Get to Know: Andrea Willis

Senior Andrea Willis has been an anchor for the Cougar defense since her first year at BYU. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Who is your favorite athlete and why? Kobe Bryant, because he is so amazing at what he does!

How old were you when you first started playing soccer? Eight or nine years old.

What has been the highlight of your athletic career? Getting to go to the first round of the NCAA tournament and then scoring against USC.

What is one item you must have with you when you travel? Hand sanitizer.

Who is the first person you call after a game? My mom or dad.

If you could meet any person, dead or alive, who would it be? George Washington.

What has been your most favorite roadtrip since being at BYU? Going to Florida and getting to swim in the Atlantic in our uniforms.

What is one movie you must have in your movie collection? How to Loose A Guy in 10 Days.

What is your favorite thing about playing at South Field? THE FANS!

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 Andrea's stats 

JUNIOR - (2008): Started 23 of 24 games ... scored two goals on the season ... scored first goal in 2-0 win over Michigan State ... scored only goal in regulation against USC in second round of NCAA tournament ... assisted goal in 1-0 win over UNLV ... key leader of defense that allowed only 18 goals all season, and only one goal at home and one goal in conference play ... named to SoccerBuzz.com All-American 4th Team ... named NSCAA/adidas All-West Region 1st Team ... MWC Defensive Player of the Year and 1st Team All-MWC ... Academic All-MWC ... MWC All-Tournament Team selection ... MWC Player of the Week ... named twice to the SoccerBuzz.com Elite Team of the Week. (Less)

SOPHOMORE - (2007): 2007 NSCAA/adidas NCAA Women's Division I All-West Region Second Team ... started all 23 games ... First-Team All-MWC selection ... MWC Championship All-Tournament Team selection ... Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week selection on Sept. 25 ... anchored a defense that allowed only 11 goals for the second season in a row.

FRESHMAN - (2006): Started in all 20 games ... Took two shots on the season, scoring one goal ... Netted first goal of career in season-finale win over UNLV ... Named MWC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct.30 ... All-MWC Second Team ... MWC Co-Freshmen of the Year ... West Region Freshman Team ... Soccer Buzz All-Freshman Third Team ... Part of defense that only allowed 11 goals on the season.

REDSHIRT - (2005): Torn ACL

BEFORE BYU - Received All-CIF Award from 2001-2003 ... 2003 Gatorade Player of the Year Award ... Named to the All-Ivy League First Team in 2003 and 2004 ... Two-time team captain ... Four-year member of the Riverside Poly varsity soccer team ... Lettered in soccer, track and cross country as a freshman ... Four-year scholar athlete ... Four-year member of Principal's honor roll ... Member of the ODP CYSA South Winter Pool, 2001-2002 ... Member of 2002 European ODP travel team ... Inaugural member Premier Development Program (CYSA South) ... Played club soccer for Irvine Strikers Soccer Club Premier (CYSA South) from 2001-2005 ... 2004 California State Cup Finalist ... 2003 OCU Tournament Champions (Irvine Strikers) ... 2003 W.A.G.S. Tournament Finalist ... 2003 Nomads College Showcase Final Four.

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