NORCROSS, Ga. ---- The Southern States Athletic Conference announced its first Player of the Week results, and Auburn Montgomery junior goalkeeper Vignir Johannesson was named as the Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
Johannesson received the honor for the second time in his AUM career. He made 11 saves over the weekend, allowing only one goal and leading the Warhawks to a 1-0-1 record in the Capital City Classic.
"It's a tribute to his hard work and ability," Head Coach Wulf Koch said. "He's bailed us out in all three games. From the preseason national rankings, only four teams from the top 10 stayed undefeated through the first two weeks of the season. We're one of those teams, and he obviously played a key part in that."
Against Tennessee Wesleyan on Friday, Johannesson was particularly strong in goal. He made seven saves, including several in one-on-one situations to preserve a 1-1 tie for AUM.
He followed up that performance with his second shutout of the season on Saturday against SCAD-Savannah. The four-save effort was his fifth shutout as a Warhawk.
Johannesson, a Kopavogur, Iceland native, has played in all 290 minutes so far this season, helping the No. 9 Warhawks to a 2-0-1 record thus far. The team will have a tough test next weekend, traveling to No. 1 Lindsey Wilson on Saturday, Sept. 8. The game begins at 7 p.m.