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Nicole Galas
Nicole Galas

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Sterling Heights

High School:
Bishop Foley

Height:
6-0

Position:
Goalkeeper


09/07/2006

Michigan State vs. Cincinnati

MSU vs. Cincinnati (Photo Credit: John Gwillim)

2006 - A capable keeper that posted six shutouts with a 1.26 goals against average ... Earned Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and SoccerBuzz.com National Elite Team of the Week honors for shutting out Detroit and Eastern Michigan (9/17) ... Posted three shutouts in span of four games from Sept. 7-17, allowing just one goal in the other game ... Shutout Cincinnati with three saves for first shutout of the season (9/7) ... Stopped five shots to blank Detroit (9/12) ... Made three stops to shutout Eastern Michigan in 0-0 tie (9/17) ... Made six stops to shutout Iowa (10/15) ... Stopped six shots in 2-0 win over Minnesota to move into second place in career shutouts (10/22) ... Notched second straight shutout and 18th of her career to end season with five-save blanking of Michigan (10/27) ... Made 150th career save against Indiana (9/29) ... In third place in school history with 194 career saves ... Has 20 career wins, the fouth-best mark in program history, and 1.09 goals against average, fifth-best.

2005 - Started all 23 games...Sparkled in goal, posting 12 shutouts, a 0.92 goals against average and a .832 save percentage...12 shutouts set a new single-season MSU record...Made nine saves in first-career start at Kentucky (8/26)...Notched first-career win and shutout, 1-0, over then-No. 6 Texas A&M (9/2)...Made six saves in a scoreless tie vs. Texas (9/4)...Recorded shutout in a 1-0 win over Bowling Green (9/9)...Blanked Toledo, 4-0, while making two saves (9/11)...Racked up fifth-consecutive shutout in a 1-0 win over Akron (9/16)...Posted the first Big Ten win of her career, 1-0, over Ohio State (9/25)...Stopped eight Indiana shots to post a clean sheet victory over the Hoosiers (10/7)...Netted back-to-back shutouts of Illinois (10/16) and Minnesota (10/21), her eighth and ninth of the season...Blanked Michigan in a 0-0 tie, her first career action against the Wolverines (11/3)...Shut out Indiana for the second time on the season with three saves in the Big Ten Tournament first round (11/3)...Made five saves to lead Michigan State to first-ever NCAA Tournament win, 4-0 over Bowling Green (11/11).

2004 - Appeared in one game, allowing one goal in 8:55 of action...Served as primary back-up for All-Big Ten performer Stacy Heller.

Prior To MSU - Four-year letterwinner and three-time state champion (2001, 2002, 2003) at Bishop Foley...Earned all-state and all-catholic honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...two-time Dream Team selection...Notched 48 career shutouts, including 15 as a sophomore, 16 as a junior and 12 as a senior...Played for the Michigan Hawks club program, winning Michigan State championship in 1999, 2001 and 2002...Also won state title in 2003 with Vardar III...Participated at the ESP Camp and was named one of the top-150 players in the nation in 2002.

Personal - Born April 16, 1985...Daughter of Walter and Kim Galas...Sister Natalie played soccer at Syracuse...Majoring in communications.

Season	GP	W-L-T	SO	GA	GAA	Svs
2004	1	0-0-0	0	1	10.09	0
2005	23	12-6-5	12	22	0.92	109
2006	18	8-9-1	6	23	1.26	85
Total	42	20-15-6	18	46	1.09	194