7  Kelsey Bakker
Kelsey Bakker

Hometown:
Kennewick, Wash.

High School:
Southridge HS

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defender

Experience:
2L


07/09/2013

Hello American Athletic Conference: We Are Memphis Women's Soccer

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2009 (Junior) - Started 21 matches for the Lady Tigers playing a key roll for the defense ... As C-USA Defensive Defensive Player of Year, she paced the defense to a single-season school record 12 shutouts ...The First Team All-C-USA selection netted a goal off a corner kick against SMU ... Also honored as NSCAA All-Central Region First Team selection, Second Team CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV, C-USA All-Academic First Team and NSCAA/Adidas Second Team Scholar All-American.

2008 (Sophomore) - Started 15 of the 19 games she played in ... Garnered second team All-Conference USA honors ... Was named Defensive MVP of the Conference USA Championship for a second straight year ... Named NCSAA All-Central Region second team ... Netted a goal in conference game at Tulsa.

"Kelsey is a fierce competitor that brings great athleticism to our back line. She has great size and is strong in the air."

Head Coach
Brooks Monaghan

2007 (Freshman) - In her rookie campaign, appeared in 18 of 22 matches, starting 17 ... Scored the first goal of her collegiate career in a 3-1 win over Marshall on the road ... Notched an assist on the game-winning goal in the semifinal round of the C-USA Championship ... Named the C-USA Most Valuable Defensive Player of the championship ... Earned Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week accolades for her championship performance.

Prior to Memphis - A member of the 2006-07 Washington State Olympic Development Team ... Played at Southridge High School ... Earned four varsity letters ... Named team captain and team MVP senior year ... Named first team all-state in 2006 and second team in 2004 and 2005 ... Practiced with the boys' varsity soccer team at Southridge in 2005, 2006 and 2007... Played club soccer for the Spokane Shadows, where she was a teammate of fellow Tiger Elise Kuhar-Pitters.

Personal - Full name is Kelsey Anne Bakker ... Born June 22, 1989, in Spokane, Wash. ... Parents are Mark and Jeanne Bakker ... Is a part of the University of Memphis Honors Program ... A National Honor Society member in 2006 and 2007 ... Valedictorian of high school class.

Career Stats
GP-GS G A PTs Sh SOG GW PK-ATT
2007 18-17 1 1 3 9 3 1 0-0
2008 19-15 1 0 2 6 2 0 0-0
2009 21-21 1 0 2 15 4 0 0-0
Totals 58-53 3 1 7 30 9 1 0-0

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