The American Rivers Conference has announced that Luther College senior forward Ben Keller (Vadnais Heights, Minn./White Bear Lake) has been named the league's Male Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 15.
Keller helped lead No. 24 Luther to wins over No. 9 Augsburg (2-1) and St. Scholastica (3-0) last week. The two victories gives Luther an overall record of 4-1-1 and increased its unbeaten streak to four matches.
Keller scored his fourth goal of the season against Augsburg at 2:40 assisted by Marc-Arthur Shapiro. He added his fifth goal of the year in the St. Scholastica match that proved to be the game winner, assisted by Joao Padruzzi, and later assisted on the final goal of the match.
Following last week's action, he has tallied five goals and two assists for 12 points. A two-time first team all-conference honoree, Keller also moved into Luther's top-10 for career points, with a career total of 84 that ranks tenth.