22 - Kevin Puder
Kevin Puder
Birth Date: 01/25/1987
Height: 6-1
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: La Mirada, CA
High School: La Mirada HS
Position: GK
Experience: 2V

CSF: Kevin Puder has played primarily in a back-up role for the Titans for three seasons... Appeared in 5 matches in 2007, 3 as a starter with an 0-1-1 record... Took over for injured Brent Douglas in the Michigan match on Sept. 9 and then was injured himself early in the Sept. 16 match vs. Ohio State... Played all 110 minutes in a 2-2 tie at UC Riverside on Oct. 17... Was 2-4-0 in 2006 in 8 matches (7 starts) with a 2.03 GAA and 32 saves... In 2005 was 0-2-1 in 6 matches (3 starts) with a 2.52 GAA and 21 saves.

HIGH SCHOOL: Highly decorated two-year varsity letterman at La Mirada HS... As a senior for Coach Philip Yovino was team's player of the year, CIF Defensive Player of the Year, Suburban League Most Valuable Player, first-team all-league by the Los Angeles Times and Long Beach Press Telegram... Was Whittier Daily News' Player of the Year... As a junior made second-team all-league... In two seasons posted a 22-1-3 record with 14 shutouts and a 0.48 goals against average... Played two years of junior varsity soccer and one of freshman baseball as a second baseman.

CLUB: Mission Viejo Pateadores.

PERSONAL: Born on Jan 25, 1987, in Palm Springs, California... Parents are Kirk and Laura Matteson... Has four siblings (Matt Puder, Brooks Puder, Bailey Puder and Kayla Matteson)... Business administration major who hopes to run his own business... Graduated from La Mirada with honors... Selected a scholar-athlete and attended Boys' State...Worked in the summer at the Los Coyotes Country Club in Buena Park... In youth soccer scored a game-winning goal as a keeper... Credits his first goalkeeper trainer, Kevin Cralley of Brea, California, for establishing his motivation, good work ethic and desire to become a better goalkeeper as far back as age 12.