Sept. 28, 2010
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Senior goalkeeper Sam Hayden has been named the UCSBgauchos.com Gaucho of the Week after helping lead UCSB to its 2-0 victory over visiting UCLA on Friday night at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.
The Jackson, Wyoming native gave the record crowd of 15,896 plenty to cheer about as he matched his career-high of six saves in the shutout. Hayden has posted three consecutive shutouts.
The senior now ranks seventh in the Big West record books for career shutouts with 19 in just 31 career matches with the Gauchos.
Nationally, he ranks 27th among all NCAA Division I players with his .861 saves percentage and ranks 29th with a 0.66 goals against average.
In addition to his Gaucho of the Week honors, Hayden has also been awarded with Big West Defensive Player of the Week accolades for the second consecutive week.