GREENWOOD – Lander sophomore goalkeeper Jacob Withers has been named the Peach Belt Conference Goalkeeper of the Week, it was revealed by the league office on Monday afternoon.
A North Augusta, S.C. native, Withers made a pair of saves in each of Lander's wins over Alabama Huntsville and West Alabama during the opening week of the season
The Bearcat backstop helped fend off a UWA attack on Sunday that managed 13 corner kicks en route to a 3-0 shutout win.
The award marks the fifth such honor of Withers' career. Lander has had at least one Goalkeeper of the Week in each of the past five seasons.
Lander returns to Van Taylor Stadium this week for its first home matches of the year, The Bearcats host Newberry on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. before welcoming Saint Leo to Greenwood on Friday for a 7:00 p.m. tilt.