1 - Katie Wright
Katie Wright
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mission Viejo, Calif.
College: Nebraska
Position: Goalkeeper
UC SANTA BARBARA 2007: Katie Wright is one of the top returning goalkeepers in the Big West Conference...She gives UCSB ability and leadership in goal. 2006: Wright had an outstanding first season as a Gaucho...She was a Second Team All-Big West selection...Played in and started 16 of UCSB's 20 matches in 2006...Recorded a 6-6-3 record, but went 6-1-1 in her final eight starts...Finished with six shutouts and a 0.86 goals against average, the third lowest goals against average in school history...Posted her shutouts against USC (in OT), San Diego State, UC Irvine, UC Riverside, Cal State Northridge and Pacific (in OT)...Wright never allowed more than two goals in any one match and she gave up one or fewer 12 times...She had 64 saves and a save percentage of .821...Had a season-high 12 saves in matches against San Diego State and UC Riverside...Had a six-match winning streak during league play in which she allowed just two goals in more than 560 minutes, a 0.31 goals against average. NEBRASKA
Wright was at the University of Nebraska for three years...Was an injury redshirt in 2005...Had a stellar sophomore season for the Cornhuskers, playing every minute...Posted a 14-9 record, allowing 28 goals in 23 matches for a 1.25 goals against average...Wright made 108 saves and had seven shutouts, including a 3-0 blanking of Oral Roberts in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...Had a season-high nine saves against Kansas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...Wright was just the second goalkeeper in school history to record 100 or more saves in a season...Selected Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after recording back-to-back shutouts against Eastern Illinois and Purdue...Ranked among the top-six in the Big 12 in every goalkeeping category...Played 2,088 minutes as a sophomore, the third highest total in Nebraska history...As a freshman in 2003, Wright played in eight contests, starting five...Among her five starts were both of the Husker's NCAA Tournament matches...She had a total of 15 saves in the postseason contests against Portland and Washington...Wright had a career-high 10 saves in a loss to top-ranked and eventual NCAA champion North Carolina...Allowed 12 goals on the season, 10 of which were scored by top-five opponents...In just two seasons, she moved into the top-five in Nebraska history in minutes played (2,561), goalkeeper wins (16), saves (143), matches played (31) and starts (28). CLUB/HIGH SCHOOL
Wright prepped at Mission Viejo High School where she played for Susie Daher...As a senior captain in 2003, she was a First Team All-CIF and All-South Coast League choice...In 2001, as a sophomore, Wright also earned First Team All-CIF and All-South Coast honors...In 2003 she was selected the Orange County Register's Player of the Year and Mission Viejo's Female Athlete of the Year after posting 15 shutouts and never allowing more than one goal in a match...Led her high school team to CIF Southern Section championships in 2001 and 2003...In 2003, Mission Viejo was also ranked No. 2 in California and No. 7 in the nation...On the club level, Wright played for the SoCal Blues, helping them to state championships in 2002 and 2004...She was a member of the California Olympic Development Program from 1998 to 2003 and was a member of the regional team in 2001 and 2002...She made trips to Brazil and England with her ODP team in 2000 and 2001, respectively. PERSONAL
Born November 2, 1985 in Mission Viejo, Calif... .In addition to soccer, Wright competed in two years of volleyball and three years of track and field as a prep athlete...In the spring of 2005, she made the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll...At Mission Viejo, Wright earned honors in biology and Spanish for the Golden State exams...Majoring in psychology...Parents are Tom and Jennifer Wright.