Get to Know: Katie Larkin

Senior forward Katie Larkin is a three-time All-American and a two-time Hermann Trophy candidate. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Name: Katie Larkin

Who is your favorite athlete and why? Michael Jordan. he had amazing talent but most importantly he was mentally tough and unstoppable.

How old were you when you starting playing soccer? Eight years old.

What has been the highlight of your athletic career? All of it.

Where was the toughest place you've ever competed? San Diego and Utah.

Who are the first people you call after a game? My parents.

What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection? Ice Age.

If you could be any character on any TV show, who would you be? Holly on "What I Like About You"

If you could meet any person living or dead, who would it be? My grandma, I never met her.

What is your pet peeve? People breathing on me.

What is your worst habit? Procrastination, and I love to snack.

Do you have any phobias? I'm claustrophobic.

What is your nickname? "Larkin"

What words or phrases do you use way too much? "Honestly" and "Oh my goodness"

What is your favorite thing about BYU in general? Everything.

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Katie's Stats -

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SENIOR - (2008): Award Candidate

JUNIOR - (2007): 2007 NSCAA/adidas NCAA Women's Division I All-America Third Team and All-West Region First Team ... Soccer Buzz 2007 All Americas 3rd Team and the West Region All Regionals 1st Team ... started all 23 games ... named Hermann Trophy candidate before the 2007 season ... led the team in goals scored for the second year in a row with 15 ... also led the team in assists (5), shots (72), and shots on goal (42) ... 2007 MWC Soccer Championship All-Tournament Team selection ... First Team All-MWC selection ... named MWC Offensive Player of the Week three times ... named to the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week three times, and the Soccer America Team of the Week twice ... finished the season ranked 28th nationally in goals per game (.652), and 33rd in points per game (1.52) ... recorded a total of 12 game-winning goals ... scored game-winner against Kansas ... scored game-winners against Long Beach State, Wisconsin, Pacific, and Weber State all in a row ... recorded first two-goal performance of the season against Washington in a 2-1 win ... in the following game, recorded first assist of the season, and then another game-winner in a 2-1 win over Montana ... then scored game-winners against Utah State and Arizona, TCU in her second two goal performance (also recorded an assist against TCU) to mark her fifth game-winner in a row ... tallied assists against Air Force and New Mexico ... scored game-winner against TCU in the first round of the MWC Championship Tournament ... scored both goals in semifinal match of MWC Tournament for her third multi-goal performance of the season.

SOPHOMORE - (2006): Started in all 20 games ... Led the team in goals (7), game-winning goals (4), assists (5), points (19), shots (68) and shots on goal (34) ... Led the conference in shots with 68 ... Finished fourth in the conference in assists and third in goals and points ... Took four shots against Georgia ... Netted first goal of season in 3-2 victory over Colorado ... Took five shots and scored lone goal of game in victory over Pacific ... Scored game-winning goal in 1-0 victory against Utah State ... Named MWC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 18 ... Named the National Player of the Week by Top Drawer Soccer on Sept. 18 ... Placed on the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week and Soccer Times Honor Roll on Sept. 18 ... Assisted Brooke Bowman for game-winning goal over Washington ... Assisted Jessica Aquino for lone goal of game against San Francisco ... Netted first goal of game in 2-0 victory over TCU ... Assisted Jenavieve Phillips for first goal in 2-2 draw against San Deigo State ... Scored one goal and assisted for another in victory over Wyoming ... Netted game-tying goal against New Mexico ... Scored goal against Portland to tie the score at one goal apiece ... All-MWC First Team ... First-team All-West Region ... NSCAA/adidas All-America Third Team ... Soccer America All-America Third Team ... Soccer Buzz All-America Third Team.

FRESHMAN - (2005): Named to the OHANA Hotels & Resorts No Ka Oi all-tournament team ... Assisted Carolyn Swenson for goal against Utah State ... Netted first goal of season against Denver ... Named to the Big Toe Invitational all-tournament team ... Scored first goal of the game in a 3-1 victory over Arizona State ... Posted one assist against TCU ... Scored one goal and assisted for two others in a 6-0 win over Air Force ... Assisted Jaime Rendich Beck in a 2-0 win oover Wyoming ... Scored BYU's sole goal in 1-1 tie against SDSU ... Assisted Annie Zwahlen in 1-1 tie against Utah ... Named first-team All-MWC ... Finished second in the MWC with 64 shots, fifth in assists with six and tied for ninth with 14 points ... Led team in shots ... Named NSCAA/adidas All-West Second Team and Soccer Buzz West Region Freshman Team.

Before BYU

2004 NSCAA High School State Player of the Year ... NSCAA All-American in 2003 and 2004 ... Holds the Alta record for most career assists ... Holds the Alta record for most goals in a season ... Alta Offensive Player of the Year in 2004 ... Member of Region IV Team from 2002-04 ... National Pool Player from 2002-04 ... Member of State Cup Championship team from 2000-04 ... 2002 MVP of State Cup ... Team captain of Celtic Storm in 2000, 2002 and 2005 ... Named team captain of Alta's varsity soccer team in 2004 ... 2004 State High School MVP ... Member of Alta varsity soccer that finished No. 18 in the nation in 2004 ... Member of the 2003 Alta varsity soccer that was No. 3 in the nation by NSCAA until semi-final loss ... Member of State Champion Celtic Storm club team in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 ... Member of Alta Regional Champion team from 2001-04 ... Member of Alta State Champion team in 2002 and 2004 and third place 2003.

Personal

Parents: Terese and Pete ... Siblings: Cody, Kevin and Becky.

Statistics

Year GP Shs Gls Asts Pts

2007 23 72 15 5 35

2006 20 68 7 5 19

2005 21 64 4 6 14

Total 64 204 26 16 68

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