Maricic Nets Defensive Player of the Week Honors

2012-13 Lindsey Maricic
Cal State Fullerton junior goalkeeper Lindsey
Maricic was named the Big West Conference's
Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. 

FULLERTON, Calif. -- Cal State Fullerton junior goalkeeper Lindsey Maricic was named the Big West Conference's Defensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon following a pair of road shutouts in extra time to help the Titans pick up six points in the league standings.

It is the first career weekly honor from the league office for Maricic, who joins teammate Ann Marie Tangorra (Sept. 10) as weekly winners this season, and is the first Fullerton goalkeeper to win weekly honors from the conference since Shannon Simpson on Aug. 25, 2008.

Maricic saved all 10 shots on frame -- five in each match -- as Fullerton slipped by Cal State Northridge and Hawaii by identical 1-0 scores in overtime on the road. She lowered her goals against average to 0.97 while tallying her third and fourth clean sheets of the season and extended her shutout streak of 268:37 that dates back to a first half goal against then-No. 21 Long Beach State on Sept. 30.

The junior from Alta Loma, Calif., tied a career high with five saves while facing 12 shots against the Matadors as the Titans scored in the first minute of overtime for the victory on Oct. 5. Two days later, she matched her effort with five saves against the Rainbow Wahine in a humid Honolulu, holding off 16 shots from host Hawaii until Fullerton could net the game-winner with less than two minutes to play in the second overtime.

Winners of a season high three-straight matches, the Titans return to Titan Stadium for their final home stand of the year over the next two weekends, kicking-off a three-match stretch on Sunday (Oct. 14) at 6 p.m. as Cal State Fullerton hosts UC Riverside.