Helmer earns Defensive POW honor

Senior keeper Ryan Helmer earned SAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for Sept. 21-27.

Senior keeper Ryan Helmer earned SAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for Sept. 21-27.

Siloam Springs, Ark. (September 28, 2009) — John Brown goalkeeper Ryan Helmer and Rogers State forward Desmond Fitzgerald have been named Sooner Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Players of the Week for Sept. 21-27.

Fitzgerald, a junior from Norwich, England, scored seven goals on the week, including a four-goal outing against Southwestern Kansas and a two-goal match against Sterling. He also had two assists on the week to lead RSU to a 3-0 week and a program-best eight-game win streak.

Helmer, a senior from Russellville, Ark., had three saves in two shutouts over Oklahoma Wesleyan and Texas Wesleyan for the week.

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Senior keeper Ryan Helmer earned SAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for Sept. 21-27.

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Senior keeper Ryan Helmer earned SAC Defensive Player of the Week honors for Sept. 21-27.