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Ryan Brown
Men's Soccer
September 4, 2017

Ryan Brown was chosen as the Athlete of the Week for his performance against the Ottawa (AZ) Spirit in goal for men's soccer.

Brown did his best against a speedy Spirit squad to keep the Royals' net clean throughout the match. One of the Royals' starting center backs was sent off in the 11th minute of the match and Brown was forced to step up for HIU to captain the defense as the team played the overwhelming majority of the match down a man.

Brown faced 14 shots from the Spirit and surrendered a pair of goals to the Spirit but made a career-high nine saves, tying his previous career best, to keep the Royals ahead in the match. He also helped the Royals adjust during the halftime intermission on defense and did not allow the Spirit to score in the second half of the match.

Brown has now been named Athlete of the Week twice in his HIU career and sits eight saves shy of 100 while minding the net for the Royals. Next up for Brown and the Royals - a tough NCAA DII test at CSU San  Marcos on Sept. 6.