ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Missouri Valley Conference
has announced that Drake redshirt junior goalkeeper Rich Gallagher (Lake Bluff, Ill./Lake Forest Academy) has been named
the league's Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. The honor marks the
second for Gallagher this season and in his Drake career.
Gallagher turned in his fourth shutout of
the season, including his third in conference action, in Drake's 1-0 road
victory at Missouri State last Friday (Nov. 2). The triumph was the first
for the Bulldogs in Springfield since 2005.
Gallagher pulled in four saves in the
affair, including a pair in each half, en route to his league-best third
shutout of the conference campaign.
On the season, Gallagher owns 107 saves
and has posted a 1.62 goals against average. In conference-only affairs, he leads the MVC in saves (7.33)
and shutouts (0.50) per game, while pacing the league in overall saves at 5.63
Drake (5-10-4) visits Peoria, Ill., to compete in the quarterfinals
of the MVC Men's Soccer Championship as the fifth-seeded
Bulldogs battle fourth-seeded Evansville (9-7-1) on Wednesday (Nov. 7) at 3:00
p.m. in Shea Stadium.