PHILADELPHIA--University of Pennsylvania men's soccer defender, junior Keith Vereb, was named the Philadelphia Soccer Seven Player of the Week, Monday. He scored the game-winner against Yale Saturday to earnthe first such honor of his career. He was also named to the Ivy League Honor Roll.
The Bowie, Md., native helped the Quakers retain their perch atop the Ivy League standings by scoring the only goal of the night against Yale. He also helped keep the defense perfect in the team's sixth shutout of the season. His goal came just over three minutes into the match on a long ball into traffic that slipped through the keeper's hands and into the net.
Earlier in the week, Vereb game Penn the equalizer against American to force overtime in an eventual 2-1 loss.
Vereb is the third different Penn player to earn PS7 Player of the Week honors this season. Sophomores Mike Klein and Kevin Unger are the other two.
Vereb and the Quakers host a major Ivy League match this weekend at Rhodes Field when Brown comes to town. The Bears are just two points behind Penn in the League standings and were ranked as high as 14th in the nation this season. Match time is set for 7:30 p.m. and coincides with Penn's Homecoming celebration.