Men's soccer collects both NEWMAC weekly awards

For the third time this season, the MIT men’s soccer team has claimed both New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards.

Jake L. Amereno ’16 was named as the Defensive Player of the Week for the third time this year, while Sean D. Bingham ’16 was tabbed the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week also for the third time in 2015. Bingham has earned the award for the seventh time in his career, while Amereno picked up his third career award this week.

Amereno registered a pair of shutouts — his 9th and 10th of the season — in a 2-0 week for the Engineers. He made eight saves en route to becoming the program leader for shutouts in a single season (10). Amereno sports the NEWMAC’s best save percentage at .889 and is tied for the lead in goals allowed at five and has helped MIT to an unbeaten record of 9-0-1 over its past ten contests.

Bingham racked up two goals - both game winners - two assists and six points. He notched the game winning goal in a 1-0 overtime victory over Clark in the 100th minute off a thru pass that deflected off of Clark’s back line and opened the scoring against Worcester State in an eventual 3-0 win. Bingham has registered 14 goals and eight assists this season for 36 points.