Luka Gavran has five shutouts this season. (Photo courtesy of St. John’s)
QUEENS, N.Y. – For the second time in as many opportunities, Luka Gavran has been named the Big East goalkeeper of the week, it was announced on Monday afternoon by the conference office.
In the Red Storm’s Big East home opener on Saturday night against Creighton, Gavran recorded five saves, including three in the final eight minutes, to help the Red Storm (6-2-0, 2-0-0) beat the Bluejays, 2-0, remain perfect in league play.
Last Monday, Gavran earned his first weekly award from the conference after 1-0 shutouts in back-to-back outings against Columbia University and Xavier University. In the Red Storm’s league opener against the Musketeers, Gavran made three saves to help St. John’s win against its foes in Cincinnati for the first time.
Gavran, a redshirt junior from Hamilton, Ont., has recorded clean sheets in each of his last three matches and five of his eight appearances this season. Those five shutouts are good enough for the league lead.
Gavran also ranks near the top of the Big East in goals-against average (4th at 0.63) and save percentage (thired at .833).
St. John’s is off to a 2-0-0 start in conference action for the third time in the last five seasons.
Gavran and the Red Storm will close out the non-conference portion of their schedule on Tuesday evening when they travel to Princeton Tuesday at 8 p.m. The contest will be broadcast live on ESPN+.