Women's Soccer

Natalie Kulla
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Incarnate Word Academy

Height:
6-0

Position:
GK

Natalie Kulla

03/02/2012

Women's Soccer Opens Spring Season with Annual Tournament of Friends

Games start at 9:30 a.m. Sunday

02/07/2012

Natalie Kulla Named BIG EAST Scholar Athlete of the Year

Kulla earns $4,000 post-graduate scholarship

01/17/2012

Quartet Named to NSCAA Scholar All-Central Team

McBride, Kulla, Miller and Brown earn academic honors

12/30/2011

Kulla, McBride Collect NSCAA Scholar All-America Honors

McBride earns second team honors for second straight season

12/09/2011

Kulla, McBride, Miller and Kelly Earn All-Region Honors

McBride named to the first team for the second straight season

05/03/2012

2011 Season in Review

A Winning Traditions: Images from a championship season.

03/03/2012

Mens Basketball vs. Georgetown (Senior Day)

Marquette Mens Basketball vs. Georgetown (Senior Day)

Kulla's MUTV Interview (10-9-08)

BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year Interview (11-3-2011)

• 2011 BIG EAST Female Scholar Athlete of the Year

• 2010, 2011 BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year
• 2010, 2011 All-BIG EAST First Team
• 2011 Capital One Academic All-America Second Team
• 2011 CoSIDA All-District First Team
• 2011 Lowes Senior CLASS Award Finalist
• 2010, 2011 NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team
• 2010, 2011 NSCAA Scholar All-Central Region First Team
• 2010 TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season Third Team
• 2010 U.S. U23 Women's National Team
• 2009 All-BIG EAST Second Team
• MU's all-time shutouts leader (43)
• Second on MU's all-time wins list (58)
• Fourth on MU's all-time saves list (220)
• MU's all-time goals against average leader (0.74)
• Finished career playing in 85 games, making 84 starts, including the last 69 games of her career. Posted 43 shutouts and 220 saves.

2011: BIG EAST Scholar Athlete of the Year ... BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year ... First Team All-BIG EAST ... Capital One Academic All-America Second Team ...Lowes Senior CLASS Award Finalist ... NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team ... NSCAA Scholar All-America Second Team ... Led the BIG EAST with 11 shutouts, including seven in BIG EAST play (vs Western Michigan, vs Northwestern, at Milwaukee, vs Pittsburgh, vs Louisville, vs Cincinnati, vs Providence, vs Connecticut, vs Syracuse, vs USF vs Toledo) ... Posted a BIG EAST-high goals against average in conference games (0.63) and in overall games (0.79) ... Stopped a season-high five shots at West Virginia ... Named the BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week Aug. 22 following shutouts over Western Michigan and Northwestern ... Named to the MKE Cup All-Tournament Team ... Named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (Sept. 26) following wins over DePaul and Notre Dame.

2010: BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year ... First Team All-BIG EAST selection ... Named to All-Northeast Region Second Team by NSCAA and to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season Third Team ... Ended season among Marquette career leaders in goals allowed average (1st, .72), shutouts (1st, 32), minutes in goal (3rd, 5892:15), victories, (3rd, 40), save percentage (4th, 79.4%), winning percentage (5th, 64.5%) and saves (6th, 181) ... Set single-season records for minutes in goal (1st, 2249:15), shutouts (T-2nd, 10), victories (T-3rd, 16) and goals against average (8th, 0.88) ... Played every minute of every match this season ... Recorded 10 shutouts this season (vs Idaho State, vs Auburn, vs UC Santa Barbara, vs Villanova, vs Connecticut, vs Cincinnati, vs Syracuse, vs. St. John's, vs DePaul, vs Central Michigan) ... Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll Aug. 23 following her performance against Idaho State and Ohio State and again on Oct. 4 following wins over Villanova and Georgetown ... Posted a six saves in two wins at Villanova (10/1) and at Georgetown (10/3) ... Registered five saves in the 3-2 loss to USF (11/5) in the BIG EAST Championship Semifinals ... Tied a season-high six saves and stopped one penalty kick in shootout in the NCAA Championship Second Round win over Wisconsin (11/14) ... Recorded four saves in NCAA Championship Third Round loss to Florida State (11/20).

2009: Followed up a terrific freshman campaign with a stellar sophomore season in net for the Golden Eagles and earned All-BIG EAST Second Team honors. Started in all 23 matches and played every minute of every match for the 2009 season. Registered a program record 16 shutouts (which stands tied for 6th on the NCAA Division I single season shutouts list), including a league-best 13 in the regular season. Did not allowed a goal in over 759 straight minutes, a program record for longest interval between goals allowed. Registered 58 saves on 182 shots faced, and a Marquette record 0.50 goals against average. Was named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Week on Oct. 25 after posting two shutouts to help MU secure the BIG EAST American Division title including a season-high seven saves in the 1-0 win at St. John's. Was named a BIG EAST Honor Roll selection on Sept. 7, Sept. 14, and Sept. 21. Invited to four U.S. U23 Women's National Team Camps following the 2009 season and was named to the U.S. U23 Women's National Team.

2008: Started 17 games with an 9-5-2 record in those matches. Named to Soccer Buzz's All-Great Lakes Region All-Freshman Team. Tallied 55 saves for a .809 save percentage. Owns a 0.79 goals against average in 1477:25 minutes in goal. Pitched shutouts against BYU (Sep. 6), USF (Sep. 19), Pepperdine (Sep 21), Connecticut (Sep 28), Syracuse (Oct. 12), and Rutgers (November 2). Named BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the week (Sep. 22) and BIG EAST Rookie of the Week (Oct. 13). Set career high with 9 saves in 2-0 loss to Notre Dame in BIG EAST semifinal (Nov. 7).

2007:Earned a redshirt her first season at Marquette.

Prior to Marquette: Kulla was a four-year letterwinner at Incarnate Word Academy and was team captain consecutive years in 2006 and 2007. She helped the Red Knights to the 2004 state championship, two state championship finalist appearances in 2005 and 2007, and four straight district championships. For her efforts during the 2007 season that included 18 shutouts and 20 wins, Kulla was a First Team All-Metro and All-Conference selection as well as being named goalkeeper of the year. Kulla played for the Missouri State Olympic Development Team from 2002-2006. She was a Region II Olympic Development Team Selection in 2005 and 2006 and attended the National Olympic Development Camp in Los Angeles in January of 2007. She played club soccer for J.B. Marine Soccer Club. Outside of soccer Kulla excelled as a member of the cross country team where she was a state finalist and team captain in 2006. Kulla was also honored for her work inside the classroom as she was a member of the National Honor Society, earned an American Legion Award and was named to Who's Who among high school students.

Personal: Kulla is the daughter of John and Karen Kulla. She has one brother Nathanael. Kulla is a civil engineering major.

Kulla's Career Stats

Year
GP
GS
Minutes
GA
GAA
Saves
W
L
T
Sho
2008 18 17 1477:25 13 0.79 55 9 5 2 6
2009
23
23
2165:35
12
0.50
58
15
5
3
16
2010 24 24 2249:15 22 0.88 68 16 5 3 10
Totals
65
64
5892:15
47
0.72
181
40
15
8
32

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