September 7, 2010

PBC Honors Chedgy as League's Defender of the Week

AUGUSTA, GABen Chedgy has been named the Peach Belt Conference Defender of the Week announced Tuesday afternoon from the league office.

The senior picks up his first-ever weekly award from the league office after earning PBC All-Conference honors, and Preseason All-conference awards each of the least two years.

Ben Chedgy led the North Georgia defense to a 1-0-1 record to open the year, including blanking the 14th-ranked Anderson Trojans for 120 minutes in the Saints' season opener.

He then came back and scored his second career goal against Belmont Abbey in the final game of the Clayton State Laker Shootout, a golden goal in the 112th minute to send North Georgia to their first win of the year and best start to a season since entering the NCAA in 2005. The Somerset, England, native leads a defense that is fourth in the league in goals allowed at 1.00 per game.

The Saints return to action on Wednesday evening for their home opener against Lenoir-Rhyne College at the newly renovated Soccer Complex. Kickoff against the Bears is set for 5:00 p.m.