|Hometown:||La Mirada, CA|
|High School:||La Mirada HS|
CSF: Kevin Puder has played primarily in a
back-up role for the Titans for three seasons... Appeared in 5
matches in 2007, 3 as a starter with an 0-1-1 record... Took over
for injured Brent Douglas in the Michigan match on Sept. 9 and then
was injured himself early in the Sept. 16 match vs. Ohio State...
Played all 110 minutes in a 2-2 tie at UC Riverside on Oct. 17...
Was 2-4-0 in 2006 in 8 matches (7 starts) with a 2.03 GAA and 32
saves... In 2005 was 0-2-1 in 6 matches (3 starts) with a 2.52 GAA
and 21 saves.
HIGH SCHOOL: Highly decorated two-year varsity
letterman at La Mirada HS... As a senior for Coach Philip Yovino
was team's player of the year, CIF Defensive Player of the Year,
Suburban League Most Valuable Player, first-team all-league by the
Los Angeles Times and Long Beach Press Telegram... Was
Whittier Daily News' Player of the Year... As a junior
made second-team all-league... In two seasons posted a 22-1-3
record with 14 shutouts and a 0.48 goals against average... Played
two years of junior varsity soccer and one of freshman baseball as
a second baseman.
CLUB: Mission Viejo Pateadores.
PERSONAL: Born on Jan 25, 1987, in Palm
Springs, California... Parents are Kirk and Laura Matteson... Has
four siblings (Matt Puder, Brooks Puder, Bailey Puder and Kayla
Matteson)... Business administration major who hopes to run his own
business... Graduated from La Mirada with honors... Selected a
scholar-athlete and attended Boys' State...Worked in the summer at
the Los Coyotes Country Club in Buena Park... In youth soccer
scored a game-winning goal as a keeper... Credits his first
goalkeeper trainer, Kevin Cralley of Brea, California, for
establishing his motivation, good work ethic and desire to become a
better goalkeeper as far back as age 12.