NIU's Lindsey Curnock Breaks MAC Shutout Record

Updated 9/29/2009

Courtesy of Northern Illinois Sports Information


DeKalb, Ill. -- Lindsey Curnock broke the Mid-American Conference career shutout record Sunday, when she lead the Northern Illinois women's soccer team to a 0-0 draw against defending MAC champions Toledo at the NIU Soccer and Track & Field Complex. Sunday's shutout marked Curnock's 28th career shutout , a notch that places her as the MAC career shutout record holder.


In Sunday's contest Curnock (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) recorded five saves for the Huskies, marking her third shutout of the season. The 0-0 score allowed Curnock to get the MAC record for career shutouts, with 28.


"It's a really big honor to break the record," Curnock said. "The record has my name on it, but I think I have the record because of our defense. All four years I have been here our defense has been solid and I think that is has allowed me to be able to get such an honor."


Head coach Carrie Barker feels the record is a great accomplishment for Curnock.


"Lindsey always shows great leadership," Barker said. "She came up huge today. She played great defense today, she had some key saves for us, and I think they way she played today shows why she was able to get the record."


Allowing only seven goals this season, Curnock has a .67 goals-against-average. Curnock has recorded 40 saves this season, bringing her career total to 249.


"During the season I treat every game the same," said Curnock. "I don't think about records or anything like that. I like to take each game one at a time, and I think that is what has helped me get such an accomplishment."