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Benny Pugh
Player Profile:
Benny Pugh 1236839
Position: Goalie
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Powhatan, Va.
High School: Woodberry Forest School

Career Stats

Career Highlights
• 2015 All-Southern Conference First Team
• 2016 All-Southern Conference Preseason Team 
• 2014 Atlantic Sun Conference All-Tournament Team
• Three-time Southern Conference Player of the Week

2016 (Junior)
• Saw action in 10 games for the Spiders, starting seven in goal
• Named to the All-Southern Conference Preseason Team
• Stopped 75 shots, finishing the season with a .517 save percentage
• Went 6-3 on the year, allowing 8.23 goals per game
• Named SoCon Defensive Player of the Week on 3/9

2015 (Sophomore)
• First-Team All-Southern Conference
• Southern Conference Player of the Week, 2/10, 2/17 and 3/10
• Nearly doubled win total from six to 11 in his first two collegiate seasons
• Led SoCon and finished second in the NCAA in goals-against average (7.42)
• Led SoCon and finished second in the NCAA in save percentage (.590)
• Finished fifth in the SoCon and 26th in the NCAA in saves per game (10.00)
• Tied his own team record with 17 saves in home game against No. 2 North Carolina on 3/14
• Allowed seven or fewer goals while playing the full 60 minutes five times during the season
• Allowed five or fewer goals while playing a half or more five times during the season
• Allowed no goals in 42:40 of playing time at home to VMI on 3/7
• Allowed just one goal in the first half against NJIT on 3/23
• Allowed one goal in 57:02 at home against Furman on 4/4
• Picked up 49 ground balls, third most on the team
• Collected career-high six ground balls at home to No. 17 Marquette on 2/22
• Caused nine turnovers, including career-high two in North Carolina game

2014 (Freshman)
• Atlantic Sun Conference All-Tournament Team
Played in goal in 15 games, playing 52+ minutes in 13 of them, with 14 starts
Finished second in league in goals-against average (9.60) and third in save percentage (.528)
Finished 25th in NCAA in goals-against average and 29th in NCAA for save percentage
Earned the starting job after game six, the program's first-ever victory, versus Vermont, 3/8
Set team saves record with 17 at Saint Joseph's, 3/15
Was the goalie of record for all six season wins, finishing with a 6-9 mark for the season

High School
Four-year letterman, three-year starter and two-year captain of a four-time state tournament team
First Team All-Prep league
Also a two-year letterman in football and basketball, earning one letter in track
Honor Roll student
Perfect Board Member

Personal
Son of Angela and Bill
Has one brother, Billy. 

 

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