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Manski Recognized By College Sports Madness As HL Player of the Week
Kristen Manski earned recognition from College Sports Madness.
Kristen Manski earned recognition from College Sports Madness.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Valparaiso senior goalkeeper Kristen Manski (St. Charles, Ill./North) has been recognized by College Sports Madness as its Horizon League Women's Soccer Player of the Week after continuing her stellar start to the season between the pipes for the Crusaders.

Manski opened the week with her second shutout of the season, earning the 24th clean sheet of her career in Valpo's 1-0 win in extra time over Grand Canyon. While she had to make just one save to earn the shutout, Manski dealt well with her area all game, handling crosses and other chances with ease.

Then, on Sunday, Manski made six saves at Kent State before surrendering the golden goal in the 109th minute in a 1-0 loss to the Golden Flashes. The goal was the first Manski had allowed in the run of play this season, snapping a streak of 464 straight minutes without surrendering in the run of play dating back to last year.

So far this season, Manski has not given up more than one goal in any of Valpo's four fixtures, extending her streak to 17 consecutive matches where she has given up one goal or fewer. Through two weeks of play, Manski paces all Horizon League regulars in both goals against average (0.47) and save percentage (.900).

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler