2 - Megan Kakadelas
Megan Kakadelas
Birth Date: 07/26/1983
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.
High School: La Costa Canyon
Previous College: USC
Position: Forward

AS A SENIOR IN 2004: An NSCAA First-Team All-American... also the NSCAA's Scholar-Athlete of the Year... NSCAA/adidas Women's College Scholar All-America first Team... a CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII First Team honoree... a first-team All-WCC selection... also a WCC All-Academic honoree... named to the NSCAA/adidas All-West Region first team... a Soccer Buzz second team All-West Region honoree... named Most Valuable Offensive Player by teammates... started 21 contests at forward and saw action in all 25 matches... netted seven goals and seven assists for a team-leading 21 points... ranked fourth in the WCC in assists and fifth in points... scored first goal of the season at Cal Poly, less than two minutes after the Mustangs took the early lead... finished the night with five shots... earned All-Tournament honors at Notre Dame Classic... assisted on both goals against SMU and followed with a goal against Notre Dame... scored the team's third goal against Rhode Island... missed starts at Stanford Nike Classic due to injury... made an immediate impact in the contest against Yale... started the second half and drew a foul in the box within first three minutes of period that led to game-winning PK... added a score against Marquette... took three shots on goal against No. 7 California... assisted on game-winner at San Francisco... added a goal against San Jose State... scored the game-winner at Loyola Marymount... earned West Coast Conference Player of the Week honors for those efforts... assisted on both goals in the first round of the NCAA Championship against Cal... added an assist against Stanford in the second round... scored 31 seconds into overtime to lift the Broncos past No. 1 North Carolina in the third round.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2003: An honorable mention All-West Coast Conference honoree... an NSCAA Third Team Academic All-American... a CoSIDA District VIII All-Academic first team member... started 20 contests at forward and saw action in 23... missed start against Notre Dame due to an equipment issue... also sat out against TCU due to sore hip flexors... finished with four goals and five assists for 13 points... scored the team's third goal at San Jose State, on a breakaway... added another breakaway, at Virginia, for the early Bronco lead... scored a goal and an assist against Georgia... assisted on SCU's second goal at Stanford... scored in the 87th minute at San Diego... posted one assist against LMU and two against Pepperdine... posted two shots against North Carolina in an NCAA Quarterfinal.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2002: A second-team NSCAA All-West Region honoree... a second-team All-WCC selection... missed the match against Stanford while with the U.S. U19 National Team, winning the first-ever FIFA U19 World Championship in Canada... earned all-tournament team honors at the Notre Dame Classic... scored the game-winner in her Bronco debut against Notre Dame and assisted on Candau's first score... saw action in 25 contests since joining the squad, with a string of 15 straight starts... did not start against LMU after spraining left elbow against Pepperdine... took a fall with arm outstretched... returned to the starting lineup against Portland and recorded 22 total starts... added the game-winner at Cal Poly... recorded seven goals and a team-leading 14 assists for 28 points, tied for second on the team... the 14 assists ties for 10th best in conference history... posted third game-winner of season against Montana... added three goals and three assists in one weekend, including one assist against SJSU, one goal vs. Saint Mary's and a two-goal, two-assist performance against San Francisco... assisted on the game-winner against fourth-ranked Portland and against Pacific... posted two assists in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against Creighton... added two more assists against Arizona State in the second round.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2001: Named the Pac-10's Freshman of the Year... started in 16 of 18 matches... scored three goals on the season, including two game-winners... scored the lone goal in a 1-0 on Nov. 2 against Washington State... posted the game winner in an Oct. 14 contest against Arizona... recorded first collegiate goal on Sept. 9 vs. Nebraska... tallied a season-high five shots on two occasions, against Washington and Nebraska.

NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE: A member of the U19 U.S. National Team... has been a part of the National Team programs for the last two years... has played in nine full international matches and has scored four goals... scored one goal and two assists in her first start at the first-ever FIFA Under-19 Women's World Championships, a 6-0 win over Chinese Taipei... helped the U.S. capture a berth in the World Championship as a starter at the 2002 CONCACAF Qualifying Tournament in Tobago, with wins over Suriname, Haiti and Costa Rica... had two goals and an assist against Suriname... added one more tally against Costa Rica... scored twice against Canada and Jamaica in tune-ups for CONCACAF.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Mike Nicholson at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif... team won CIF Division I championship as a sophomore and senior... earned CIF, North County Times, San Diego Union-Tribune and Avocado League Player of the Year honors as a senior... also received NSCAA U17 All-America honors... played eight years with San Diego Surf Club, winning seven state titles and one national title... was named the club's MVP during its national championship season in 2000.

PERSONAL: Full name is Megan Kakadelas... born July 26, 1983 in Los Angeles, Calif... parents are Kim and Teresa Kakadelas... majoring in accounting and spent this past summer as an intern at Price Waterhouse coopers.

 

 

Kakadelas' Career Statistics

 

Year M-S Shots Goals GW Goals Assists Points
2001 (USC) 18-16 33 3 2 0 6
2002 25-22 38 7 3 14 28
2003 23-20 31 4 1 5 13
2004 25-21 37 7 2 7 21
Career 91-79 139 21 8 26 68

 

 

Kakadelas' Career Honors

All-WCC Honorable Mention, 2003
CoSIDA District VIII All-Academic First Team, 2003
NSCAA All-West Region Second Team, 2002
All-WCC Second Team, 2002
Notre Dame Classic All-Tournament Team, 2002
Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, 2001