KINGSTON, R.I. - Rhode Island freshman Roger Penske has been named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week, announced Monday afternoon by the conference office.
A native of Newport Coast, Calif., Penske earned the start in goal in Rhode Island's season opener. He managed a back line which allowed just three shots on goal through 90 minutes of action and posted a shutout victory in his career debut.
Penske's A-10 Rookie of the Week award is Rhode Island's league-leading 13th since the start of the 2013 season, when Gareth Elliott took over as head coach of the Rams. Dayton and Saint Louis have the next most during that span, with six each.
Rhody (1-0-0) is back in action this afternoon at Bryant.