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Furman's Hale named SoCon Player of the Week
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 10/31/2017
Furman goalkeeper Ben Hale
Courtesy: Furman Athletics

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Furman goalkeeper Ben Hale has been named the Southern Conference men’s soccer player of the week for all competition from Oct. 23-29 after leading the Paladins to two wins in the final week of conference play.

The redshirt freshman from Frisco, Texas, totaled five saves on the week including four in a 2-0 victory over Wofford. Hale recorded a big save in a 2-1 overtime victory over UNCG on Sunday to finish the week with a 0.49 goals against average. This marks the second time this season that Hale has earned SoCon Player of the Week honors (Sept. 5). 

Furman finished the regular season 11-4-3 overall with a record of 5-2-3 in the Southern Conference. The Paladins, who grabbed the No. 3 seed in the upcoming SoCon Championship, will host No. 6 seed VMI at 5 p.m. on Saturday. 

Also nominated: Danny Barlow (ETSU) and Conner Antley (Mercer).

2017 SoCon Men’s Soccer Players of the Week
Aug. 29       Kevin Edelmann, Sr., Furman

Sept. 5       Ben Hale, R-Fr., Furman
Sept. 12      Will Bagrou, Sr., Mercer
Sept. 19      Leeroy Maguraushe, Jr., UNCG
Sept. 26      Jon Milligan, Jr., UNCG
Oct.  3        Jon Milligan, Jr., UNCG
Oct. 10       Lucas Altman, So., Wofford
Oct. 16       Will Bagrou, Sr., Mercer
Oct. 24       Casey Penland, So., UNCG
Oct. 31       Ben Hale, R-Fr., Furman

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