Independence goalkeeper Joe Bernstein has been named Independence Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sept. 14. Bernstein helped lead the Blue Devils to eight straight wins and set a new school record for shutouts by a goalkeeper.
Bernstein allowed just six goals in that eight-game win streak while the team scored 46.
He stopped a potential game-tying goal against Lake Ridge Academy with a tremendous diving save and has earned the school record out right for most shutouts in a career by a goalie.
The Joe Bernstein File:
Sport: Boy Soccer
Family: Parents: Ron & Kelli, Brothers: Justin, Ryan, Nathan
Favorite Food: Pasta or Chipotle
Favorite Hobby: Hanging with friends
Favorite Athletes: Manuel Neuer & Tim Howard
Favorite Film: Remember the Titans
Favorite TV Show: The Walking Dead
Favorite Sports Team: Cleveland Indians
Best Advice: In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.