Karsten Smith Named PL Men's Soccer BRINE Defensive Player of the Week

Karsten Smith Named PL Men's Soccer BRINE Defensive Player of the Week

Oct. 6, 2008

WASHINGTON - The American University men's soccer team rallied from a goal down late in the second half to draw with Patriot League opponent Lafayette, 1-1. Karsten Smith scored his third goal of the season and was named Patriot League BRINE Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts.

Smith scored his third goal of the season from his center back position. The junior stepped out of the back line and fired a 30-yard strike to the upper 90 to score the equalizer to force overtime and earn a 1-1 draw with Lafayette on Saturday. This is Smith's first-ever PL weekly award.

The Eagles will continue PL play on Saturday when they host Navy at 1 p.m. at Reeves Field.