Luke Whelan, MEN'S SOCCER

Luke Whelan, MEN'S SOCCER

Luke Whelan of the Oglethorpe men's soccer team has been named the SAAC Male Athlete of the Week for his efforts in the team's three victories over the course of last week.

Whelan was instrumental in the Stormy Petrels' 3-0 record over the course of last week, allowing just one goal over 225 minutes of action in victories over No. 17 Washington (Missouri), Hendrix and Rhodes. Whelan earned a shutout in the 1-0 victory over Rhodes, and finished the week with a 0.40 goals against average (GAA) and an .800 save percentage. For the season, Whelan is second in the SAA in GAA (0.57) and first in goals against (5). He is also third in the league in save percentage (.808). Whelan leads the SAA in wins (7) and is fifth in shutouts (3).

Whelan and the rest of the Petrels will return to Atlanta this weekend for a pair of SAA showdowns. They'll take on Millsaps Friday at 7:30 p.m. on the Oglethorpe Track and Field before hosting Birmingham-Southern Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

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