Washington's Kelsey Rasmussen Named Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player Of The Week

Sept. 28, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen has been named the Pac-10 Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Sept. 21-27.

Rasmussen, from Gig Harbor, Wash., recorded 10 saves in the Huskies' 2-0 victory at No. 6 Portland on Sept. 26. She rejected a point-blank shot by All-American forward Christine Sinclair that maintained Washington's 1-0 advantage. The victory marked the Huskies' first ever shutout against the Pilots and just the second win in 18 all-time meetings with Portland. Rasmussen had three saves on Sept. 24 in a 2-0 win at Portland State. She has four shutouts this season and has surrendered only four goals in eight games for a goals against average of 0.49.

The fourth-ranked Huskies (8-0-0 overall) travel to San Diego Friday for a non-conference matchup starting at 5 p.m.

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

ALSO NOMINATED: Amanda Urtuzuastegui, Fr., MF/D, ARIZ;Stephanie Wieger, Fr., F, CAL; Marcie Ward, Sr., F, STAN; Rosa Anna Tantillo, So., MF, USC.

2004 PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Aug. 31- Danesha Adams, Fr F, UCLA; Sept. 7- Kim Devine, Sr., F, UCLA; Sept. 14 - Liz Eisenberg, Jr., F, CAL; Sept. 21 - Katie Hultin, Jr., GK, WSU; Sept. 28 - Kelsey Rasmussen, So., GK, WASH.

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