LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Soccer freshmen Josh Weiss and Alexander Tejera continue to rack up the honors. Weiss has been named the Corvias ECAC Co-Defensive Player of the Week and Tejera is the Co-Rookie of the Week for the week ending Sept. 7, 2014.
Weiss and Tejera were both honored by the MAAC Monday as the conference's Defensive Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week respectively. Additionally, Tejera was named the College Sports Madness MAAC Player of the Week.
The duo was recognized after leading the Saints to wins last week over 23rd ranked Boston University and Brown.
A native of Hicksville, N.Y., Weiss made three saves to post his second straight clean sheet to begin his collegiate career in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the nationally ranked Terriers. Friday, he made six of his season-high seven saves in the second half as the Saints prevailed 2-1 at Brown.
Tejera scored a goal in each of the Saints' two matches last week, totaling four points. On Wednesday, he scored his first collegiate goal which proved to be the only goal of the match and thus the game-winner in the Saints' upset of BU. On Friday, the Ossining, N.Y. native opened the scoring with his second goal in as many matches as Siena won its road opener against the Bears.
Weiss and Tejera have played key roles in the Saints getting off to the best start in program history. Yesterday, Tejera tallied three points and Weiss made three saves as the Saints improved to a perfect 4-0 with a 5-1 rout of Sacred Heart.
Tejera has already scored a team-high seven points including two game-winning goals in just four collegiate matches, while Weiss is 4-0 between the pipes with a 0.50 goals against average and a .867 save percentage with a pair of shutouts.
As a result of the program's impressive start, Siena received 12 votes in the latest NSCAA Top-25 Poll - the 34th highest total in the nation. The Saints are also ranked second in the Northeast in the NSCAA's Regional rankings.
Siena opens a program record six-match road trip this weekend at the Henson/Zaher Nike Classic in Oregon. The Saints kickoff tournament play against Oregon State Friday night at 10 p.m. ET in Corvallis.