Bullet Shot: Patrick Santini

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Photo courtesy of Gettysburg College

By Alex Petrecca, Contributing Writer

The Gettysburg men’s soccer team is off to a strong start this season. The 11-2 Bullets rank 21st in the nation and 4th in the region.

They also rank first in the Centennial Conference with a 5-1 conference record. With four other teams in the conference ranked regionally, leading the conference leaves the bullets primed for a long postseason run.

Heading the charge for the Bullets on offense has been senior captain Patrick Santini.

In only 13 games on the season Santini has scored 18 goals, five more than any other goal scorer. He also leads in points scored with 38 total, 12 more than his nearest competition.

Always a threat on the offensive end with his conferenceleading 64 shots, Santini is always the most dangerous offensive threat on the field. He has also been an extremely clutch performer for the Bullets as he has eight game-winning goals during the season.

Santini has been recognized for his valuable goal-scoring prowess with four Centennial Conference Offensive player of the week awards.

The senior from Greenwich, Connecticut has been virtually unstoppable in close games in the conference with four out of five of the team’s game-winning goals in conference match-ups.

As the Bullets reach the end of their regular season and head towards postseason play, they will continue to rely on Santini for scoring.

With a strong defense and other offensive threats, the Bullets will look to make a deep postseason run both in conference and in the NCAA tournament.

 

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Author: Gettysburgian Staff

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