Memorial Sea-Hawks soccer netminder Sydney Walsh is The Telegram sports department’s choice as athlete of the week.
The Sea-Hawks lost their semifinal game 2-0 to eventual champion Cape Breton University Capers, but the loss certainly couldn’t be pinned on Walsh.
The second-year keeper, named a first-team conference all-star prior to the Atlantic University Sport championship, stopped 15 of 17 shots by Cape Breton. One of those was a penalty kick. Memorial had picked up a red card in the 54th minute, playing the remainder of the game short-handed.
In the quarter-final game against the third-seeded Dalhousie Tigers, Walsh kicked out all six shots as the sixth-seeded Sea-Hawks won 4-0.
Date of birth: July 4, 1999
Weight: 145 pounds
Birthplace: St. John’s
Hometown: St. John’s
Occupation: Second-year electrical engineering student, Memorial University
Club: Memorial Sea-Hawks
Coach: Mike Power