THIS SEASON: Fernandes assumes the No. 1 goalkeeper position on the team and will be counted upon heavily if the Trojans are to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.
JIM MILLINDER SAYS: "Shaelyn wants to have a great season in her senior year. She is our top goalkeeper and the team needs a productive year from her for us to play at a high level. She is a great shot blocker, a good leader for us and one of our co-captains."
2000: Started in eight games during her 2000 junior season...made seven saves in the Trojans' 2-1 overtime win on Oct. 22 at Washington State...had two saves to record her lone shutout (sixth career) of the season on Oct. 13 (3-0) vs. Oregon.
1999: Fernandes started a majority of USC's matches as goalkeeper as a 1999 sophomore...started in 13 matches (and played in 14) and had a record of 7-6, a 1.332 goals-against average and 59 saves...in the Pac-10, she ranked fifth in goals-against average and eighth in saves...posted four solo shutouts and assisted on three others...had a career-high 10 saves against Stanford...played for the Olympic Development Program Cal-North team during the summer.
1998: As a 1998 freshman, Fernandes was a backup goalkeeper to Karin Puccinelli, playing in five matches and starting four...had a 1.111 goals-against average and made 24 saves while giving up just five goals...posted a 3-1 record in her four starts...earned a solo shutout against Arizona State and shared in a shutout against Towson...had a season-high nine saves against Arizona State.
HIGH SCHOOL: Fernandes started in goal for four years at Presentation High in San Jose, Calif., and led the school to an amazing 78-4-5 record, four league titles and two CIF Central Coast Section championships...set a school record with 55 shutouts...made the All-CIF Central Coast Section first team as a senior and junior and was the Central Coast Section's Most Valuable Goalkeeper as a senior...also on the All-Blossom Valley Athletic League first team as a junior and senior and was the BVAL's Most Valuable Goalkeeper as a sophomore, junior and senior...during her junior season, Presentation went on a trip to Japan, where they played Japanese high school and club teams and posted a record of 7-0-1...member of the honor roll at Presentation all four years...her club team, the Central Valley Mercury, won three straight national championships and five straight regional titles...also played on state and regional ODP teams and made the Under-16 national pool.
PERSONAL: She lists her career highlight as winning her third national championship with the Mercury in 1998...her father, Chris, played baseball at Santa Clara...enjoys skiing, snowboarding and tennis...her birthdate is July 8, 1980.
G-S MINUTES GA GAA SV SO W-L-T 1998 (Fr.)... 5-4 405 5 1.11 24 1 3-1-0 1999 (So.)... 14-13 1149 17 1.33 59 4 7-6-0 2000 (Jr.)... 8-8 793 13 1.48 40 1 4-4-0 CAREER... 27-25 2347 35 1.34 123 6 14-11-0