Oct. 19, 2004
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington State's goalkeeper Katie Hultin was named the Pacific-10 Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week for Oct. 12-18, conference commissioner Tom Hansen announced Tuesday.
The junior earned the same honor for the week of Sept. 14-20, making her the only Cougar soccer player to earn the award twice in the same season.
The Denver, Colo., native recorded her fifth and sixth shutouts of the season in the Cougars' upsets over No. 8 UCLA, Friday and No. 22 USC, Sunday. Hultin recorded 14 saves in the conference victories, making nine in the 1-0 defeat over the Bruins and five, all in the second half, in the 2-0 win over the Trojans.
The victories marked the first time Washington State (7-5-2, 2-2-0 Pac-10) has defeated both Southern California squads in the same season. Hultin helped lead WSU to its fist shutout against UCLA since 1994 and its first against USC since 1998.
The junior goalkeeper, who is 6-4-2, has allowed 13 goals in 13 games this season for a 0.99 goals against average. Hultin's six shutouts this year tie her for fourth in the WSU single-season list. She is currently ranked second among Pac-10 keepers in the shutouts (6), shutouts per game (0.46), saves (65) and saves per game (5.00) lists.
This is the fourth Pac-10 Player of the Week honor in the history of Washington State soccer.
The Cougars travel to the Beaver State to play Oregon at 7 p.m. Friday and Oregon State at noon Sunday.