|| Kara Lang
Canadian National Team
Started three matches for the Canadian Women's National Team in 2009 ... At 15, became the youngest player ever to play with Full Canadian National Team ... Also holds the world record as the youngest player to score in a full international match (Mar. 3, 2002 vs. Wales) ... Appeared in all six matches at the 2003 Women's World Cup, scoring two goals ... Scored four goals in a 9-0 win over Jamaica at the 2002 Gold Cup ... Helped her country capture the silver medal at the Under-19 World Championships in 2002 ... Also played at the U-19 World Championships in 2004, scoring three goals ... Helped Canada earn a bronze medal at the 2007 Pan American Games in Brazil.
Started the first nine matches of the season before suffering a season-ending knee injury in a match at Cal State Northridge on Sept. 25, effectively ending her college career ... Had tallied three goals and two assists prior to the injury ... Also notched the game-winning goal in a 6-1 win over Utah on Sept. 18.
Appeared in 24 matches, making 23 starts ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Academic selection ... Second-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII selection ... Tied with Lauren Cheney for the team lead in assists with nine ... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring with 19 points (5g, 9a) ... Tallied her only game-winning goal of the year in a 3-0 victory over New Mexico on Sept. 21 ... Had a goal and two assists in a 5-0 victory over Fresno State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Also had an assist in a 6-1 victory over Duke in the quarterfinals ... Ranks second all-time at UCLA in points (24) and goals (10) during NCAA Tournament play ...
Played in 17 matches starting 16 ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection ... Scored both goals in a 2-1 overtime victory over Portland on Sept. 28, her first college match since the 2005 NCAA Final (missed the entire 2006 season with an ACL injury) ... Ended the season with 17 points on seven goals and three assists ... Tallied the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over Washington State on Nov. 9 ... Also scored the Bruins' second goal in a 3-2 double-overtime victory over Portland in the NCAA Quarterfinals ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Academic selection.
Missed the year with an ACL injury.
Honorable mention All-American by Soccer Buzz ... Also a member of the Soccer Buzz Freshman All-America Team ... Honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection and All-Pac-10 Freshman Team member ... Started and played in 24 of 26 matches ... Ended the season ranked second on the team in scoring with 40 points (17g, 6a) ... Set UCLA freshman records for both goals and assists ... Led the team in scoring during the NCAA Tournament, scoring goals in every match leading up to the final ... Finished the tournament with 17 points (8g, 1a) ... Tallied a hat trick in a 4-1 victory over USD on Aug. 28 ... Ended the season with five multiple-goal games ... Also had three game-winning goals ... Member of Soccer America's Preseason All-America Team.
The No. 1 recruit in the nation according to Student Sports Magazine ... Attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Oakville, Ontario ... Played just one season of high school soccer due to club and national team commitments ... Also played two years of basketball in high school ... Played club for the Vancouver Whitecaps ... Helped the Whitecaps to the W-League Championship in 2004.
Full name is Kara Elise Lang ... Born October 22, 1986 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada ... Daughter of Brian and Moya Lang ... Has one brother, Pierce ... Hopes one day to help Canada win a World Cup ... Greatest athletic thrill was reaching the semifinals of the 2003 World Cup ... Enjoys listening to music, fashion and skate boarding ... History major.