CASTINE, Maine -- Maine Maritime Academy's Evan Backus (Farmington, Maine) has been named the North Atlantic Conference Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
The sophomore defender helped lead the Mariners to a 2-0 victory over the University of New England on Friday in the team's season opener. Backus, was an instrumental member of the defense that held the Nor'easters to nine shots (five on goal) en route to the shutout. The victory was the first Maine Maritime win over UNE since 2011.
For the full Men's Soccer Weekly Honors Release click HERE.