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Green Mountain's Hendon holds the record

40 shutouts and counting for Green Mountain goalie

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Lindsey Hendon is stingy — but in a good way.

Hendon is historically stingy in fact, particularly when it comes to giving up goals, as the Green Mountain senior goaltender just became the Colorado state record holder when she recorded her 40th career save in a 10-0 victory over Colorado Springs Christian Tuesday at Lakewood Memorial Field.

Hendon has 55 wins over her illustrious career with the Rams, with 40 of those — and counting — coming as donuts for her opponents.

While CHSAA doesn’t officially keep soccer statistics, on their website they credit Overland’s Lisa Griffin as the previous record holder of 39. Griffin graduated after the 1988-89 season.

Hendon has made 221 saves in her career which translates to a ridiculous 0.631 goals-against average.

Ten of her 40 shutouts have come this season while 11 came as a junior, 10 as a sophomore and even as a freshman Hendon recorded nine shutout victories.  

This season, Hendon and her Green Mountain teammates earned a No. 12 seed and will host No. 21 Longmont (9-5-1, 3-3-1 in league) on Wednesday.

The Rams (12-2-1, 5-1-1 in league) are looked at as a dark horse who could make some noise in the state tournament.

And why shouldn’t they be? They have one of the greatest goalies in the history of Colorado high school soccer. Hendon is an incredible 55-6-6 over her career and is a Iowa State recruit.