Elizabeth Skhal begins her fifth and final year at LMU?very athletic goalkeeper who is known for her acrobatic saves?had a great spring season as the Lions? starter?one of the best goalkeepers in the conference and the West Region?is excellent at one-on-one situations.
Earned All-WCC honorable mention accolades?appeared in and started 14 games?posted a 6-8 record as the Lions? starting goalkeeper?collected 54 saves and 3.5 shutouts?boasted a 1.35 goals against average while logging 1199:54 minutes in net.
Played in four games?logged 307 minutes in net, making five saves and collecting a goals against average of 1.17?posted a record of 2-1-1 with one shutout.
In a backup role to All-American Tracy Sharp, Skhal played in three games?playing 123 minutes, she made two saves in the four shots she faced and allowed no goals?she earned 1.5 shutouts and a win in a 1-0 shutout over Cal State Fullerton on Oct. 1.
Suffered a broken hand early in the year and was granted a redshirt season.
Skhal is a 1998 graduate of Moorpark High School in Moorpark, CA?a four-year letterwinner in both soccer and track and field?named captain of her soccer squad her senior season?a three-time All-Frontier League first-team selection?named the league?s MVP goalkeeper in 1997 and 1998?named team MVP (1998) and Best Defensive Player (1995, 1996)?competed in the discus, shot put and high jump in track and field?won league championship in discus all four years?a league champion in the shot put and high jump?prep soccer coach was Tom Humphries.
Elizabeth Marie Skhal was born on Jan. 12, 1980 in Panorama City, CA?the daughter of Richard and Judith Skhal?has one sister, Jennifer?enjoys playing the drums and guitar and hanging out at the beach in her spare time?also considered San Jose State?chose LMU because of its location and faculty-student ratio?a history major who aspires to become a firefighter.