SAINT LEO, Fla. - Saint Leo men's soccer player Erik Mozzo was named Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.

Mozzo had a spectacular week in net for the Lions, recording a 2-0 record and 0.00 GAA. He totaled eight saves and posted a pair of shutouts while facing a total of eight shots on goal for the week.

Mozzo registered the first win of his Saint Leo career in a 7-0 shutout victory over the Clearwater Christian Cougars. During the match, the freshman recorded one save on one shot faced in 75 minutes worth of action.

He was particularly impressive in the Lions' second game of the season, helping lead Saint Leo to 3-0 in-region victory over the North Georgia College Saints. He played all 90 minutes. Mozzo stopped seven shots on goal to preserve the Lions' victory. Five of those saves came in the second half.

Mozzo is the first Saint Leo student-athlete to be awarded the honor for the 2009-2010 athletic year.

The Beaufort, S.C. native will lead the Lions into a pair of regional matchups this weekend in Pensacola, Fla. The first game on their list is an away matchup against West Florida on Friday, September 4 at 8:30 pm EST.  A neutral site game (also at West Florida) against Delta State will follow on Sunday, September 6 at 1:30 pm EST.