Spangler Named to National Team of the Week
Nov. 9, 2009
Corvallis, Ore. - Oregon State sophomore goalkeeper Steve Spangler was named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week this past week it was announced Monday.
Spangler had one of his best performances of his career this past week when he recorded six saves in a 1-1 2OT draw against No. 5 UCLA and a 2-1 win over No. 25 San Diego State. He recorded a 1-0-1 record over the weekend.
'We're really proud of Steve (Spangler) and his accomplishments,' Oregon State men's soccer goalkeeper coach Adam Pearce said. 'It is certainly a testament to not only him but all the goalkeepers in the men's soccer program and reflective of the team effort on the weekend. He came up big in critical moments, in particular saving the penalty kick against UCLA to keep the game tied.'
Spangler blocked a penalty kick from UCLA's Michael Stephens 81st minute of Friday's match to preserve the tie and the first point that Oregon State has taken away from UCLA on the road.
Spangler had been in goal a total of 1542:08 minutes this season which accounts for all but 45 minutes this season. He as 53 saves on the season and a save percentage of .716.
The Beavers next take the field against conference rival Washington Nov. 14 starting a 5 p.m.