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

    12/04/2016

    National Champs!!! No. 7 Trojans Defeat No. 1 West Virginia 3-1 to Earn Program's Second Title

    The Trojans become the first Pac-12 program to win two NCAA women's soccer titles.

    11/18/2016

    No. 7 Trojans Advance to the Round of 16 After Getting Past Texas A&M in Penalty Kicks

    The Trojans and Aggies played to a 0-0 tie before the Trojans advanced 4-3 in penalty kicks.

    11/08/2016

    Prudhomme and Freeman Headline Pac-12 Postseason Awards, Eight Trojans in Total Honored

    Sammy Jo Prudhomme named Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year, while Mandy Freeman Earned Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.

    11/04/2016

    No. 5 Trojans Drop 1-0 Contest to No. 18 UCLA

    The Trojans allowed a 27th minute goal and were never able to make a comeback.

    09/23/2016

    No. 10 USC Sets Program Shutout Record; Defeats Arizona 4-0 in Pac-12 Opener

    The Trojans have tallied seven-straight shutouts to date.

    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.