Kelsea Brajkovich Photo Gallery
2012 (Senior): Missed the first four games due to an injury ... made her season debut against Fresno State playing 14 minutes ... played 13 minutes off the bench at Utah ... played 31 minutes in the 2-0 win over ASU ... came in off the bench vs. No. 3 UCLA.
2011 (Junior):Redshirted the season due to an injury.
2010 (Sophomore): Played in 14 games, making her season debut at UMass on Aug. 27 ... played in the NCAA First Round game vs. Oklahoma on Nov. 12 and the Second Round game at No. 2 Portland on Nov. 14 ... played a season-high 60 minutes in the game against Portland ... scored her first career goal at UMass, scoring the third goal of the game in the 50th minute ... earned her first career assist on Annie Sittauer's goal vs. Cleveland State (Sept. 17) in the 47th minute ... scored a season-high three points and took four shots, three on goal.
2009 (Freshman):Had a solid freshman campaign, appearing in 14 of 22 games and making one start ... took two shots, both on goal ... is a tough, physical midfield player ... her first career collegiate action came in the second game of the season against No. 2 Portland ... made her first career start in the Husky Nike Invitational against Colorado College, a 3-1 Husky victory... Her first career shot came in the final weekend of the regular season at home against No. 4 UCLA... Also fired a shot in UW's 1-0 win over Ole Miss in the NCAA First Round.
Four-year letterwinner at La Reina High School in Thousand Oaks, Calif. ... team captain in 2008 and 2009 ... First-Team All-Tri Valley League selection as a junior and Honorable Mention All-Tri-Valley as a freshman ... also named team's Most Improved player as a freshman... Did not play her sophomore year after suffering a knee injury ... played tennis her freshman year ... member of the powerful Real So Cal club team since 2001, which she helped win the Surf Cup twice and the National Cup in 2008 ... team also finished third at the U.S. Youth Soccer Region IV Championships in 2008 in Honolulu ... carried a 3.9 GPA (4.0 scale).
Kelsea Teresa Brajkovich ... born in Newport Beach, Calif. ... parents are Rita and Tom Brajkovich ... has two sisters, Rachel and Ariana ... father played football for UCLA ... has one cousin who played Division I soccer and another who played Division I hockey and was drafted by the Dallas Stars in 2006 ... contemplating a career in physical therapy ... enjoys skiing, reading and hiking ... also considered Brown, Penn, UNC-Greensboro and UC-San Diego.
Coach Gallimore on Brajkovich:
"Kelsea can flat out run. The more we watched her, the more we liked her. She will physically be able to step in and give us quality minutes and depth in the wide positions. She is very sure-footed and serves the ball well. She will be able to consistently create scoring opportunities for her teammates and herself. Kelsea is an extremely motivated person and loves a challenge. She will quietly go about competing with her teammates until she has earned a starting spot and can't be taken off the field. I love her drive and passion for soccer, school and life."
GETTING TO KNOW KELSEA BRAJKOVICH
|Kelsea Brajkovich In Her Own Words
I grew up in Thousand Oaks, California. My parents are awesome and have supported me my entire life. I have two younger sisters whom I miss very much! They are both stellar athletes and together we can have fun anywhere. My favorite place to vacation is Lake Tahoe, California. Whether skiing in the winter or swimming in the summer it is a gorgeous place that holds some of my fondest memories. I love listening to music, but I could not tell you what kind because I rarely know the names of songs or who sings them. I am not certain about what career I would like to pursue, maybe something in medicine, but I know that I do not want to be stuck behind a desk. I am still in awe of Seattle's beauty and I cannot wait to explore more of the city.
|Favorite part of being a Husky
||Being able to live on such a beautiful campus
|Favorite restaurant in Seattle
|Favorite place to hang out in Seattle
|Favorite place on UW campus
|Current cell phone ring tone
|Zodiac sign and one trait you possess typical of that sign
||I'm a Capricorn and I'm practical
|If you could guest star on a TV show, what would it be?
|Biggest celebrity crush
|Store where you would like to spend a $10,000 gift card
|Why did you choose your number
||No reason. It was one of the available numbers and it was even
|Random fact people wouldn't know about Kelsea Brajkovich
||I can wiggle my ears
|Best thing about playing for Coach Gallimore
||She praises her players just as strongly as she criticizes them