On the heels of a thrilling 2-1 double overtime victory against Landmark opponent Juniata, Mariners senior captain Kurt Olsen is named Landmark Defensive Player of the Week.
In two games last week, Olsen was a central part of a Kings Point defense which only surrendered two goals; both on penalty kicks.
On Wednesday against #10 NYU, Olsen helped Merchant Marine shut down the attack of the nationally ranked Violets. On Saturday against Juniata, he once again played a vital role in limiting the Eagles chances and eventually tallied the game winning goal on a penalty kick in double overtime.
Olsen has has been tabbed Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Year in each of the past two seasons.
The Mariners will be in action Wednesday at 7:45 PM when they take on Manhattanville College in Kings Point.