against each other. That goal came on a penalty kick during the first half of play. The Fords' junior is now 7-for-8 in penalty kicks during his career. He later assisted Max Krieg's goal during the second half of the eventual 2-0 Haverford victory. Jannelli also scored in the Fords' win over Ursinus and now has a Centennial Conference-leading 24 points this season (nine goals, six assists).
Jannelli leads the Centennial Conference with five game-winning goals. During conference play, his five goals, 13 points, and three game-winning efforts are also the most in Centennial showdowns. With his latest offensive showcases, Jannelli now has 30 career goals and moved into sole possession of 14th place in the school record books. Jannelli's 73 career points moved him into 15th on the all-time list. The 12th game-winning goal of his career ties him with Evan Jones '49, Rich Billings '00, and Will Corkery '17 for all-time program lead.
While Jannelli and Haverford's offense was shining in the attacking third, Iacono and the Haverford defense allowed nothing during those two shutouts. Iacono needed to make one save in the midweek match against Ursinus before Jeremy Astesano came on during the second half to get some valuable playing time. Against Dickinson, Iacono was called on to make a career-high eight saves. Iacono now has four solo shutouts this season, to go along with his combined effort at Ursinus.
Now in his junior season, Iacono's 1.10 career goals against average is the eighth best mark in Haverford history. Iacono has been at his best during Centennial Conference play as his three goals against, 0.46 GAA, 88% save percentage, and four shutouts are the most among all qualified goalies in the Centennial.
Johns Hopkins men's soccer sophomore Pablo Martinez has been named the Centennial Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week it was announced Monday afternoon.
Martinez had two goals and an assist in a 2-0-0 week for the Blue Jays. He scored the game-winning goal and assisted on another in the 2-1 win at McDaniel, while also notching the game-winner in the 3-0 victory against Ursinus. Martinez leads Johns Hopkins with six goals and 15 points.