UMBC freshman goalkeeper Tommy Lingner (Fort Salonga, N.Y./St. Anthony's) earned multiple awards for his dominating play in the Retrievers' 11-7 upset of No. 1-ranked and previously undefeated Albany on Friday evening at UMBC Stadium.
On Monday, Lingner was named America East Conference Defensive Player and Rookie of the Week for games ending April 7, 2018. He was also honored by The Baltimore Sun, which tabbed him as the National Player of the Week and by the USILA, which selected Lingner to their Team of the Week.
Lingner made a season-high 16 saves in the game and stopped seven shots in the fourth quarter to thwart a late Great Dane rally.
Lingner has earned all three UMBC wins in the cage this season. He earned America East Rookie of the Week honors on Feb. 11 after a 13-save (2 goals allowed) effort in relief in a win over No. 20 Richmond.
The freshman is allowing only 8.35 goals per game, which is now 12th-best in the nation. His save percentage is back over 50 percent at 51.5 percent for the season.
UMBC (3-7, 1-2 America East) heads to Binghamton for its next contest, a Saturday night affair on April 14.