Fresno State's Kronberg Named Pac-10 Player of the Week

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- FRESNO STATE sophomore goalkeeper Eric Kronberg has been named the Pac-10 Men's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 16-22, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Kronberg, from Santa Rosa, Calif., registered his first career shutout to lead Fresno State to a 2-0 victory over Alabama A&M as the Bulldogs clinched the title at their own Goal Rush Classic Sept. 21. He recorded seven saves, including six in the second half, to earn Tournament Defensive MVP honors. Kronberg also tallied four saves in Fresno State's 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Gonzaga on Sept. 19.

On the weekend, he allowed just one goal while making 11 stops, helping the Bulldogs to their first Goal Rush Classic title since 1998. Fresno State (2-4-0 overall) travels to the Bay Area this weekend for matches at Saint Mary's (Sept. 26) and San Francisco (Sept. 28).

This is the first weekly honor for Kronberg and the second all-time Player of the Week honor for Fresno State.

ALSO NOMINATED: Robbie Findley, Sr F, OSU; Andrew Kartunen, Fr GK, STAN; Benny Feilhaber, Fr MF, UCLA; C.J. Klaas, Jr MF, WASH.

2003 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Sept. 2- Matt Taylor, Sr F, UCLA; Sept 9- Casey Armstrong, Jr F, WASH; Sept. 16- Alan Gordon, Sr F, OSU; Sept. 23- Eric Kronberg, So GK, FSU.

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