HIRAM, OHIO — Hiram College men’s soccer player and junior goalkeeper Joe Rottinger (Strongsville) has been named this week’s North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week.
Rottinger helped the Terriers post a 1-0-1 overall record to open the season with a victory against Hamline (Minn.) College and then played a pivotal role in a 1-1 tie against defending NCAA Division III National Champion and preseason No. 1 Messiah (Pa.) College.
Rottinger posted three saves in the 2-1 win against Hamline on Friday (Sept. 2) in the first game of the Ohio Wesleyan University Touranment. He then followed that performance with a seven-save effort against Messiah on Saturday (Sept. 3) in a 1-1 double overtime tie.
For the season, Rottinger has allowed just two goals for a 0.91 goals against average. He has a 1-0-1 overall record with 10 saves (83.3 save percentage) in just under 198 minutes of playing time.
Hiram will travel to University Heights for a non-conference game against John Carroll University on Friday, Sept. 9. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. The Terriers will then begin a three-game homestand on Monday, Sept. 12 beginning with a matchup against Waynesburg (Pa.) College in the home opener at the Hiram Soccer Complex. That game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.