Endicott's Nick Weinstein posts 9th shutout
Nick Weinstein from Trumbull was named the New England Region Division 3 Defensive Player of the week, after the Endicott College men’s soccer goaltender posted his eighth straight shutout of the season when the Gulls defeated host Salem State, 1-0, on Oct. 12.
Senior forward Mark Greco (Belchertown, Mass.) netted the lone goal of the night off a feed from senior midfielder Shintaroh Itoh (Nerima, Tokyo, Japan) in the 62nd minute and Weinstein, a junior, made seven saves as Endicott won its eighth straight match.
Weinstein, a former Trumbull High standout, set an Endicott men's soccer program record for most shutouts in a single-season with nine, eclipsing Aaron Kanter's eight in 2011. He has been named Commonwealth Coast Conference Defensive Player of the week three times.
Trumbull native Shay Neary plays midfield for Endicott and scored the winning goal in a 1-0 victory over the Coast Guard Academy.
The Gulls’ victory over Salem State sent them into the school record books, while garnering national highlights. With the win, Endicott had posted eight consecutive shutouts, which gave it the longest active shutout streak and scoreless streak in the country across all three levels of NCAA men's soccer.
The shutout string was broken with a 1-1 draw with Williams College. This past Saturday, the Gulls defeated Western New England, 3-2, in overtime. Endicott has an 11-game unbeaten streak with an overall record of 11-1-2. Weinstein has allowed only eight goals in 14 games.