Spotlight: Former Husky Hope Solo
Hope Solo finished her career as Washington's all-time leader in shutouts (18), saves (325) and goals against average (1.02) ... Owns the school record with 18 career shutouts ... Was named an NSCAA All-American as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Missed the spring 2000 quarter of school at UW to play with the U.S. National Team and take part in the Olympic residency camp. 2002 (Senior) A first-team All-Pac-10 selection, her fourth straight season being recognized by the conference ... One of 13 candidates, the only goalkeeper, nominated for the 2001 Hermann Trophy that honors the collegiate player of the year ... Also a finalist for the 2001 Missouri Athletic Club Collegiate Soccer Player of the Year ... A finalist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer Sports Star of the Year award ... Started all 18 games ... Registered 76 saves ... Posted two shutouts and played a part in a third ... yielded 22 goals for a 1.21 goals against average. 2001 (Junior) - Played 17 games, starting all of them ... Directed a record-setting UW defense that set school marks for fewest goals allowed (12) and lowest goals against average (0.58) ... Recorded 77 saves, increasing her career total to 249 ... Saved 10 shots at Portland (Sept. 29) in a 1-0 UW setback ... Denied nine shots at California (Oct. 19) to preserve a 1-0 Husky victory ... Her 0.68 goals against average was the lowest single-season total ever by a UW goalkeeper ... Put up those impressive numbers despite limited mobility, the result of a torn adductor muscle in her right leg (groin) suffered on Sept. 8 while preparing for the Nike Cup at the U.S. National Team training camp ... Helped put together a stretch in which the Huskies went 33 straight games without losing by more than one goal, a streak that was halted by a 2-0 loss at Portland in the second round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament ... A second-team All-American and first-team All-West Region pick by both Soccer Buzz and the NSCAA ... An honorable mention Pac-10 all-academic selection. 2000 (Sophomore) - A first-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Set school single-season record with a 0.76 goals against average ... Started all 21 games and surrendered only 15 goals ... Registered six shutouts and started in goal during three others, limiting 19 of 21 opponents to one goal or less ... Keyed Washington's run to a first-ever Pac-10 championship, allowing only five goals in nine conference games and no more than one in any contest ... Eight of nine Pac-10 contests were decided by one goal, including four 1-0 decisions ... Registered 95 saves, the third-highest single-season total in UW history ... Named the Pac-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 24 after leading the Huskies to a pair of 1-0 victories over highly ranked USC and UCLA ... Led UW to a 1-0 overtime win over No. 4 UCLA (Oct. 22), posting five shots against the Bruins who outshot UW 25-3 ... Saved 10 shots during a 2-1 victory at Portland (Sept. 23) ... Had 12 saves in a 1-0 overtime loss at Washington State (Nov. 3). 1999 (Freshman) - A second-team All-Pac-10 selection ... Garnered second-team All-West Region honors from the NSCAA ... Amassed 77 saves, the fourth-highest total in Husky history, despite playing only 12 games ... Averaged a remarkable 6.4 saves per game ... Registered three shutouts, against UC Irvine, Washington State and Arizona ... Denied 13 shots against 11th-ranked Brigham Young the second-highest single-game save total in UW history ... Had another double-digit save outing, recording 10 against No. 11 USC ... Shared the goalkeeper spot with Leslie Weeks who started six games ... Played one game in the field and attempted a shot in a reserve role at forward against Oklahoma State ... Named the Huskies' Rookie of the Year.
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