Student Spotlight: Greg Irwin '20

Men’s soccer goalkeeper Greg Irwin of Passaic, New Jersey, has been named the October 8 Brandeis Athlete of the Week, presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group.

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Irwin, who was named University Athletic Association (UAA) Defensive Player of the Week the week prior, posted two more shutouts on the week. On Tuesday, October 1, he made three saves in a 2-0 victory over MIT. On Saturday, October 5, he made four more stops against Carnegie Mellon in the Judges’ UAA opener. It was his fourth shutout in a row and the 11th of his career. Irwin leads the UAA with 44 saves and an .846 save percentage. He is third in the league with an 0.68 goals-against average and leads the league with 1060 minutes played.

Brandeis men’s soccer currently owns a 6-2-3 record, 1-0 in the UAA in their third season under head coach Gabe Margolis. The Judges return to conference play on Saturday, October 12th with match against Case Western Reserve University. The Judges and Spartans will meet at Oberlin College at 1:30 p.m.

Greg Irwin '20 takes a free kick


Major: International and Global Studies with minors in economics and business

Favorite Athletic Memory: Reaching the 2017 Final four

Thing that attracted him to Brandeis: All the opportunities beyond just the campus

Studied abroad in: Tel Aviv, Israel

Favorite Movie: Cinderella Man

Favorite TV Show: 60 Minutes

Something people don’t know about him: I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do




This is the fifth year that the Brandeis Athlete of the Week program has been presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group. The Athlete of the Year Program highlights a top Brandeis student-athlete who has had an outstanding athletic achievement from the week prior.  Each selected student-athlete will be featured on the Brandeis athletics homepage and inside the Chateau Waltham and Jake N Joes

Owned and operated by the Nocera Family, the Chateau Restaurant of Waltham opened in 1933 and set the standard for providing the tradition of Italian family dining, friendly service and quality food at reasonable prices for its customers.  Located on 195 School Street, with 900 seats, the Chateau is always ready to accommodate large parties.

The Nocera Family consists of 6 brothers who have always had a passion for playing sports.  In 2010, The Nocera Family launched a new concept, Jake n JOES Sports Grille.  Jake n JOES Waltham opened in 2014 and is the best place to watch a game and enjoy quality food.

"Brandeis student-athletes are fantastic role models in our community,” says Chateau President Joe Nocera, “They exemplify the ideals of excellence and commitment both on and off the playing field. The Chateau Waltham and Jake n JOES Waltham are proud to partner with Brandeis Athletics to continue to enhance a positive focus within the Waltham Community."

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Irwin is a 2016 graduate of Seton Hall Prep.

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