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Harms Named National Goalkeeper of the Week by College Soccer News; Harvard Jumps to No. 12 in National Ranking

Photo of Austin Harms courtesy DSPics.com.

College Soccer News National Team of the Week
Complete Ivy League Release

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- After recording two shutouts and earning three victories last week, Harvard goalkeeper Austin Harms has been named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week, the publication announced Monday morning.  In the process, Harms helped the Crimson improve to 4-0 on the season with wins over Boston College, No. 14 Boston University and Army last week.

Harms was also named the Ivy League Player of the Week, while freshman Brian Rogers was tabbed the Ivy Co-Rookie of the Week after scoring a goal and handing out two assists in two games.

A sophomore from Corona del Mar, Calif., Harms opened the week with a two-save shutout at Boston College Monday.  He then stopped three shots in a 1-0 shutout win over No. 14 Boston University Friday.  Harms capped the week with a six-save effort in 73 minutes of action against Army Sunday, earning his fourth win of the season. He has only allowed one goal this season, coming in the first half of the season opener against Stony Brook Sept. 4, and has extended his scoreless streak to 314:39 minutes of play.  Harms owns a 0.26 goals-against average and has stopped 17 of 18 shots faced for a .944 save percentage.

Rogers, a forward from Bronxville, N.Y., assisted on the game-winning goal in the Crimson's win over BU. Two days later, he scored a goal and handed out an assist in the team's victory against Army, giving him four points for the week.  Rogers stands second on Harvard with two goals and three assists for seven points.

Harvard, which is off to its best start since 2007, jumped to No. 12 in the Soccer America national poll Monday and appeared No. 18 in the College Soccer News poll.  The Crimson is outscoring opponents by an 11-1 margin through four games and has extended its home winning streak to nine games dating back to last season. 

The team will begin a four-game road trip at Fairfield Saturday, Sept. 19.  The Crimson and Stags will meet at 7 p.m.