Washington State senior goal keeper Marissa Zucchetto was named Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week on Monday following a great performance against the 22nd ranked Huskies on Friday. This is her first award of the season and the Cougars first keeper of the week award since 2018 when Rachel Johnson (Thompson) took home the honor. This is the Cougars second award this season as Mykiaa Minniss was named Pac-12 Player of the Week back in February.
In Friday’s game against the Huskies, she tallied a career high 13 saves in a 0-0 2OT game. Her 13 saves is the most by a Pac-12 goalkeeper this season and is the first time a Cougar goalkeeper had double digit saves since Ella Dederick had 11 in October of 2015. It is also the most for a Cougar since Natalie McDowell had 18 against UCSB in October of 1993.
Zucchetto finished her senior season with five clean games on the season which ranked her tied for fifth in the conference. She had 44 saves and gave up just 12 goals on the year and posted a 6-3-3 record.
The Cougars season unfortunately came to an end Monday as well as they were not selected for the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016. They finished the year 6-3-3 and 2-2-3 in conference.
Closing out the 2021 Spring Season, senior Marissa Zucchetto was named the final Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week as announced by the conference office Monday afternoon.
Washington State University’s spring game in just under a week away on April 24 and fans have anxiously been awaiting the ability to watch their team in person. The university announced on Monday that they will not have fans at the spring football game and that only limited coaches and player guests will be allowed to attend.
Washington State announced Monday a limited number of player and coach guests will be permitted to attend Saturday’s Crimson and Gray Game at Martin Stadium, but the general public won’t be able to purchase a ticket to the annual spring game.
One day after it was learned that Washington State’s Pat Chun had interviewed for Northwestern’s vacant athletic director position, it appears the Wildcats are planning to go in a different direction.