Cal Battles Stanford Saturday in the Team Breezy Collegiate Soccer Cup
Fitzpatrick Scores for the Bears, Who End Their Season at 16-6-0
Emily Kruger Garners a Second-Team Berth
Bears Battle the Second-Seeded Aztecs for the Right to Reach Sunday's Third Round in San Diego
Junior Scores in the 87th Minute to Give the Bears a 1-0 Win in the First Round
What the Coaches Are Saying:
Outstanding shot stopper who distributes the ball well from both her feet and her hands
Has a great drop kick, which will be a catalyst for our attack
Will develop into a great leader and has the ability to mature into a very fine goalkeeper
As a Sophomore (2011):
Named a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention
Cal's starting goal keeper in all 22 matches
Posted seven shutouts on the year
Became the first goalkeeper to hold No. 2 UCLA scoreless 12 matches into the season
Also recorded the shutout against No. 16 Boston College in the second round of the NCAA Tournament
Posted a 0.91 goals-against average and a .756 save percentage between the posts
Selected to participate in the U.S. U-23 National Team training camp in Jan. and the U-20 National Team training camp in April of 2012
One of a school-record thirteen Bears named to the 2011 Pac-12 All-Academic team
As a Freshman (2010):
Grew into the No. 1 goalie, starting 13 of Cal's 20 games and playing in 17
Owned a 1.32 goals-allowed average
Made 60 stops for a .750 save percentage
Went 6-5-4 with four shutouts
Given the Golden Glove Award in August 2009 at the U.S. Youth National Soccer Championships above all goalkeepers in her age group after her team won the national championship title
Named the Peninsula Athletic League 2009 goalkeeper of the year as well as first-team all-league pick
Her Woodside HS team was champions of the Pacific Athletic League Bay Division and a semifinalist in the Central Coast Section playoffs
PAL honorable mention in 2008
Made the varsity tennis squad during her sophomore and junior years, playing No. 1 and No. 2 singles in both seasons
Plays on the De Anza Force '92 Blue, a nationally ranked U-17 girls team that has won 14 tournaments, four fall league titles, two NorCal Soccer Premier championships, a Super Y-League Pacific Northern California Section championship, a championship at U.S. Club National Cup, and most recently won the National Championship title in Lancaster, Mass., after being a finalist at regionals (Region IV) and winning the CYSA-N State Cup in May 2009
Has played on the Cal-North '92 State ODP team for four years, traveling as far as Costa Rica to play
Involved in campus leadership as sophomore class vice-president and senior class vice-president
Member of the Pink Ribbon Club, Students Offering Support program and co-president of the Invisible Children club, which raises money, resources, and awareness for the impoverished children living in Uganda
KRUGER'S CAL CAREER STATISTICS: Year G GS Saves GA Avg. Min SO 2010 17 13 60 20 1.32 1359:45 4 2011 22 22 62 20 0.91 1975:00 7 Totals 39 35 122 40 1.08 3334:45 11Freshman Feature: Q&A With Emily Kruger
CalBears.com: What made you choose Cal?
CalBears.com: Do you have any unique stories about yourself that set you apart from your teammates?
CalBears.com: What's your favorite part about Berkeley and/or the Cal campus?
CalBears.com: What is the best thing about being a part of Cal women's soccer?
CalBears.com: Did you grow up watching Cal athletics? What has it been like to represent them?
CalBears.com: What are you planning on or thinking of majoring in?
CalBears.com: What class are you most looking forward to this fall?
CalBears.com: What were your initial impressions of Berkeley?
CalBears.com: What would you like to be doing in ten years?
CalBears.com: Who is your biggest hero?
CalBears.com: Who would you want to be stranded on a deserted island with?