Sep 9, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — For the second straight week, Houston Soccer senior goalkeeper Cami Koski earned American Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week honors, announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
The Missouri City, Texas native, tallied a Houston game record with 17 saves in her record-17th career shutout at San Diego State on Sunday afternoon.
“She has played at a very high level since last season,” said second-year head coach Chris Pfau. “It is nice to see this hard work is getting recognized. Our team has done a great job with keeping teams in front of us knowing that Cami has the ability to make those saves. It has given our team great confidence to have someone of her ability behind you. This weekend, for me, is not a surprise but something I expect every time she is in goal.”
Koski recorded nine saves in the first half, seven in the second half and one in overtime for a single-game record. Her 17 saves surpassed a previous Houston game record, set by three Cougars at 15 saves - last happening by Shelby Scott vs. Texas on Sept. 21, 2007.
Koski's previous career-best was 13 saves, which came last on Sept. 28, 2012 vs. then-No. 10 UCF.
Houston played to its second shutout of 2013 in its third-straight overtime game - second time finishing as a 0-0 draw. With the tie, the Cougars' record moves to 1-2-2.
The Aztecs were held scoreless for the first time this season and first time since their Nov. 18, 2012 match vs. then-No. 6 UCLA in the NCAA Tournament - and became the second team the Cougars have faced who were among team's receiving votes. San Diego State entered preseason rankings among the Top-15, slid into the Top 25 after week one, but maintained a national presence into the match with Houston.
Koski tallied 25 total saves (17-SDSU; 8-Cal State Northridge) in two games over the weekend as Houston went 0-1-1 on the road in California.
Koski became the first American Athletic Conference student-athlete to earn a weekly honor twice. This weekly honor marks the senior’s third career honor after being named Goalkeeper of the Week last week and Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 4, 2010 in C-USA.
THE AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE WEEKLY HONORS
Goalkeeper of the Week: Cami Koski, Houston
Offensive Player of the Week: Tatiana Coleman, UCF
Defensive Player of the Week: Gabriella Cuevas, UConn
Rookie of the Week: Lena Petermann, UCF
2013 SEASON TICKETS
A season ticket package is available for $50 and is good for all remaining five home matches. The tickets are also part of a flexible ticket package that is good for any game. With the flexible ticket package, fans are given the opportunity to either use one ticket for each home game or multiple tickets to a few games.
Tickets can be purchased at the Houston Athletics Ticket Office in the Athletics/Alumni Center or on the phone at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647) Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or online at www.UHCougars.com.
Houston will travel across town to Houston Baptist for a 7 p.m. match on Sunday, Sept. 15 before hosting Louisiana-Lafayette at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20 at the Carl Lewis Complex for Senior Day.