Aug. 6, 2012
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Adam Grinwis (Ada, Mich./Forest Hills) of the University of Michigan men's soccer team has been named the Professional Development League Goalkeeper of the Year as well as Rookie of the Year. He also earned a spot on the all-league and all-central conference teams for his summer club squad, the Michigan Bucks.
"Winning these awards was very flattering," said Grinwis. "The team had a great year and they deserve a lot of the credit. After having a successful season and being recognized for it, I feel much more confident in my abilities in the goal. This summer helped me mature in my decision making and defensive organization. The whole goal of the summer was to improve my skills and become a better player so I can help the Michigan team succeed, and I have definitely accomplished that."
He led the squad to an 8-0-1 record when in goal and compiled five clean sheets. Additionally, he allowed a league-low four goals on the season and led the Bucks to a 3-1 mark in U.S. Open Cup matches. The returning Michigan starting goaltender also turned away 50 shots on the year.
Grinwis and the rest of the Wolverines open up the 2012 campaign on Friday, Aug. 24, against South Florida at 7 p.m. on Fox Soccer Channel.