SHUPirates.com Athlete of the Week (September 18, 2012)
Max Garcia, Men's Soccer
Junior Max Garcia greeted the visiting #19 Hawks with an 18th minute goal last week, the lone score of the game as the Pirates snapped a three-match losing streak against in-state rival Monmouth. The goal was the fourth of the year for the SHU forward and his third career game-winner. His effort helped SHU secure a win over a top-20 opponent for the second consecutive year and landed him on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the second time in 2012. One of the team's two captains, Garcia's form has him ranked among the conference's offensive leaders as BIG EAST play is set to begin. The Jersey city native ranks among the top-five in the league in shots and the top-10 in goals and points. The Pirates leading scorer, Garcia has recorded nine points so far this season, just two shy of his career high.