Gibbens Adds Soccer Buzz Weekly Elite Team Laurels to Mantle

Sept. 19, 2007

FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton junior defender Jenae Gibbens is one of 18 players honored on this week's "Elite Team of the Week" as selected by Soccer Buzz and released on Tuesday.

Gibbens led the Titans' defense to a pair of victories over then-No. 14 California and Oklahoma to extend Fullerton's winning streak to three consecutive matches.

The defense held the previously unbeaten Golden Bears to a season-low nine shots in Fullerton's 2-1 double-overtime victory on Sept. 14 and limited the Sooners to a season-low tying five shots (including only one in the second half) in the Titans' 2-0 shutout win on Sept. 16.

It is the first career Soccer Buzz weekly honor for Gibbens in her Fullerton career while she also becomes the 12th Titan to be so honored by the publication in the history of the program.

Cal State Fullerton returns to the pitch on Thursday night (Sept. 20) at 7 p.m. as the Titans close out a three-match homestand against Southern California rival Loyola Marymount at Titan Stadium.

It is the first meeting between the two schools since the opening match of the 2006 NCAA Tournament won by Cal State Fullerton, 3-0, at UCLA.