Oct. 11, 2011
WASHINGTON - Senior placekicker Brett Weiss (Phoenix, Md./Boys' Latin) was named the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance in Georgetown's 24-10 victory over Wagner College on Saturday afternoon. Weiss kicked a career-long 49 yard field goal and made all three of his extra point attempts to help the Hoyas hold off the Seahawks.
Weiss's 49 yard field goal was the longest by a Patriot League kicker this season, and his second field goal over 40 yards this season. He also averaged over 60 yards on five kick-offs to earn his first Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week honor of his career.
Junior linebacker Robert McCabe (Newtown Square, Pa./Malvern Prep) earned Patriot League honorable mention for his 14 tackle, two pass breakup performance against Wagner. McCabe, who currently leads the Patriot League averaging 11.3 tackles per game and is tied for sixth with five pass breakups. McCabe and the Hoyas, who have the nation's eighth best rushing defense, held Wagner to just 77 yards on the ground.
The Hoyas return to action on Saturday, October 15 at 1 p.m. when they travel across town to take on Howard University at Greene Stadium. Fans will be able to log on to a free audio broadcast of the game featuring Chuck Timanus on the Georgetown University Official Athletic Website - www.guhoyas.com. Georgetown returns home the following week when they host Patriot League rival Colgate on October 22 at 2 p.m. for Homecoming Weekend. Tickets for any of Georgetown's two final home games can be purchased by calling the Hoyas box office at (202) 687-HOYA (4692) or visiting the team's official website - GUHoyas.com.