Andrew Kartunen Selected By The Kansas City Wizards in the MLS Supplemental Draft

January 25, 2008

STANFORD, Calif. - Redshirt senior Andrew Kartunen was selected as the 11th pick in the fourth round by the Kansas City Wizards in the 2008 MLS Supplemental Draft. The 6'1-175 pound goalkeeper was the 53rd overall pick. Kartunen is joined by Pat Healy (Towson), Vicente Arze (Mercer), and Tom Gray (Monmouth) as the Wizards' four picks in the draft.

The former youth national team member and high school All-American had an exceptional career with the Cardinal. As a freshman, he started in nine of his 11 appearances posting his first career shutout against SMU. As a sophomore, he was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week and the Soccer America National Team of the Week on September 6 following shutouts of Tulsa and SMU and posted a .28 goals against average for the season.

As a junior, he made 13 starts in 14 games and recorded four shutouts on the season in goal. After redshirting in 2006, Kartunen returned to post a .56 goals against average and .833 save percentage in seven starts, earning him Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 honors.

Kartunen finished his career on the Farm with a 1.08 career goals against average, the fourth best performance in Cardinal history. He also 7th on the career saves list with 134.

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