Putna Named Illinois National Guard Student-Athlete of the Week
Nov. 12, 2013
CHICAGO--UIC soccer player Andrew Putna has been selected as the Illinois National Guard UIC Flames Student-Athlete of the Week for the period Nov.4-Nov.10.The freshman made four saves in the final regular season match-up, a 2-1 win against Green Bay. He has played every minute of every game this season, helping his team to a 15-3-0 overall record and a perfect 7-0-0 record in the Horizon League.
Along with the team clinching an undefeated Horizon League season, Putna has also been awarded four individual Horizon League awards. The Lemont, Ill. native has been awarded Freshman and Goalkeeper of the Year, serving as the first Flame to be named goalkeeper of the year since 2008. He was also named to the All-League First Team and the All-League Freshman Team.
Putna only allowed 14 goals this season, ranking second in the League with a 0.76 goals-against-average. He has made 47 saves for a .770 save percentage and ranks first in shutouts in the League with nine on the season.
This marks Putna's second time being honored as the Illinois National Guard Student-Athlete of the Week, and the fifth soccer player on the season.
The Flames' will be back on the field to kick off the Horizon League Championship on Friday when they host the lowest remaining seed from the quarterfinals at 4p.m. CT at Flames Field.