Lydia Ojuka Athlete Profile

#20 Lydia Ojuka

Lydia Ojuka
Positions: Midfielder, Forward Height: 5-3 Roster Years: 2000-2003 Hometown: Tucson, AZ Last School: Sahuaro High School

Personal

  • Parents: Grace and Edward
  • Siblings: Adrianna, Emily, David, Rodney and Ken
  • Hobbies: Hiking, reading, waterskiing, cliff jumping
  • Sports Hero: Michael Jordan
  • Most Influential Person: Mother
  • Biggest Sports Thrill: Scoring first goal of BYU career against Arizona last year

Before BYU

  • All-State in 1999 and 2000
  • All-Southern Arizona 1997-2000 
  • Holds school record for goals scored in a career (102) 
  • Team MVP from 1997 to 2000  
  • Member of the club team St. Francis Demons that was 1999 state cup champions 
  • Letterwinner in track and field, placing second at state in both the 400 meter and 800 meter races 
  • Holds HS record in the 800 meter race

Summary

  • One of the fastest players in Division I soccer  
  • A few highlights in her career include scoring both goals in the MWC Tournament against Utah to advance the Cougars to the finals and nailing the game-winning goal against Kansas in the NCAA Tournament 
  • As a sophomore Ojuka was named the MWC Tournament MVP after helping the Cougars to their second MWC title

Stats

 

Year Games Played Shots Goals Assists Points
2000 19 16 4 1 9
2001 20 30 6 3 15
2002 22 30 5 4 14
2003 26 65 8 5 21
Career 87 141 23 13 59

            


2000 | Freshman Year

  • Played in 19 games contributing four goals and one assist for her nine points from 16 shots

2001 | Sophomore Year

  • Played in 20 games, had six goals and three assists with 15 points out of 30 shots 
  • MWC All-Tournament Team, MWC MVP 
  • Stellar post-season play continued in NCAA tourney where she scored the game-winning goal against Kansas to extend BYU's season one more game 
  • Scored both goals in the 2-0 shutout over Utah in semifinal action in last year's MWC Championships 
  • Finished the season with a total of 15 points, good for fourth place in total points on the team 
  • Also had six goals on the year which was good for fourth place in the most goals scored category  
  • Her six goals came in six straight games, starting with Air Force and finishing with Kansas

2002 | Junior Year

  • Gave Cougars 3-1 win over Washington State with a goal in the waning moments of the game 
  • Scored vs. Montana to put BYU up 3-1 
  • Fed Brooke Bowman in electrifying sliding assist for game-winner vs. UNLV 
  • Again found Bowman on a beautiful crossing pass to put BYU up 3-1 vs. SDSU 
  • Headed in goal to give Cougars 5-0 lead over SDSU in MWC tourney, then assisted on another goal  
  • Assisted on a goal and then less than a minute later scored BYU's fifth goal in 5-1 win over New Mexico in MWC tourney championship 
  • Finished the year with five goals and four assists

2003 | Senior Year

  • Recorded three of the team's five goals and also had an assist during the MWC Championships
  • Tied for the team lead with eight goals on the season 
  • Named to the MWC Tournament Team 
  • Scored the game-winning goal against University of Kentucky 
  • Scored the first goal for BYU in the MWC Tournament to put BYU up 1-0 against Air Force 
  • Scored two goals in 3-2 victory over New Mexico in MWC Tournament
  • Assisted on goal in NCAA first round in 1-0 victory over Colorado 
  • Assisted again in 2-0 victory over Idaho State in next round of NCAA tournament 
  • Finished with 21 points on the season