FARIBAULT, MINN. - Former Sabre soccer goalkeeper Sean Boyle ‘13 has been named a finalist for the 2017 Disabled Player of the Year award by U.S. Soccer.
The following statement was released by U.S. Soccer on Boyle’s nomination.
Considered one of the best Paralympic goalkeepers in the world, Sean Boyle was the backbone of the USA’s impressive fifth-place run at the 2017 World Championships, compiling an 89 percent save percentage and two shutouts as the PNT took on three of the world’s top-four teams during its tournament run. Against eventual-champion Ukraine, Boyle had an outstanding 13-save performance and followed it up with a superb showing in the knockout round (dubbed one of the best matches in Paralympic soccer history) when the USA fell to England. Boyle made 14 saves to halt an English attack that entered averaging over eight goals per game. He was critical as the PNT finished the tournament with two victories against Brazil and Ireland to secure fifth place. Off the field, Boyle gives back to the game by working with Soccer in the Streets, a charity supporting homeless, under-served and refugee groups.