McKenna Waitley Photo Gallery
2010 (Senior): Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... took a team-high 51 shots ... was second on the team with four assists and third with three goals ... took 21 shots on goal and scored 10 points ... had one game-winning goal ... was one of six players to play in all 24 games, earning 20 starts ... started in three of the NCAA Tournament games ... played a season-high 95 minutes in the NCAA Sweet 16 at UC Irvine on Nov. 20 ... scored her first goal of the season at UMass on Aug. 27 in the 13th minute which ended up being the game-winner ... scored in the 83rd minute at San Francisco on Sept. 26 ... scored the go-ahead goal in the NCAA Second Round game at No. 2 Portland on Nov. 14 in the 29th minute ... was also the fifth penalty kick shooter for the Huskies in that game, making her attempt ... got her first assist of the year on Jane Mitchell's goal in the 10th minute vs. Penn State on Sept. 10 ... assisted Sarah Martinez in the 90th minute at Cal on Oct. 15 ... had her second assist in Pac-10 play vs. Oregon on Oct. 22 on Kellye Joswick's goal in the 81st minute ... earned her fourth assist of the year in the NCAA First Round game vs. Oklahoma on Nov. 12 on Allie Beahan's goal in the 43rd minute ... in the UW career record books, is tied for first all-time in games played (84), tied for sixth in assists (13) and ninth in shots (152) ... in conference only games this season she tied for eighth in assists (2) and tied for ninth in assists per game (0.22).
2009 (Junior): Reaped the benefits of her first healthy season, breaking out to lead the Huskies in scoring with 17 points ... scored a career-high and team-high tying six goals to go along with a team- and career-high five assists ... three of her goals were game-winners, which also led the squad ... second of the team with 55 shots ... appeared in all 22 games, making 20 starts ... did not have a goal through the first nine games of the season, but then scored all six of her goals in a span of nine matches ... had three assists through the first nine games, with one each against Gonzaga, Illinois and Utah State ... assisted on Veronica Perez's game-winning goal in the 83rd minute of a 1-0 win vs. then-No. 11 Illinois ... also had an assist in the next game, a 2-0 win over Utah State ... started her scoring surge with three goals over the next two games, starting with the first two-goal game of her career against Gonzaga ... netted the game-winner in the 41st minute and added a second goal in the 85th minute to seal a 3-1 UW victory ... in the next game against Montana, Waitley scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win, which came just 20 seconds into the second half... Scored three goals and added two assists in Pac-10 play ... scored the only goal in UW's 1-0 win over Cal ... had a goal and an assist in UW's 3-0 win at Oregon, setting up Alex Kirk for the game-winner in the 78th minute and adding one of her own in the 85th ... assisted on UW's first goal in 2-2 draw with USC.
2008 (Sophomore): Played in 20 of 22 games, making 10 starts ... scored two goals and notched four assists ... third on the team with 30 shots ... missed the first two games with an injury ... just two games into her return, assisted on the eventual game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over Kennesaw State when her shot was deflected by the Owls' goalkeeper and knocked in by Melissa Beal ... got her first start of the season against Utah and had three shots, one of which found the back of the net for her first goal of the season ... notched another assist in the following game against Hawai'i ... came off the bench to score UW's lone goal in a 5-1 loss to Stanford, chipping the ball over the Cardinal goalkeeper on a breakaway ... had the game-tying assist in UW's 3-2 win over Cal, setting up Veronica Perez in the 75th minute ... had a season-high four shots in UW's 2-1 win over Oregon ... assisted on UW's first goal in a come-from-behind 3-2 overtime win over LSU in the NCAA First Round.
2007 (Freshman): Played in 18 of the team's 19 games ... came in off in the bench in all 18 games ... scored two goals on the season, the only freshman to net a goal during the season ... had the Huskies' lone goal in a 1-0 win over Kansas (Sept. 16) ... came into the game late in the first half and scored her first collegiate goal on a header ... her second goal game came in a 3-2 loss to Utah (Sept. 22) ... scored early in the second half to give UW a 2-0 lead but Utah would come back to win with three unanswered goals ... attempted 16 shots, tied for fourth-most on the team.
Four-year letterwinner at Christian and Granite Hills high schools ... two-time Offensive Player of the Year for her prep squad ... helped lead Christian to the CIF championship her freshman campaign ... selected to the All-CIF Second-Team her sophomore season when the team was a semifinalist ... named the team MVP and First-Team All-San Diego Section and All-Academic as a junior after Christian was the CIF runner-up ... honored as a First-Team All-San Diego Union Tribune Team pick three times ... served as team captain in 2005 ... also lettered in track & field and volleyball as a freshman.
Born in Poway, Calif. ... parents are Heidi and David Waitley ... has six sisters, including younger quadruplets ... her father, David, played football and baseball at UC Davis ... grandfather Carroll Mjelde rowed crew at UW ... her older sister played soccer at San Jose State ... played for the San Diego Surf after also playing club soccer for the Laguna Hills Eclipse and the San Diego Spirit ... the Spirit was a National State Cup semifinalist in 2003 while the Surf won the 2006 State Cup and was a regional finalist.
Coach Gallimore on Waitley:
"McKenna was probably our best all-around player in the off season. She has no qualms about taking a shot from any angle which you like in a player. I think she can be someone who puts up some numbers on the board for us as far as creating goals and scoring herself."
McKENNA WAITLEY'S CAREER STATISTICS
GETTING TO KNOW MCKENNA WAITLEY
|McKenna Waitley In Her Own Words|
I've grown up in San Diego, California, recently moving to nearby Coronado right by the beach. It's awesome! I have a huge family of 9: 6 sisters, 4 of which are quadruplets. Crazy story. I have always been really athletic and I love a lot of sports besides soccer. Beach Volleyball is one of my favorite things. Pitas and hummus are really good. I'm obsessed with wearing headbands like Indians do, and everybody knows that. I love making music videos. I think a lot more than I talk. After going to Brasil, I really want to travel a lot after college & play soccer. I miss San Diego and the sun but I like how everything is green in Seattle! My dream job would be to design for Nike or my own company. I also really like photography. But for now I enjoy playing soccer for the Huskies and want to win an NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP!
|Favorite song||"I'll Make A Man Out of You" - Mulan|
|Guilty pleasure||Haagen Dasz coffee ice cream|
|Strangest thing a coach ever said to you||"Go to jail. And stay double time for rolling your eyes" - Jim Thomas|
|Favorite dance move||It's called "The Malaria". It came out in Brasil.|
|Most embarrassing soccer moment||I don't have those.|
|Favorite part of being a Husky||I get to be a Husky just like my grandparents and being on the women's soccer team|
|Favorite restaurant in Seattle||Village Sushi|
|Favorite place to hang out in Seattle||Pretty parks and downtown|
|Favorite place on UW campus||The Quad is pretty in spring|
|Current cell phone ring tone||Vibrate|
|Zodiac sign and one trait you possess typical of that sign||Taurus - I would say determined but everyone else would probably say definitely stubborn|
|If you could guest star on a TV show, what would it be?||The Office! I would be a way better Pam|
|Biggest celebrity crush||Tie between Tom Welling (Smallville), Christiano Ronaldo and Chase Crawford.|
|Store where you would like to spend a $10,000 gift card||Nordstrom|
|If you could have dinner with one person, who would it be||My Grandma Joyce|
|Why did you choose your number||I've always been No. 14. It's my lucky number|
|Random fact people wouldn't know about McKenna Waitley||I have quadruplet sisters|
|If you could trade places with a teammate for a day, who would it be and why||Faustine Dufka because then I could speak French and Japanese and that would be really cool. Plus, I would like to see how it feels to "doof" all the time.|
|Best thing about playing for Coach Gallimore||She has a huge heart and cares about her players so much. She only likes to win, like me. She is really funny too. I love her humor!|