This week’s athlete of the week is men’s soccer player junior midfielder Matt Carberry. In two games last week, Carberry scored both game-winning goals for the Engineers, who went 2-0. Last Wednesday against Union College, Carberry scored on a free kick in the third minute to give the Engineers a 1-0 lead. The goal proved to be the lone score of the evening as sophomore goalie Alex Kessler hauled in nine saves to preserve a 1-0 win.
Then, on Saturday’s senior night matchup against Liberty League competitor Bard College, Carberry scored in the 54th minute, assisted by junior forward Esmir Hadzic, to put Rensselaer up 1-0. The goal ignited a second half rally as the Engineers scored three more times, including two goals from senior midfielder Matt Koziol and another from senior forward Tim Terrezza, to complete a 4-0 rout of Bard.