Spangenberg’s 14th career clean sheet moves him into 4th all-time in the MSU record books, passing Matt Pickens. MSU is the NCAA DI leader in goals against average and Spangenberg ranks second in the nation with his 0.425 g.a.a. Trevor also lowered his career goals against average to 0.72, which is now best in MSU history. Trevor has been a mainstay between the pipes for the Demize for the last two PDL seasons.
MEN’S SOCCER SPANGENBERG HONORED AS MVC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Missouri State leads the nation in goals against average.
Goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg and the Bears defense have five straight shutouts.
St. LOUIS -- Missouri State redshirt senior goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg was named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week in soccer Monday for the third time in his career.
Spangenberg was named MVC Defensive Player of the Week twice in 2011, on October 17 and November 7.
Spangenberg recorded two shutouts this past week, both in double-overtime against Oral Roberts and Evansville. The Bears tied the school record with Spangenberg’s fifth consecutive shutout on Saturday night at Evansville. Spangenberg’s 14th career clean sheet moves him into sole possession of 4th all-time in the Missouri State record books, passing Matt Pickens. Missouri State is the NCAA Division 1 leader in goals against average and Spangenberg ranks second in the nation with his 0.425 g.a.a. Spangenberg also lowered his career goals against average to 0.72, which is now best in Missouri State history. The MVC leader in g.a.a. and shutout percentage is having a phenomenal senior season, after missing all of last year due to injury.
Trevor hopes to follow in Matt Pickens footsteps in the upcoming MLS Superdraft. Pickens played two years with the Chicago Fire USL Premier Development Team. Matt was Selected by the Fire in the second round of the 2004 MLS SuperDraft (19th overall), making him the first former member of the Chicago Fire Premier (formerly Fire Reserves) PDL club to be drafted by the Fire senior team.
Trevor has played two seasons in goal for the Demize and last season started in 11 games and compiled a 1.363 g.a.a. with a 3-4-4 record. Spangenberg looks to attend the USL Pro Combine as well as the MLS Combine this upcoming winter after he completes his senior campaign with MSU.