BALTIMORE—Junior goalkeeper Dan Louisignau of the men’s soccer team was named UMBC Athlete of the Month for October 2010 in a poll of fans conducted from Nov. 1-8. Louisignau received 864 out of 1,635 total votes (52.8 percent) to outdistance himself from runner-up Eric Jones of men’s swimming (446 votes, 27.3 percent). Jennifer Kotonias of women’s swimming and Allie Spaay of volleyball were also nominated.
Louisignau is 7-1-2 with a 0.95 goals-against average on the season, but he has allowed only seven goals in his last 904 minutes of action (0.70 GAA) since taking over the starting goalkeeping position on Oct. 2, leading the Retrievers to the second seed in this week’s America East Tournament. He posted three shutouts in nine October contests and was selected to the America East All-Conference Second Team by the league’s coaches last week.
The native of Wilmington, Del., ranks 29th in the nation with an .821 save percentage, but his .886 save percentage in conference games leads the league. Louisignau, a transfer from the Universityof Virginia, made his first official career start on Oct. 2 against Binghamton and posted nine saves, the most by a Retriever goalie since Steve King posted 12 at Virginia Tech on Oct. 14, 2008.
September Athlete of the Month: Levi Houapeu