Simpson Adds Soccer America Honor to Mantle

Aug. 26, 2008

FULLERTON, CA - Cal State Fullerton sophomore goalkeeper Shannon Simpson added a second weekly honor to her mantle on Tuesday morning, selected as one of 11 players to the Soccer America National Team of the Week.

Simpson, who was named the Big West Conference Player of the Week on Monday, is the first Titan to be named to the magazine's weekly honor roll since Kristen Boujos earned a spot on Nov. 8, 2006, following her conference tournament MVP performance.

Simpson is also the first Fullerton keeper to make the honor roll since Karen Bardsley was named to the team of the week on Sept. 6, 2006.

The sophomore earned her first Soccer America weekly honor after posting her first career shutout against Pepperdine in the Titans' season-opening 1-0 victory. Simpson made four saves, including a stop on Amanda Rupp's penalty kick in the 84th minute that would have tied the match.

View the complete Soccer America National Team of the Week by clicking here.

Cal State Fullerton returns to action this weekend as the Titans travel north to Berkeley, Calif., as one of four teams competing at the California Invitational. Fullerton opens against the host Golden Bears on Friday evening (Aug. 29) at 4:30 p.m. before taking on Saint Mary's on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.