Greenville, S.C. – Sophomore goalkeeper Sven Lissek, who guided Furman to a 7-1-1 start and No. 15 national ranking, has been named as Southern Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Month for September, it was announced on Wednesday by the league office.
Including a 4-3, double-overtime win over No. 25 Xavier to open the season on August 30, Lissek posted a 0.54 goals against average and 18 saves in picking up each decision in the net over the first month of the season. Lissek helped Furman to six straight shutouts in September, including a streak of four straight solo shutouts and five overall.
Furman was involved in five 1-0 games in the month, with the Sewau, Germany, native picking up the win in all but a loss to No. 8 Akron on September 1. In addition to notching a save in working the first 57 minutes of the Paladins' 8-0 win over Presbyterian on September 13, Lissek picked up a pair of assists in the contest. Late in the month, Furman moved into the national rankings in the Top Drawer Soccer and College Soccer News polls.
Lissek has started all 10 matches in goal for the Paladins this season while compiling a 0.48 goals against average and has allowed just one goal since September 1.
Now 7-1-2 on the season and riding an eight-match unbeaten streak, Furman returns to action on Saturday with a 7 p.m. contest at Davidson.