16 - Kathleen Prieto
Kathleen Prieto
Height: 5-4
Year: Junior
Hometown: Lancaster, Calif.
High School: Lancaster HS
Position: Midfield
UC SANTA BARBARA 2007: Kathleen Prieto will compete for a starting spot in the midfield...With one of the most powerful shots on the team, she gives UCSB a threat from the midfield. 2006: After playing in three matches and starting one, Prieto redshirted the 2007 season UCSB...She did not score in her three appearances. 2005: Started and appeared in nine games as a sophomore for the Gauchos...Scored her lone goal of the season against George Washington in UCSB's 1-0 win...Aside from UCSB's 4-0 loss to Central Florida, no other team scored more than one goal when Prieto started ... Took a career-high six shots in a game against George Washington...Her 14 shots on the season was the fourth-highest total on the team. 2004: Prieto played in 15 contests, starting 10 as a freshman...She started eight of the team's first 10 matches, but then suffered a concussion in an overtime tie with San Diego State and missed five full matches...Scored one goal and one assist for three points in her first season...Her one goal was the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Iowa State...Prieto's assist came in a win over Arizona State...She recorded 10 shots, but never more than two in any single game. CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
Prieto attended Lancaster High School...Scored 43 career goals in her career as a defender and midfielder...A three-time First Team All-Golden League choice, Prieto was also named her team's MVP three times and Rookie of the Year once... Played for West Valley Samba at the club level...Helped West Valley Samba to 2002 National Championship, 2002 Surf Cup title, 2003 State Cup Semifinals and 2003 Surf Cup Finals...Played for Cal South ODP State Team from 2001-03 and attended the Cal South ODP Regional Camp in 2002. PERSONAL
Born December 8, 1985 in Tarzana, Calif... .She was a four-year member of the Principal's Honor Roll at Lancaster HS...She also graduated as her school's Valedictorian...A four-year California Scholarship Federation honoree...A two-year member of the National Honor Society and a four-year member of the Who's Who Among American Students...Also competed in tennis and track and field as a high school athlete...She participated in Students Against Drunk Driving...A women's studies major, she would someday like to become a pediatric physical therapist...The daughter of Sam and Sherry Prieto.

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