UCLA Women's Soccer BIO
Zakiya Bywaters
Player Profile:
Zakiya Bywaters 1266978
Position: Midfielder/Forward
Height: 5'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
High School: Rancho

U.S. National Team
Was a member of the U.S. team that won the 2010 CONCACAF U-20 Championships in Guatemala in January of 2010 ... Played in four matches during qualifying and had one assist ... Played in 14 total matches for the USA in 2010 heading into the World Cup, including 12 international games ... Scored one international goal, that coming against Mexico in a pre-World Cup friendly ... Called into her first U.S. U-20 Women's National Team camp in January of 2009 ... Represented the U.S. Under-17 National Team at the Future Stars Tournament in New Zealand in 2008 ... Earned five caps and scored one goal for the USA at the U-17 level, but was one of the last roster cuts for the World Cup Team ... Played for the Under-16 U.S. National Team in 2007 ... Attended the U.S. U-14 Development I.D. Camp in 2005.

First-team NSCAA All-American and All-Pacific Region ... Named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season first team ... Pac-12 Player of the Year ... First-Team All-Pac-12 selection ... MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist ... Twice named the Pac-12 Player of the Week and was the Soccer America National Player of the Week for Sept. 10-16 after recording four goals and one assist in games against Princeton and Pepperdine ... Led the Pac-12 in goals (15), points (34) and game-winning goals (6) ... Totaled five multiple-goal games, scoring twice against Princeton, Pepperdine, Arizona, Oregon State and San Diego State ... Recorded game-winners against Illinois, Pepperdine, Arizona, Arizona State, California and San Diego State ... Moved into UCLA's Top 10 list for career assists (tied for 7th, 21), career multiple-goal games (tied for 7th, 5) and single-season game-winning goals (tied for 10th, 6).

First-Team All-Pac-12 selection ... Also a member of the All-Pacific Region First-Team ... One of five players to start all 21 matches ... Finished the season with 12 points on three goals and six assists ... Her six assists ranked second on the team ... Assisted on three goals in the team's 5-2 victory over cross-town rival USC on Nov. 4 ... Also scored the team's only goal in a 4-1 loss to top-ranked Stanford on Oct. 9 ... Other two goals came in wins over Tennessee and Arizona.

Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection ... Only field player to start all 23 matches ... Ended the season with 10 points on three goals and four assists ... Lone game-winning goal came in the team's 7-0 victory over Cal Poly in the season opener ... Also had an assist in that match.

Named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team ... Only freshman to play in all 25 matches ... Made 23 starts ... Ended the season with 11 points on three goals and seven assists ... Registered a goal and an assist in a 3-2 double-overtime victory over ASU ... Also had a goal and an assist in 5-1 win over Oregon.

High School/Club
Parade All-American (2009) ... ESPN RISE Top 50 Recruit (No. 17 overall) in class of 2009 ... Listed as a four-star recruit (No. 21 overall) in the class of 2009 by Top Drawer Soccer ... NSCAA/adidas Youth Girls All-Region IV selection (2008) ... NSCAA/adidas Girls Youth All-American (2008) ... NSCAA/adidas Girls Youth All-American (2007) ... Played club soccer for Southern California Blues ... Named to the adidas ESP Camp (2007).

Full name is Zakiya Abeni Bywaters ... Born July 24, 1991 in Las Vegas, Nev. ... Daughter of Thomas and Beverly Bywaters ... Brothers are Omar and Jelani ... Sister's name is Kamilah ... Admires Argentina's Lionel Messi ... Enjoys singing, dancing and reading in her spare time ... Majoring in African-American Studies.

Career Statistics:

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points
2009 25-23 20 2 7 11
2010 23-23 52 3 4 10
2011 21-21 43 3 6 12
2012 23-21 90 15 4 34
Totals 92-88 205 23 21 67
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