Shanosky Named Defensive Player of the WeekAugust 20, 2012 - North American Soccer League (NASL) Fort Lauderdale Strikers
"I'm honored to receive this award, as it was a good result for us as a team," said Shanosky. "Personally, I just tried to listen to the guys around me and we were able to work together and produce a strong defensive effort to get the result."
Shanosky has started 22 of 23 games this season for Fort Lauderdale. He leads all Strikers field players in minutes played with 1,872 and is seventh in the NASL.
"Conor had a solid game alongside Alfonso [Motagalvan] in the defensive midfield for us. Since coming on loan from D.C. United, Conor has had a solid season," said Strikers head coach Daryl Shore. "I think he would tell you our entire defense deserves this award for their performance."
Shanosky joined the Strikers on March 2, 2012 when D.C. United agreed to loan him for the entire 2012 season. Shanosky, 20, made his debut with the Strikers in the opening game of the season, a 1-0 win over FC Edmonton on April 7 at Lockhart Stadium. A graduate of D.C.'s Academy at just 18 years of age, Shanosky signed professional terms with D.C. United on August 16, 2010.
Fort Lauderdale next faces the San Antonio Scorpions on Aug. 25 at 7:30p.m. EDT. The Strikers and their fans will attempt to set a new world record for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark. The team will distribute free Strikers sunglasses to fans in attendance while supplies last, and fans are encouraged to bring their own shades to help set a new record at Lockhart Stadium. The current world record of 1,642 was set at Wrigley Field, in Chicago on July 6.
North American Soccer League Stories from August 20, 2012
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- Shanosky Named Defensive Player of the Week - Fort Lauderdale Strikers
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