Bardsley Named Player of the Week For Second Time This Season

Oct. 23, 2006

FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton senior goalkeeper Karen Bardsley was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday afternoon after posting her second straight shutout on the road at UC Davis this past weekend.

It is the second weekly conference honor for Bardsley, who also earned the honor back on Sept. 4. Monday's award was also the senior's fourth career Big West Player of the Week honor.

The Titans' senior netminder stopped all eight Aggies' shots directed at the net for her seventh shutout of the year in Fullerton's 1-0 victory. She has made five or more saves in 10 of her 16 starts this season, including matching a career-high with 12 saves at Texas A&M on Sept. 15 in College Station, Tex.

The eight saves give her a career-high and Big West Conference-leading 96 for the season, needing four more to become only the second Fullerton goalkeeper to record 100 saves in a season (Heidi Clauss, 129 in 1993). Her 280 saves are sixth on the Big West career charts.

Fullerton returns to Titan Stadium for the final time this regular season on Wednesday night at 8 p.m. in a nationally-televised contest against rival Long Beach State on the Fox Soccer Channel.

The Titans' senior class will be honored in traditional "Senior Night" festivities prior to kickoff.