The University of Scranton men's soccer team is off to a 4-0 start and has yet to allow a goal in 360 minutes of game action. A big reason for that has been the play of senior goalie Eric Hintz (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor), who has already notched two shutout victories on the year to date.
For his efforts, the senior goalkeeper has been named the University of Scranton Athlete of the Week for the period ending September 11. For Hintz, this marks the first time in his career that he has been named the Scranton Athlete of the Week.
The week got underway for Hintz and the Royals on Wednesday, where he made four saves (three in the first half) to preserve a 2-0 win for Scranton over Muhlenberg.
On Saturday at Centenary, Hintz played in the first half and made two more saves, as the Royals went on to notch a 1-0 victory on the road.
In four matches, Hintz has been fantastic in between the pipes for Scranton. In all, he has made 13 saves, while not allowing a goal. His best match of the season to date was the Royals' season opener against Gettysburg on Sept. 3, in which Hintz made seven saves to preserve a 1-0 win for Scranton.
Hintz and the rest of the Royals men's soccer team returns to action on Tuesday, taking on Misericordia at Fitzpatrick Field. Things get underway at 7 p.m.