Gokturk Named Student-Athlete of the Week Presented by GEICO


Junior defender Adem Gokturk of the American University men’s soccer team has been selected as the AU Student-Athlete of the Week presented by GEICO. The Annandale, Va., native was honored on two all-tournament teams over the last week to pick up the award.

Gokturk was named to the Penn State Classic All-Tournament Team last Monday following AU’s draw against No. 15 Ohio State and loss at No. 18 Penn State. Gokturk anchored the defensive unit that allowed only one goal to the Buckeyes and one full strength score to the Nittany Lions. Penn State’s second goal came with one second remaining in regulation once AU had pushed goalkeeper Matt Makowski into the offensive end.

In this past weekend’s D.C. College Cup, Gokturk was again selected to the all-tournament team. He registered his second-career assist in Thursday’s win over George Washington, which came on Alassane Kane’s game-winning goal.

Gokturk, who has been on the field for all 290 minutes this season, will lead the Eagles this weekend, beginning on Friday, September 9 in their home opener vs. Liberty. AU will then hit the road at Syracuse on Sunday, September 11.