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Kara Priest
Player Profile:
Kara Priest 1880339
Position: MF/F
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Overland Park, Kan.
High School: Blue Valley Northwest
Experience: 2 Letters

2016: Played in all 22 games, starting 15 … Recorded 12 points on the season, the second-most on the team, tallying four goals, which tied for second-most on the team, and four assists … Recorded a .533 shots-on-goal percentage, putting 16-of-30 shots on-goal … Recorded an assist at UT Martin (9/4) … Scored her first goal of the season in a 4-0 win against Oral Roberts (9/25) … Scored a goal in a 2-1 win over UT Rio Grande Valley (10/7) … Recorded seven shots against New Mexico State (10/9), with three on-goal … Scored goals in back-to-back games, against Chicago State (10/29), where she also recorded three assists, and against UTRGV (11/3) in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.

2015: Started 12 games and appeared in 18... Scored five goals on the season and tied the team-high with seven assists for a total of 17 points, which ranked third on the team... Put 30 of her 48 shots on goal for a .625 shots-on-goal percentage... Scored the only goal for UMKC in 2-1 loss to Missouri State (Aug. 28)... Recorded a career-high four points with a goal and two assists against Chicago State (Sept. 27) earning her WAC Offensive Player of the Week for September 21-27... Recorded an assist in the 71st minute of UMKC's 1-0 victory at UTRGV (Oct. 16)... Earned a spot on the WAC Academic All-Conference list.

2014: Started 16 games and appeared in all 21... Scored eight goals on the season, which tied for the lead on the team... Took 46 shots and put 25 on goal for a .543 shots-on-goal percentage... Scored her first collegiate goal in the first game of the season against Missouri State (Aug. 22) which proved to be the game winner in the 1-0 victory... Earned a spot on the WAC All-Tournament Team.

High School: Earned Eastern Kansas League honorable mention as a freshman en route to the 2011 6A State Championship... The first freshman to score a hat trick... Named the MO-KAN All-Tournament team, first-team EKL as a sophomore... Named team captain of the 2013 6A State Championship squad as a junior... Regional champions... EKL first team... Named the Gatorade Player of Determination... Named KC Metro Athlete of the Week as a senior... Set school records for goals in a season (29), goals in a career (65), again served as team captain... Named the MOKAN All-Tournament team... Named the Gatorade Player of Dedication... EKL first-team... all-state and all-region... Holds school records for most goals per season, most points per season, and most career hat tricks... Won back-to-back state titles with Sporting Blue Valley in 2013-14... 2014 Kansas All-State Academic... Named the principal’s honor roll in 2011-14.

Personal: Born May 22, 1996 in Overland Park, Kansas, the daughter of Roxanne and Barry Priest... Sister to Morgan, Haley, and Reagan... uncle Jason Priest played football at the University of Kansas... Majoring in education.

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