Get to Know: Kelsea Kakadelas

Junior midfielder Kelsea Kakadelas is a key part of the Cougars' success in 2008. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Name: Kelsea Kakadelas


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Who is your favorite athlete? Zinedine Zidane.

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

What has been the highlight of your athletic career? Winning a national championship with my club team.

Where was the toughest place you've ever competed? 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? Shrek 2.

If you could meet any person living or dead, who would it be? President Thomas S. Monson.

What is your worst habit? Not sitting or standing up straight.

Do you have any phobias? I'm scared of snakes.

What is your nickname? "Kak-a-dackle"

What words or phrases do you use way too much? "Oh goodness!"

What was your most embarrassing moment in a game? Getting hit with the ball in the face and getting a bloody nose.

What is your favorite thing about BYU in general? The people, and they keep it so clean!

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Kelsea's Stats -

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At BYU

SOPHOMORE - (2007): Played in all 23 games, starting 22 ... racked up 46 shots on the season, with 23 on goal ... put three shots on goal in four attempts against Kansas ... also recorded four shots against No. 18 Colorado, UNLV, and No. 11 Texas ... recorded first assist of the season at Weber State ... tallied second assist against TCU ... recorded season-high five shots, four on goal, against Wyoming.

FRESHMAN - (2006): Played in 17 games, starting in 13 ... Took 20 shots on the season ... Earned first career start in season opener against Weber State ... Took two shots against Idaho State and Colorado ... Scored third goal in 3-2 victory over Colorado ... Shot the ball twice against Fresno State and Utah State ... Took three shots in 1-0 victory over Washington ... Attempted two shots against Washington State and New Mexico and three against TCU.

REDSHIRT - (2005): Broken Clavicle ... MWC Academic All-Conference.

Before BYU

2004 CIF Champion ... Three-year starter on La Costa Canyon varsity soccer team ... Scholar Athlete Award in 2004 ... Named team captain in 2005... Named to Barons All Tournament Team in 2004 ... Named to Avocado League Honorable Mention in 2003 and 2004 ... Eight-time Surf Cup/Girls Surf Cup Champion ... Cal South State Champion in 1999, 2001 and 2003 ... Far West Regional Finalist in 1999 and 2001 ... 2003 Far West Regional Champion ... 2003 Snickers US Soccer National Champion ... San Diego Surf Soccer for 10 years ... 2004 English Department Award ... Junior Class Officer ... Member of National Charity League from 1998-2005.

Personal

Parents: Teresa and Kim ... Siblings: Kirsten, Megan and Haley

Statistics

Yr GP Shts G A Pts

2007 23 46 0 2 2

2006 17 20 1 1 3

Total 40 66 1 3 5

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