Woodland, Calif. - San Jose State University’s Richard Mann has been named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Brine Co-Player of the Week for the week of October 27-November 2.
Mann, a fifth-year senior and two-time team captain, had a pair of stellar games in the Spartan net on the road this past weekend as San Jose State went 1-0-1.
The San Jose native out of Leland High School first collected a career-high 11 saves, the largest single-game total by any Spartan net-minder since 2004, and the largest by any MPSF goalkeeper in 2008, in a 3-3 double-overtime draw at first-place Denver on Friday, October 31. The match marked Denver’s first league tie this season after five straight wins to begin the MPSF slate. Mann played all 110 minutes in what was just his second start of the season.
Mann then posted his second shutout of the season and 13th of his career, in a 1-0 victory at Air Force on Sunday, November 2. Both of his clean sheets this season have now come against the Falcons, with the other inside Spartan Stadium on Sunday, October 19. Mann made six stops over the 90 minutes. He faced 45 shots over the two matches, and is now tied for fourth on the all-time Spartan list in shutouts, and seventh all-time in goalie saves (182).
Mann is the second Spartan to earn the weekly MPSF honor this season.
The Spartans head into the final two weeks of the 2008 regular season at 6-5-4 overall and 2-4-1 in the MPSF. They play their final three league matches at home, beginning this Friday, November 7, against UNLV. Kick-off at Spartan Field is set for 3:00 p.m. Admission is free.