Emily Zaler Named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week

Sept. 19, 2006

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON freshman goalkeeper Emily Zaler has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 12-18, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Zaler started in the net for the second and third straight matches over the weekend, playing in place of Oregon's injured Jessie Chatfield, and responded with the first two shutouts of her career. On Friday, Zaler made three saves on the road at Gonzaga, a 2005 NCAA Tournament team, as the Ducks came away with a 1-0 win. It was the same result two days later at Eastern Washington, as Zaler saved seven shots and Oregon needed every one to pull out another 1-0 victory.

Zaler, a Scottsdale, Arizona native, and Chatfield are the only freshmen in Oregon history to record consecutive shutouts, and Zaler's current scoreless minutes streak of 244:36 dating back to Sept. 10 is now the third-longest in school history. She has started the last three matches on Oregon's current four-game win streak.

This weekend, Oregon (4-3) will face Nevada and Idaho in its first home matches since August.

This is Zaler's first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor, and Oregon's fourth weekly honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Gianna DeSaverio, So., F, ARIZ; Courtney Hooker, Jr., D, CAL; Lizzy George, Jr., MF, STAN; Lauren Cheney, Fr., F, UCLA, Rosa Anna Tantillo, Sr., MF, USC; Kim Bonnes, Jr., F, WSU.

2006 Pac-10 Players of the Week
Aug. 29- Alivia Mazura, Sr., D, California; Sept. 5- Shari Summers, Sr., MF, Stanford; Sept. 12- Danesha Adams, Jr., F, UCLA; Sept. 19- Emily Zaler, Fr., GK, Oregon

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