November 2, 2009

Tanaskovic Named Moe's Athlete of the Week

DAHLONEGA, GA - Rade Tanaskovic has been named the Moe’s Southwest Grill North Georgia Athlete of the Week after leading the Saints in the final two regular season games of the season announced this afternoon by the Sports Information Office.

The sophomore from Barzilovica, Serbia, allowed a goal in each of North Georgia’s final two games, starting the week against the #1 in the nation at Lees-McRae College. In a 1-0 loss against the bobcats, Tanaskovic tallied a nine saves, stopping six first-half shots, before picking up three more saves in the second period.

In the Saints’ regular season finale against UNC Pembroke, he came up big again, recording a season-high 10 saves as North Georgia battled the Braves to a 1-1 deadlock after 110 minutes of action.

Tanaskovic has 61 saves on the season, picking 19 of those last week, while he has logged 1145 minutes of action on the season and has a goals against average of 1.26. He is currently fifth in the Peach Belt Conference in goals against average, second in save percentage, and third in saves.