October 12, 2009

Boris Gatzky Named Horizon League Player of the Week

Butler senior Boris Gatzky, who helped the Bulldogs to a pair of road wins including an upset of #14 Indiana, has been named Horizon League Player of the Week for the period Oct. 5-11  He’s the first Butler player honored with the league’s weekly award this season.

Gatzky, a forward from Reutlingen, Germany, led the Bulldogs sparked Butler’s wins at Indiana and Valparaiso, both coming by the identical score of 2-1.  He has assists on both Butler goals against Indiana, helping the Bulldogs to their first victory over the Hoosiers since 1995.

The Butler scoring leader then tallied Butler’s first goal at Valparaiso, before picking up an assist on the game-winning goal just three minutes later.  The victory over the Crusaders lifted Butler to 8-1-1 on the season and 3-0-1 in the Horizon League.

The three assists on the week gave Gatzky 16 for his Butler career, and moved him into a tie for eighth place on the Bulldogs’ all-time assist chart.

Gatzky currently ranks second in the Horizon League in scoring (1.10 points per game) and sixth in the league in both goals (0.40) and assists (0.30).

The Bulldogs will step out of league play this week with just a single match at crosstown rival IUPUI.  The match between the two Indianapolis teams will be played at Kuntz Stadium, starting at 7 p.m.