Pali Blues Soccer Club Official Blog

The official blog for the Pali Blues Soccer Club. The blog will give fans a first hand look at what goes into making a championship team.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Karen Bardsley and Valerie Henderson Join the Blues

Forwards beware the Pali Blues just added two top goalkeepers to their roster with the signings of Karen Bardsley and Valerie Henderson.

Bardsley is one of two American-born players to be invited to the England Women’s U-19 International Training Camp. The Chino Hills native was selected to the squad for the 2004 UEFA Women’s U-19 Championships in Leipzig, Germany, helping guide England to the semifinals after playing all 360 minutes in net. She also had a stellar career at Cal State-Fullerton and was named the Big West Conference Goalkeeper of the Year three times (2004, 2005 and 2006).

Henderson also brings national team experience to the Blues. The UCLA product competed with the U.S. National Team at the 2006 FIFA World Championships in Russia and was named the Sierra Mist Woman of the Match after registering nine saves and earning a shutout in a 1-0 win over France. The former NSCAA/adidas All-American finished her collegiate career with 76 wins in goal for the Bruins.


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home