Newcomer at outside back who honed her skills with nationally-ranked high school and club programs ... starred in Dallas Texans system that is similar to the one utilized by the Irish ... disciplined player with high workrate ... looking to adjust to greater physical demands of college soccer while improving her attacking skills down the flanks ... she and classmate Claire Gallerano helped lead Texans to 2003 national title.
PREP & PERSONAL: Key member of nationally-ranked Plano West High School and Dallas Texans club teams, with both rising to No. 1 national rankings ... helped PWHS win conference, regional and state titles in 2001 and '02 the first two years of the school's existence (both went undefeated) ... team captain as senior but did not play due to injury ... all-city pick as a junior ... nine-year starter for Texans team that has won five North Texas state titles and three regional crowns (2-0 win over CASL Spartans, N.C., in '03 regional title game) ... headed to Germantown, Md., for 2003 USYSA National Championship, with the Texans playing to 1-1 ties in under-18 round-robin versus Colorado Soccer Academy and Bethesda (Md.) Dragons before posting a 3-0 win over Tsunami Sota (Minn.) and then beating that same team in the title game (2-0) ... her club coach Kenneth Medina formerly was coached by Notre Dame head coach Randy Waldrum ... member of North Texas all-state team every year since '97 ... competed with North Texas team in 2003 Region III ODP Championships ... invited to '01 ODP regional camp but unable to attend ... four-year honor roll student and member of National Honor Society ... her father Dean Kennedy is member of Augsburg Wrestling Hall of Fame and was national finalist in wrestling while her uncle Shea Kennedy also was a wrestler at Augsburg ... her younger sister Tracie Kennedy also plays for Dallas Texans system ... daughter of Dean and Terry Kennedy ... full name is Kari Jo Kennedy ... born Oct. 3, 1984, in Plano, Texas ... enrolled in First Year of Studies ... intends to major in pre-professional studies.
Kennedy's Career Statistics
In the Postseason