Everyone here at SF Goalkeeping was absolutely thrilled to hear the news that our Scottish Goalkeeper in New York, Lenny Wilson, was named as the United Soccer Coaches Association – National Player of the Week.
Lenny, the St. John’s University senior goalkeeper of Aberdeen, Scotland, came up big for the Red Storm Men’s Soccer Team, helping them clinch a BIG EAST CONFERENCE Championship berth.
He made 15 saves for the week, including seven in a shutout win over No. 24 Georgetown.
SF GK’S David Binnie was naturally delighted with the news and commented:
“It’s a quite phenomenal achievement for Lenny and really show’s just how far he has come in his career over in the States. I believe, from reading the news dispatches on the St.John’s University website, that this is the first time in over a decade that one of their players has received this accolade, and this just further highlights the level of achievement for Lenny.”
“I remember recruiting Lenny back here in Scotland and working hard to convince him to switch his career focus away from the lower reaches of the professional game back here in Scotland to taking a chance to go over to the United States and further his career ambitions in the University game. I’m hoping that, with the success he is achieving at the very highest level of the collegiate game, that he will look back on my advice and pat himself on the back for taking the big decision to go for it in America.”
“I know Lenny is ambitious to go on and play at the next level and that ambition will be further boosted by accolades like this – ‘National Player of the Week’ on his resume.”
“Let’s just say that I am thrilled at the news, but not surprised in the slightest that Lenny is achieving what he is achieving in his career.”
“Needless to say, myself and everyone connected with SF Goalkeeping, are extremely proud of all his achievements.”