After helping lead his club to a 4-0 start to the 2018 season, Kobe Lie (Hattiesburg; North Forrest) has been named the MACJC Goalkeeper of the Week.
Lie has played a big role in each of the club's wins; making four saves in a 4-0 season-opening win against Itawamba Community College, two saves in a 3-0 win at Holmes Community College, five stops — in 69 minutes — in a 10-2 win over East Central Community College and a season-high 13 saves in a 5-1 win at archrival Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
Not only has Lie been the MACJC's top keeper early in the season, but he's also among the national leaders in multiple statistical categories. The sophomore is tied for tops nationally with four wins, 12th in saves (24), 28th in goals against average (0.53) and 18th in save percentage (.923).
The award comes one day after the Wildcats received votes in the latest United Soccer Coaches NJCAA Top 20 poll. The Wildcats are back in action Friday with a home doubleheader against Meridian Community College. The women will play at 5 p.m., and the men are scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.
Holmes' Zoe Ellis and Itawamba's Haley McGill won the women's Offensive Player of the Week and Goalkeeper of the Week awards. Southwest Mississippi Community College's Patrick Larsen was named the Men's Offensive Player of the Week. The MACJC's weekly awards are voted on by the league's Sports Information Directors. Each winner is nominated for the NJCAA's weekly award.