Titan Trio Named to Big West First Team
IRVINE, Calif. – The Cal State Fullerton trio of Morgan Batcheller, Lindsey Maricic and Erica Mazeau were named to the Big West Conference First Team, it was announced by the league on Tuesday evening.
A senior, Maricic became only the third keeper to eclipse the 200-save plateau for a career. Her 228 career saves rank behind only Laura Janke's 235 stops from 2000-03 and Karen Bardsley's school-record 312 saves from 2002-06 on the all-time list.
Erica Mazeau is first Titan to be named Midfielder of the Year since Stacey Thompson in 2007. Mazeau capped off the regular season with four goals and six assists for 14 points. While controlling the midfield, the senior started all 19 contests and recorded at least one point in eight of her last 11 appearances. Mazeau's six assists are tied for top honors in the Big West, one year after finishing in a tie for second with seven helpers.
A native of Yorba Linda, Calif., Mazeau's 14 career assists rank eighth all-time at Fullerton. In addition, the senior has produced the game-winning assist on three occasions in 2013, and six times in her career, which ties for second all-time at Cal State Fullerton.
Batcheller, just a sophomore has started all 19 games in 2013, and has helped anchor a Titan defense that leads the Big West in goals allowed (14) and goals against average (0.68) while also totaling seven shutouts. In addition, the Carlsbad, Calif., native, scored Fullerton's goal in a 2-1 victory at USC and added a score against Cal State Northridge.
Senior defender Kellie Bohner received honorable mention accolades, playing in 15 matches this season, while freshman Jazzmin Mancilla was named to the all-freshman team.
The Titans return to action on Thursday, hosting the Big West Conference Tournament. No. 2 seed UC Irvine will play No. 3 seed UC Riverside at 5:00 p.m., while No. 4 Cal State will host No. 1 Cal Poly at 7:30 p.m.
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