Mark Pais of the Golden Hurricane men's soccer team has been named as the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week. This is the second time this season he has earned the honor.
He says he couldn't do so well every week if it weren't for the help of his teammates.
"I am honored because there are a lot of great goalkeepers and defensive players in this league," Pais said. "This is really a great honor for our team because I couldn't do it without them. They are just as big of a part of getting these wins and the results that we get as I am. They make as many big plays throughout the game. I feel like my defense and the team as a whole has really grown over the season. There is always something we are working on and our coaches do a great scouting report that really helps us prepare for each game."
Pais, is a senior from St. Louis, Mo. He played all 180 minutes, helping TU win against UAB (2-1) and UCF (3-1). He made six saves against the Blazers and one save against UCF.