Saw action in two contests, a 3-1 win over Northwestern and a 4-0 victory over Eastern Illinois ? Assistant Captain
Made four starts while playing in seven contests ? Fired a shot on goal from her defensive position against Marquette ? Also took a shot at Minnesota.
First career goal was a put-back off of a deflection against Ohio State ? Also scored a goal against Western Illinois ? Fired three shots on goal in seven attempts ? Played in 15 games.
Four-year starter ? Named All-State Second Team by the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune ? Team MVP ? Captain ? Two-time All-Central Suburban League ? Named All-State by the IHSSCA ? Team won conference, regional and sectional titles in 2000 after placing third in the state in 1998 ? Coached by Jim Burnside at New Trier ? Played for Eclipse U-18 (coached by Rory Dames) and Trevian (coached by Alec Coxe and Larry Beschel) Soccer Clubs.
Born on April 28, 1982 ? Daughter of Scott and Laurie Walker ? Majoring in elementary education ? Coaches Special Olympics ? Involved in church and community services ? Earned the EMH Service Award (for helping kids with special needs) and the Special Olympic Coach Award ? Earned Penelope Brett Schneider Memorial Scholarship (citizenship/leadership award).
Getting to know Kelly
Nickname: Kelz, KK ? Favorite movie: Tommy Boy ? Favorite TV show: Friends ? Favorite book: It?s not about the Bike - Lance Armstrong ? Favorite quote: ?Oh boy this is gonna be great!? - Flounder, Animal House ? Favorite thing about Coach Rayfield: her love of the game ? I have been told I look like: Julianne Moore ? Biggest sports thrill: beating Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament in 2002 ? Three words that describe me: fun, energetic and compassionate ? I chose Illinois because: it?s an all around amazing school!
Coach Rayfield on Kelly
?Emerging as an off the field leader, Kelly has been elected as a co-captain with Meghan Kolze. Moving from the back into a wing midfield position this spring allowed Kelly to play with less apprehension and as a result her play improved significantly. Her growing confidence will make a difference on the field.?
K. Walker?s Career Statistics
Year GP-GS S SOG G A Pts. GWG 2000 15-0 7 3 2 0 4 0 2001 7-4 2 1 0 0 0 0 2002 2-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Total 24-4 9 4 2 0 4 0