Christiane Cordero Garners National Weekly Honor
Oct. 10, 2012
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina junior keeper Christiane Cordero has been named Soccer News Net Women's National Player-of-the-Week according to release from the website Tuesday evening.
Cordero, who was named Conference USA Defensive Player-of-the-Week for the second time in the last three weeks on Monday, posted a pair of shutouts helping the Pirates (8-5-1, 4-1-1) to a 1-0-1 week to remain tied for second place in the league standings with Rice and two points behind C-USA leader Memphis.
The Valencia, Calif. native tallied 19 saves over the weekend, playing all 200 minutes in the box, and recorded her conference-best seventh clean sheet of the year. Against Houston, she stopped all seven shots she faced in a 3-0 victory and followed that with a career-best 12 saves against Rice in a double-overtime scoreless tie.
In six league games she has allowed just two goals (both to league-leader Memphis) and has recorded five shutouts and 38 saves posting a 0.33 goals against average. Cordero has started all 52-career games played in goal for the Pirates, logging 238 saves with 14 shutouts.
To go along with her league leading seven shutouts, Cordero also ranks among the C-USA leaders in shutouts per game (1st/.50), saves (4th/62), goals against average (5th/1.05), save percentage (6th/.805) and saves per game (6th/4.43). She also ranks among the NCAA leaders in minutes played (51st), save percentage (106th), total saves (111th) and goals against average (111th).
Cordero and the Pirates will be back on the pitch Friday, Oct. 7 when they play host to SMU at the ECU Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m. (ET).