Pac-10 Honors UW's Kelsey Rasmussen

Sept. 28, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - University of Washington sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen, who recorded 10 saves in a 2-0 victory at sixth-ranked Portland on Sept. 26, was named the Pacific-10 Conference women's soccer Player of the Week on Tuesday.

The Bellarmine Prep (Wash.) High School product has been essential to the Huskies' unprecedented 8-0 start, registering 40 saves and allowing only four goals. Her 0.49 goals against average thus far ranks atop the UW record book for single-season goalkeeping. She already ranks second among all-time Huskies with seven career shutouts.

Rasmussen notched two shutouts last week as she also blanked Portland State by a 2-0 count on Friday.

Sunday's win marked UW's first shutout in 18 all-time meetings with Portland. The win, UW's third this season over a top-10 team, was only the second in the series against the Pilots.

Rasmussen rejected a point-blank shot by All-American forward Christine Sinclair in the 39th minute to maintain her fourth shutout of the season.

Washington's No. 4 ranking is the second-highest in school history, behind only the No. 2 listing during the 2000 season.

This is Rasmussen's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Washington's 14th such weekly honor all-time.

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