Women's Soccer


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    Kayla Mills
    Kayla  Mills

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    West Covina, Calif.

    High School:
    Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

    Height:
    5-9

    Position:
    Defender

    Experience:
    3V

    Major:
    Communication

    08/21/2016

    Trojans Defeat Beijing Normal in Exhibition Play Sunday

    Olga Langenskiöld led the way with two goals on the day.

    08/02/2016

    USC Women's Soccer Ranked No. 11 in NSCAA Preseason Poll

    The ranking comes on the heels of a second-place Pac-12 finish in 2015.

    07/25/2016

    Andrews and Mills Named to the 2016 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List

    The senior All-Americans were two of 36 named to the list for the prestigious award.

    03/23/2016

    Women's Soccer Releases 2016 Spring Slate

    The Trojans being their spring schedule on April 2.

    03/01/2016

    Freeman and Mills Travel to Croatia with U.S. Women's U-23 Team

    Juniors Mandy Freeman and Kayla Mills are set to make trip.

    2016: Was named to the watch list for the prestigious MAC Hermann Trophy Award, given to the nation's top collegiate male and female soccer players.

    NATIONAL TEAMS-
    Current member of the U.S. Women's Youth National Team U-23 squad...In August 2016 was named the top defender in the U.S. Women's National Team Youth pool by TopDrawer Soccer...Previously competed with the U.S. Under-20 Team and U-17 Team.

    2015:
    Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year...2015 All-Pac-12 First Team Selection...NSCAA All-Pacific Region First Team selection....NSCAA All-America Second Team honoree...Named to the Duke Nike Classic All-Tournament Team (4 team tourney, all ranked squads, Duke, North Carolina, USC and California)...Started all 23 games for the Trojans as a defensive back...Finished tied for third on the team with 10 points (two goals, six assists)...The six assists are tied for a team high in that category...Took 48 shots (14 on goal)...First goal of the year was a game-winner on Sept. 11 vs. USD in the 2-1 victory...Also scored against Oregon on Oct. 17...Tallied two assists, a season-high on Oct. 11 vs. Arizona in a 3-1 victory...Also had two assists in the Trojans' come-from-behind victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 13)...Had a season-high five shots twice (Sept. 11 vs. USD, Nov. 13 vs. Cal State Fullerton)...Earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors (Sept. 7-13), after scoring the game-winning goal against USD, along with headlining a stalwart defense that only allowed one goal in 200 minutes over two different games...Also an excellent student, earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention honors.

    2014: Mills earned All-Pac-12 First Team honors and NSCAA All-West Region First Team honors...Excels in the classroom as well as a Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention selection...Appeared in all 21 games, starting 19 of them, mostly as an outside defender...Had two goals and two assists, collecting the most points (six) of any defender as she is a threat to make a run down the flank at any moment...Had goals in back-to-back games (vs. UC Riverside 9/4 and vs. Pacific 9/12).

    2013:
    Mills appeared in all 20 games, starting 19 of them as a true freshman in 2013...She earned a selection on the Pac-12 All-Freshman squad...Collected 16 total points on four goals and eight assists to lead the team...Her eight assists were also a team high, while her four goals were good for third-best...Scored goals in wins vs. San Diego State, Cal State Northridge and Oregon and another in a tie vs. Minnesota...Trojans were 3-0-1 when Mills found the back of the net...Trojans were 5-2-0 when she got on the board with an assist...Had a season and career-high two assists vs. Loyola Marymount.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Mills competed in soccer and track at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy... A two-time All-American... Named 2013 league MVP and to All-CIF Southern Section First Team... Helped team win 2012 CIF Division I championship... Played club for Slammers FC and Barcelona FC... Won regional and national championships in ODP... An honor student.

    PERSONAL: Mills is majoring in human biology... Parents are Karen and Kevin... Has three siblings, Korinne, Kiara and Keyon... Korinne played soccer at Carnegie Mellon... Enjoys reading, watching TV, eating and spending time with friends in her free time... Has always wanted to go on a cruise... Hopes to travel to Greece... Would like to travel and continue to play soccer after graduation... Born Nov. 8, 1995.