Tusculum University defender Georgios Charkoutsakis has been named the Applebee's Male Student-Athlete of the Month for November.

Charkoutsakis, a junior from Heraklion, Greece, captained the TU men's soccer team to a 3-1 record during the month including a pair of wins in the South Atlantic Conference Tournament semifinal and final to capture the Pioneers' second SAC title in three years and a league-leading seventh overall. 

He scored the match-winning goal in TU's 2-0 semifinal victory over arch-rival Carson-Newman leading up to a 2-1 victory over Anderson in the championship match and punch the Pioneers' ticket for the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Charkoutsakis scored the match-winning goal with 6:10 left in the contest in Tusculum's thrilling 3-2 win over Queens University of Charlotte in the opening match of the NCAA II Southeast Regional.  TU would be defeated 2-1 against region host and nationally top-ranked Young Harris.

Both of his goals in November proved to be the match-winner in each of those two contests.  He finished the season with three goals and one assist for his seven points and earning him a spot on the All-SAC second team.

The two-time All-SAC selection has recorded six goals and four assists in his 52-match career with the Pioneers.

The Tusculum Student-Athlete of the Month Award is sponsored by Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar of Greeneville.  The Applebee's Student-Athlete of the Month Award honors one male and one female student-athlete each month from an in-season sport during the 2018-2019 academic year, recognizing their hard work, effort and performance.