#3 Kate Newman

Women's Soccer
Class Senior Height 5'3"
Hometown Bellevue, Wash.
High School Sammamish Position Defender
Club Teams Lake Hills Pumas FC, Pumas FC
Emerald City FC, Eastside FC
Major English


As a Junior (2009) - Started six games, registering one assist, before injury forced her to miss remainder of season.

As a Sophomore (2008) - Earned All-Northwest Conference Honorable Mention recognition ... Started all 19 games ... Recorded two assists in win over Pacific. .

As a First Year (2007) - Played in all 20 games, starting 19 ... Quickly established herself as one of fastest defensive backs in conference ... Earned All-Northwest Conference Honorable Mention recognition at season's end ... Also contributed one assist on season.

Prep - Started three varsity seasons for coach Karsten Hoffmann and Totems at Sammamish High ... All-KingCo Conference honorable mention in each of three seasons ... Received team's Coaches Award in 2004 ... Played club soccer for coaches Kevin VanGaver (Eastside, Lake Hills Pumas) and Dan Berry (Emerald City) ... Also ran four seasons of high school track at Sammamish, placing 10th at state in 800 meters in 2006 ... Qualified for district championships and All-KingCo honors in each of four seasons, competing in multiple events ... Named track team's Most Outstanding Athlete in 2007.

Academics - Majoring in English with a possible double major in Spanish ... National Honors Society in high school ... Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC) member at Whitman her first year, and Executive Committee member second year.

Personal - Daughter of Maureen and David Newman of Bellevue ... Has one younger sister ... Volunteer activities have included a three-week mission trip to Rwanda (summer 2006) with the Rwanda Partners ... Also organized holiday gift-giving for underprivileged children ... Enjoys photography and baking...Plans after Whitman include possibly joining Peace Corps or Teach for America, traveling, and graduate school ... Also competes on Whitman's club cycling team.

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