YORK, PA - York College freshman goalkeeper Josh Kappes has been named the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Spartans to a pair of shutouts win for the week.
Kappes made an immediate impact on the Spartans as he was inserted into the starting lineup last Wednesday against Salisbury and shut out the Sea Gulls with five saves in the Spartans' 1-0 win. The shutout came in his first collegiate start as he had previously played just 34:52 all season for York.
Kappes followed that with three saves in the 1-0 win over Mary Washington Saturday. The number of saves is a bit deceptive as the Eagles had a staggering 13 corner kicks in the game. He made a number of stops on the corners, halting a scoring chances for UMW. He also saved a first half penalty kick to keep the game scoreless to that point.
For the week, Kappes was 2-0 with two shutouts and eight saves in his 180 minutes of play.