Roughneen named Peach Belt Conference Defender of the Week
MORROW, GA – The Clayton State men's soccer team has opened the 2012 season with two shutouts and allowed only one shot on goal in 180 minutes of play.
In recognition of the team's fine start on the defensive end, the Laker team captain and defensive leader Donal Roughneen, of Reading England, was named the Peach Belt Conference's Defender of the Week by the conference office in Augusta, GA.
"I'm happy for our new skipper," said head coach Pete Petersen Roughneen. "He's settling into our team in a new role and looks to continue our tradition of quality center backs at Clayton State."
Clayton State opened its season last weekend in the Loch Shop Classic, blanking both Pfeiffer and Queens 5-0 in the season-opening tournament. Anchored by Roughneen, Pfeiffer and Queens combined for only eight total shots in the two matches. Clayton State is one of only two teams in the PBC to begin the season with back-to-back shutouts.
The Lakers will return to action this week, traveling to Florida to play in the Peach Belt/Sunshine State Challenge, hosted by the University of Tampa. Clayton State will play Eckerd on Thursday and Tampa on Saturday in the event.