Smart, central player with the ability to control the tempo and rhythm of the game... Sees the field extremely well and makes players around her better because of intelligent decision-making... Enters senior season ranked among the Rice career leaders in a host of statistical categories, including starts (59), goals (16), game-winning goals (5), points (35), shots (144), shot percentage (.111) and shots on-goal (50)... Owns 59-consecutive starts dating back to freshman year of 2007.
2009: Conference USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete; One of six Owls to start every game... Rarely came out of a game, finishing third on the team in minutes (1,648) and playing 92.4 percent of the team's total time... Played the entire game, including overtime periods, a total of eight times... The only times she didn't play at least two-thirds of the game were in identical 2-0 victories over Southern Miss and UTSA... Led or shared the team lead in shots on-goal in a game six different times... Team leader in shots three times, including victories over UTSA and NCAA Tournament participant Memphis where she scored goals in both games... Stepped-up with a brilliant, two-goal game on four shots to help defeat Memphis 2-1 in a nationally-televised contest by CBS College Sports... Also registered a season-high four shots against UTSA and Baylor (in the opening game of the season)... Finished second on the team with 32 shots for the full season... Tied for third in shots on-goal (13) for a steady .406 shots-on-goal percentage... Registered assists in games against TCU and UAB.
2008: All-Conference USA (second team); One of only two Owls to start all 19 games... Played a team-leading 1,662 of the team's 1,763 minutes (94.3 percent)... Registered a career-long 109 minutes on the road at TCU... Scored her first goal of the season against nationally-ranked Texas A&M in a game that was nationally-televised on CBS College Sports... Also tallied goals against C-USA foes UAB and vs. SMU on a penalty kick... Finished second on the team in shots (50) with the seventh-highest single-season total in school history... Averaged 2.63 shots per game, the eighth-best mark in the conference... Attempted a career-high nine shots in the win over Tulsa, the fourth-highest single-game shot total in school history.
2007: Central Region All-Freshman Team (SoccerBuzz.com); C-USA All-Freshman; Shared the Owls' Rookie of the Year honors with Meghan Erkel... Earned the team's leading scorer award with 21 points (10 goals, one assist)... Scored the second-most goals in a single season by any player in school history and the most by a true freshman... Four of the goals were game-winners to tie for the second-highest season total in Rice history... Among the C-USA leaders in shots (62) and shots on-goal (26) with two of the highest single season marks ever recorded at Rice... Became only the fifth player in school history to score goals in three consecutive games, and she did it twice during the course of her Division I debut... One of three Owls to score twice in a single game in 2007, notching two goals against crosstown rival Houston on a season-high six shots... Took at least five shots in a game six times... Maintained a steady .161 shot percentage, the fourth-highest total at Rice... Started all 21 games... Rarely came out of a game, playing 1,799 of the team's 1,954 minutes (92.0 percent)... Played a season-long 103 minutes twice, on the road at Mississippi State and in a tie against a Memphis team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Highly acclaimed performer for the Slammers Futbol Club... Back-to-back National Championship finalists in 2007 and 2008... Back-to-back Far West Regional champions in 2007 and 2008... 2008 Cal South State Cup champions... 2006 Summer Surf Cup champions... 2006 Thanksgiving Surf Cup finalists... 2005 South Korean U-17 national team pool, selected for the squad of 20... Three-time Cal South ODP State pool.
A 2007 graduate of Westlake Village High School... Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame scholar-athlete... First Team all-California Interscholastic Federation... 2007 most valuable player and team captain... Three-time All-Marmonte Soccer League first team... Two-time All-Marmonte League first team in doubles tennis... Four-time scholar-athlete award winner.
Full Name: Kate Margaret Jae Edwards. Born: October 10, 1988 in London, England. Parents: Neil and Julie Edwards of Westlake Village, Calif. (one brother, Justin a collegiate golfer at Georgetown). Major: health science with minor in global health. College: Will Rice
Year GP/GS Shots Goals Asst. Points GWG
2007 21/21 62 10 1 21 4
2008 19/19 50 3 0 6 0
2009 19/19 32 3 2 8 1
Totals 59/59 144 16 3 35 5
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