St. Francis’ Binks keeps blanking opponents
Terriers’ Junior Netminder Runs Scoreless Streak to Six
After fighting off an early season bout of championship hangover, the St. Francis Brooklyn men’s soccer team appears primed to begin defending its first Northeast Conference title in 15 years Friday afternoon, when it visits Sacred Heart for its league opener.
Having reigning NEC Defensive Player of the Week Jack Binks between the pipes should help the Terriers significantly in that pursuit.
“The guys have a lot of confidence in him,” St. Francis head coach Tom Giovatto said of his standout netminder during an exclusive phone interview with the Eagle from his offices at the Remsen Street school on Tuesday afternoon.
“When he’s sharp and on his game he keeps everybody focused,” Giovatto added. “He does not stop talking and communicating [with his teammates]. He’s constantly organizing the guys. He’s sharp and keeps everybody else sharp. He’s the coach of the backline.”