Gallaudet's Kara Gulvas named NEAC Women's Soccer Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week
GANSEVOORT, N.Y.- The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has named their student-athletes of the week for Oct. 15 and Gallaudet University women's soccer player Kara Gulvas (Crown Point, Ind.) has been named Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week. The award comes on the heels of a 1-0 shutout against conference foe Cazenovia College.
Gulvas earned the award for her gritty performances in goal this week for the Bison. The senior goalkeeper finished the week going 2-1 with one shutout in three conference games while compiling a .826 save percentage. Gulvas rebounded from a 5-0 loss to Lancaster Bible last Wednesday in which she had 15 saves with back-to-back conference victories over the weekend, notching 11 saves in a 4-3 win over Morrisville State College and making 12 stops in a 1-0 shutout victory over Cazenovia College last Sunday. Gulvas tallied 38 saves on the week and currently leads the nation in total saves (179). The award is the first of the goalkeeper's career from the NEAC and the first for the women's soccer team this season. Overall this is the third time in three years a Gallaudet women's soccer player has earned a conference student-athlete of the week award. Gulvas, a second team All-NEAC player in 2010, was named Capital Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week back on September 14, 2009.
Nicole Sharick, senior forward for Keuka College, was selected as the NEAC Women's Soccer Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week after her record-breaking performance for the Storm. Sharick recorded 15 points on six goals and three assists last week to lead the Storm to a pair of conference victories, while also becoming the program's all-team leading goal scorer in the process. She scored two goals and had one assist in the Storm's 5-0 win over College of Saint Elizabeth Saturday and followed that up with four goals and two assists in a 8-0 victory over Wilson College Sunday, giving her a program-best 51 career goals. Sharick currently leads the NEAC in goals (17) while being in a four-way tie for first place in points (38).
Gulvas will look to continue her strong play on the Bison's upcoming home game against non-conference foe Marymount (Va.) University on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m.