Karen Cook Athlete Profile

#4 Karen Cook

Karen Cook
Position: Defender Height: 5-8 Roster Years: 2005-2008 Hometown: Sandy, UT Last School: Alta High School

Personal

  • Parents: Marie and Steve
  • Siblings: Shannon, Melinda and Andrew

Before BYU

  • Named to Deseret News 5A All-State First Team 
  • Named Alta's Most Valuable Defender in 2004 
  • Member of Alta varsity soccer team that finished No. 18 in the nation in 2004 
  • Member of 2003 Alta varsity soccer that was No. 3 in the nation until semi-final loss
  • Member of Alta Regional Champion team in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004
  • Member of Alta State Championship team in 2002 and 2004, and third place in 2003 
  • Named Alta varsity soccer team captain in 2004
  • Member of State Champion Celtic Storm club team from 2001-05
  • 2004 Most Valuable Defender Award for Celtic Storm 
  • 2002 Regional Finalist: Snickers USYSA Tournament 
  • State ODP Team from 2001-04
  • Member of 2005 Alta varsity basketball team
  • Alta varsity basketball team captain

Stats

 

Year Games Played Shots Goals Assists Points
2005 11 2 0 0 0
2006 20 19 1 0 2
2007 10 9 0 0 0
2008 24 17 0 1 1
Career 65 47 1 1 3

            


2005 | Freshman Year

  • Played in 11 games
  • Took shots against Denver and Weber State
  • Played in wins against George Mason, Hawaii, Weber State, Utah State, Wisconsin, Arizona State, TCU, Air Force and Denver

2006 | Sophomore Year

  • Started in all 20 games 
  • Took 19 shots on the season 
  • Took two shots in back-to-back victories over No. 21 Colorado and Fresno State 
  • Shot the ball three times against Utah State and twice against San Francisco 
  • Scored final goal in a 3-0 victory over Wyoming
  • Took two shots against New Mexico 
  • Part of defense that only allowed 11 goals on the season

2007 | Junior Year

  • Played in 10 games in a season shortened by injury 
  • Started the first eight games of the season
  • Recorded a season-high five shots against Long Beach State 
  • Suffered high ankle sprain on Sept. 22 against Cal Poly, and sat out the rest of the regular season 
  • Returned to play in the first two rounds of the MWC Tournament

2008 | Senior Year

  • Appeared in 24 games for the Cougars 
  • Started 20 games 
  • Had an assist against Air Force
  • Named to the MWC All-Tournament Team 
  • Had 17 shots on the year 
  • Key member of a defense that allowed only 18 goals on the season 
  • Had a season high two shots vs. Idaho State 
  • Had two shots four times