SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference announced its weekly awards Tuesday afternoon and Richmond goalkeeper Blake Goodman has been named the Defensive Player of the Week in the wake of his stellar effort opposite Bucknell over the weekend.

The Pittsburgh, Pa. native picked up his first win as the Spider goaltender with a 9-8 victory over the Bison on Saturday afternoon and did so by making 17 saves (.680 save pct).  Including several key chances down the stretch in the fourth quarter to keep Bucknell at bay while the offense took care of business on the other end.

Goodman has started both games for the Spiders this season and has made 23 saves to this point. Goodman and the Spiders will be back in action this afternoon opposite Mount St. Mary’s. The games is set to get underway at Robins Stadium at 4 p.m.