UMBC goalkeeper Connor Gordon has been outstanding in his initial season, starting all nine games for the 5-4 Retrievers. This week’s America East Rookie of the Week fell one save shy of his season high, making 15 stops against Stony Brook as the Retrievers prevailed, 12-11, in overtime.
Gordon made a one-on-one save with his team two men down midway through overtime, setting up Pat Young’s game-winning goal with 9.6 seconds to play in extra time. He has recorded more saves than goals allowed in eight of his nine starts this season.
The Bourne, Mass. native is averaging 12.33 saves per game, good for sixth place in the nation through games of March 30. His save percentage is an outstanding 56.3 percent, which is 14th-best in the country.