FEATURE DANNY WALTMAN NAMED MISL GOALKEEPER OF THE MONTH Mar 01, 2012
Stellar Play Throughout February Propelled Comets to the Playoffs
INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI – Comets goalkeeper Danny Waltman has been named the Major Indoor Soccer League’s Goalkeeper of the Month for February, the league announced Thursday. Waltman has been one of the most important pieces to what Comets coach Kim Roentved believes is a championship-caliber roster.
“The guys are playing very well right now and a big part of that is Danny,” Roentved said. “He gives them the confidence to pressure the other teams and not worry about making mistakes.”
Waltman played in three of four games this month, posting a 3-1 record and a .789 save percentage. Against Rochester on February 19, Waltman stopped 26 of 31 shots for an incredible .838 save percentage. None were as impressive as the breakaway save he made as the final seconds ticked away, preserving a 13-11 victory.
On the season, Waltman leads the league in minutes played and wins. He is third in the league this year in save percentage and points against average despite facing more shots than any other goalkeeper in the league besides Norfolk’s Jamie Lieberman.
Known for his signature smile and acrobatic saves, Waltman is a fan favorite. He is also very active in the community. Citizens Bank has donated $5 to “Danny Saves”, benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Kansas City, for every stop Waltman has made this season. He currently has 302 saves on the year for a total of $1,510 raised.