Alumna K. Rasmussen

WPFC Alumna selected Pac 10 conference player of the week

(Sept. 28, 2004) - University of Washington sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Rasmussen, who recorded 10 saves in a 2-0 victory at sixth-ranked

Kelsey Rasmussen has surrendered only four goals this season.
Kelsey Rasmussen has surrendered only four goals this season.

The Bellarmine Prep (Wash.) High School product has been essential to the Huskies’ unprecedented 8-0 start, registering 40 saves and allowing only four goals. Her 0.49 goals against average thus far ranks atop the UW record book for single-season goalkeeping. She already ranks second among all-time Huskies with seven career shutouts.

Rasmussen notched two shutouts last week as she also blanked Portland State by a 2-0 count on Friday.

Sunday’s win marked UW’s first shutout in 18 all-time meetings with Portland. The win, UW’s third this season over a top-10 team, was only the second in the series against the Pilots.

Rasmussen rejected a point-blank shot by All-American forward Christine Sinclair in the 39th minute to maintain her fourth shutout of the season.

Washington’s No. 4 ranking is the second-highest in school history, behind only the No. 2 listing during the 2000 season.

This is Rasmussen’s first Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and Washington’s 14th such weekly honor all-time.