SPARTANBURG, SC – UNC Greensboro junior goalkeeper Nate Berry has been named the Southern Conference's Men's Soccer Player of the Month for his outstanding play for the Spartans last month.
Berry was a big part of the Spartans' Cinderella run to the Southern Conference Tournament title and NCAA Tournament Round of 16. The native of Holly Spring, NC, went 4-1-2 during the month with a 0.88 goals against average and 30 saves, making him a part of a historical run by the Spartans.
As the No. 7 seed in the Southern Conference Men's Soccer Tournament, Berry helped the Spartans to their third conference tournament title by allowing just two goals in the three matches and stopping three penalty kicks to eliminate Georgia Southern in the semifinal round.
Once in the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in five years, UNCG became just the sixth team in the tournament's 50-year history to go in with a sub-.500 record. However, Berry helped the Spartans make history as the first of those teams to ever win two games in the tournament, making it to the round of 16 where they were knocked out in penalty kicks by South Florida after a 1-1 tie.
UNCG finished the season 10-11-3, marking the 29th consecutive season that the Spartans won at least 10 matches.
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