2011 (Sophomore): Made her Husky debut at Wisconsin on Aug. 26 ... played seven games on the season, including the 1-0 loss to No. 1 Stanford on Oct. 2 ... made two starts, vs. Iowa State on Aug. 28 and vs Seattle U on Sept. 4.
2010 (RS-Freshman): Did not appear in any matches.
2009 (Freshman): Redshirted the season.
Four-year letterwinner at Los Altos High Schoo l... led her school to three-consecutive league championships and one sectional championship ... named second-team all-league her freshman and sophomore seasons ... team was also a semifinalist in the Central Coast Section her freshman and junior seasons ... played eight years for the MVLA Mercury under Albertin Montoya, helping the team win the Northern California State Cup three times and the Surf Cup in 2004 ... played for the DeAnza Force under coach Adrianne Fasse.
Kellie Miwa Welch ... born in Palo Alto, Calif. ... parents are Celeste and Jim Welch ... has an older brother, Matt ... cousin, Jenna Nishida, attended UW ... enjoys skiing, soccer and photography ... also considered Northwestern, San Francisco and Bucknell.
Coach Gallimore on Welch
"Kellie has huge potential and comes from a playing background where not only did she develop tremendous skills, but tactically she is an extremely intelligent player. She understands the offensive and defensive roles of every position on the field and, if needed, could fill just about every role. One of our tasks early on is to figure out where Kellie can help us the most."
GETTING TO KNOW KELLIE WELCH
|Kellie Welch In Her Own Words|
I grew up in Los Altos which is in Northern California but I like Seattle a lot. I have an older brother who is a junior at University of Colorado at Boulder. I also have two pugs, Hoku and Koa, that keep me entertained as one chases shadows and the other only turns in right circles but I love them anyways. My favorite season right now is winter because that was the only time it rained in California. It might change after I go through a winter in Washington. I don't really know what I want to study at the moment but I am still excited to start school.
|Favorite song||Everything by Michael Buble|
|Guilty pleasure||Chocolate fudge cake from Simply Desserts|
|Favorite part of being a Husky||Helping out and getting to spend time with little kids when we do clinics|
|Favorite restaurant in Seattle||B&O Espresso|
|Favorite place to hang out in Seattle||Downtown|
|Favorite place on UW campus||The Quad|
|Current cell phone ring tone||Vibrate|
|Zodiac sign and one trait you possess typical of that sign||My zodiac sign is Aquarius and I don't think I fit any of the Aquarius characteristics.|
|If you could guest star on a TV show, what would it be?||Friends|
|Store where you would like to spend a $10,000 gift card||Target because they have everything|
|Why did you choose your number||I chose 16 because it was one of the numbers that was available and it was the last number I had for club soccer.|
|Random fact people wouldn't know about Kellie Welch||I've never been stung by a bee|
|Best thing about playing for Coach Gallimore||She is really encouraging and makes a point of letting you know when you have done something well.|