|Hometown:||San Juan Capistrano, CA|
|Previous School:||Santa Margarita Catholic HS|
2012 - Big West Conference Goalkeeper of the Year
Michael Abalos turned in the best season of his career for the Matadors in 2012. The senior was named the Big West Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and earned a spot on the All-Big West First Team. He was named to the NSCAA All-Far West Region First Team and was the only goalkeeper to win the honor. He went 14-7 in 2012 with eight shutouts to lead Northridge to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2005. Abalos recorded a pair of shutouts in the Big West Tournament as the Matadors won the event for the first time in school history. In his final match for CSUN, Abalos picked up his first career assist with a long punt in the NCAA Tournament match against San Diego. He finished his CSUN career with a spot on multiple all-time lists, including victories (2nd - 30), goals against average (6th - 1.23), shutouts (2nd - 22), matches in goal (2nd - 73) and saves (3rd - 268). His eight shutouts in 2012 tie for second-most in a single season and his 14 wins are third-most for one campaign.
Abalos recorded seven shutouts in his junior season, which tie for the third-most in one campaign in school history. He finished the year with a record of 6-8-3, 69 saves, a 1.18 goals against average and a save percentage of .758. His seven shutouts ranked second in the Big West and he came in at third with 3.83 saves per game. He played in 18 of 19 matches and made 17 starts this year and was named an All-Big West Honorable Mention.
Abalos completed his sophomore season at CSUN as the primary goalkeeper, finishing with a record of 3-12-2. He competed in 18 of the Matadors' 19 games this season and finished the season with two shutouts, 74 saves (.718 save percentage) and a goals against average of 1.69. Abalos ranked sixth in the conference in goals against average, third in saves, seventh in shutouts and save percentage, and fourth in saves per game.
Abalos finished his first season at CSUN earning All-Big West Honorable Mention honors due to his 7-7-2 record, 1.17 GAA, 60 saves, and five shuouts. He competed in 16 of the Matadors' 20 games this season. After only one season Abalos is now tied for ninth place with Mike Littman with five career shutouts and has tied Joe Barton (2001) and Mike Littman (1989) for seventh place with his five shutouts earned in a single season.
SANTA MARGARITA CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Abalos earned two letters as the goalkeeper for the Eagles during their 2006 and 2007 CIF Championship seasons. During the '07 season, Abalos was named the starting 'keeper and was named team captain as voted on by his teammates.
|Oct 27||at UC Riverside||W, 2-1|
|Oct 31||Cal St. Fullerton||W, 1-0|
|Nov 3||UC Irvine||L, 1-0|
|Nov 7||Cal Poly||W, 2-0|
|Nov 10||at UC Davis||W, 1-0|
|Nov 15||San Diego||L, 2-1|
|Aug 24||vs. Portland||W, 4-0||90:00||0||0.00||4||1.000|
|Aug 26||vs. American||W, 2-1||90:00||1||1.00||2||.667|
|Aug 31||at Georgetown||L, 1-0||90:00||1||1.00||3||.750|
|Sep 2||at Loyola (Md.)||L, 2-1||90:00||2||2.00||2||.500|
|Sep 7||at UNLV||L, 3-1||90:00||3||3.00||3||.500|
|Sep 14||Army||W, 5-0||-||-||-||-||-|
|Sep 16||Temple||W, 2-1||90:00||1||1.00||3||.750|
|Sep 20||at San Diego||W, 5-0||86:50||0||0.00||4||1.000|
|Sep 22||Air Force||W, 2-0||90:00||0||0.00||3||1.000|
|Sep 28||UC Davis||W, 2-0||90:00||0||0.00||2||1.000|
|Sep 30||Sacramento State||L, 1-0||102:23||1||0.88||3||.750|
|Oct 5||at Cal Poly||W, 1-0||90:00||0||0.00||3||1.000|
|Oct 7||at UC Santa Barbara||W, 1-0||90:00||0||0.00||4||1.000|
|Oct 13||UC Riverside||W, 2-1||103:13||1||0.87||3||.750|
|Oct 17||at Cal St. Fullerton||L, 5-4||90:00||5||5.00||3||.375|
|Oct 20||at UC Irvine||W, 2-1||90:00||1||1.00||0||.000|
|Oct 27||at UC Riverside||W, 2-1||90:00||1||1.00||1||.500|
|Oct 31||Cal St. Fullerton||W, 1-0||90:00||0||0.00||6||1.000|
|Nov 3||UC Irvine||L, 1-0||90:00||1||1.00||4||.800|
|Nov 7||Cal Poly||W, 2-0||90:00||0||0.00||4||1.000|
|Nov 10||at UC Davis||W, 1-0||90:00||0||0.00||5||1.000|
|Nov 15||San Diego||L, 2-1||103:05||2||1.75||3||.600|