UCLA Women's Soccer BIO
Dea Cook
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Dea Cook 1266995
Position: Defender
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Acampo, CA
High School: St. Mary's

U.S. National Team
Was in the U-20 player pool in 2007.

Played in all 25 matches, starting 23 of them ... Scored her second career goal, the game winner, in a 3-0 victory over Arizona State on Oct. 17 ... Member of a UCLA defense that ranked No. 1 in the country in goals against average (0.23) ... Helped the team surrender just six goals in 25 matches ... Team also posted a school record 19 shutouts ... The Bruin defense never allowed more than one goal in any match ... Ended the season with four shots.

Played in all 24 matches, making 21 starts ... Started four of the Bruins' five NCAA Tournament matches, including the NCAA Semifinal against USC ... Played primarily on defense ... Helped the Bruin defense surrender just 16 goals in 24 matches ... Also helped UCLA rank in the top 20 nationally (#17) in goals against average in 2007 (0.65) ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Academic selection.

Played in 22 matches making 17 starts ... Member of a Bruin defense that surrendered just 19 goals in 25 matches (0.76 per game) ... Also helped UCLA's defense record 13 shutouts, good enough for third in the Pac-10 ... Scored UCLA's first goal, her only one of the season, in a 4-1 victory over No. 10 Cal on Oct. 6 ... Started NCAA Tournament games against Cal State Fullerton (2nd Rd.) and Florida (Rd. of 16) ... Also played against Portland in the quarterfinals ... Hampered towards the end of the season due to injury.

High School/Club
Four-year letterwinner at St. Mary's High School in Stockton, Calif. ... Top 50 recruit in the country according to Soccer Buzz Magazine ... 2005 NSCAA/adidas Scholar All-American ... Region-IV ODP Team member ... Three-time conference MVP ... Plays club soccer for the California Cougars ... Also played for the San Juan Spirits.

Full name is Lydia Marie Cook ...Born Feb. 4, 1988 in Stockton, Calif. ... Parents are Mark and Margo Cook ... Brother's name is Alex ... Enjoys working out, hanging out with friends, and playing with her puppy Maggie ... History major.

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