Women's Soccer

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    Kim Clark
    Kim Clark

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Cupertino

    High School:
    Monta Vista

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    Midfielder/Forward

    Birthdate:
    10/05/1977

    THIS SEASON: A two-time All-American third teamer, Clark is fully recovered from the broken leg that cost her the final four games of last season, including USC's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament ... As a 1999 senior who will start at midfielder but can also move up to play forward, she should again be one of the country's top players.

    CAREER: She owns the school career record for assists (27), is second on the career points list (85) and is tied for second on the career goals list (29).

    JIM MILLINDER SAYS: "Kim has the potential to be the best midfielder in all of college. Even when she's not at 100 percent, she's still head and shoulders above everyone else on the field. It just depends on how determined Kim is, and how far she wants to carry this team. I look for her to have a huge year. She has the talent to play at the next level."

    1998: Injuries plagued Clark in her 1998 junior season, but she still went on to earn 1998 NSCAA All-American third team, Soccer Buzz All-American honorable mention, NSCAA All-West Region first team, Soccer Buzz All-West Region first team, All-Pac-10 first team and Long Beach Press-Telegram Area Player of the Year honors ... Clark recovered from a back injury that limited her in the preseason, but missed the final four games of the season (including USC's two NCAA Tournament games) after breaking her leg in the closing moments of the victory against UCLA ... She still finished with 26 points (second on USC and tied for fourth in the Pac-10) on 10 goals (first on USC and tied for sixth in the Pac-10) and six assists (tied for second on USC and tied for fifth in the Pac-10) ... She had two goals and one assist against UCLA (leading to Soccer America Team of the Week honors) ... Other top performances included two goals against Towson, a goal and an assist against both Pepperdine and Washington and two assists against California ... Soccer Buzz named her the 1998 preseason Pac-10 Player of the Year.

    1997: Clark had a phenomenal year as a 1997 sophomore and was the catalyst for USC's success ... She earned 1997 NSCAA All-American third team, Soccer Buzz All-American third team, Soccer News All-American honorable mention, NSCAA All-West Region first team, Soccer Buzz All-West Region first team, Soccer News All-West Region first team and All-Pac-10 first team honors after scoring 13 goals (second on USC, fourth in the Pac-10 and ninth in the West Region) and setting a new school single-season record with 17 assists (first in the Pac-10, first in the West Region and tied for 11th in the nation) for a total of 43 points (first on USC, second in the Pac-10 and tied for second in the West Region) ... Kim also set school records with points in 12 consecutive games, which included all nine Pac-10 games, and assists in six consecutive games (since tied by Isabelle Harvey) ... She had a school-record-tying three assists against Cal State Fullerton ... Clark played a part in 49 percent of USC's goals (30 of 61) ... Her other top performances included two goals and an assist at Iowa State and Stanford, two goals at San Diego State, a goal and an assist against Oregon, Arizona and Washington and two assists against Loyola Marymount ... Clark earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after getting a total of three goals and an assist at Iowa State and Nebraska ... She led USC with 77 shots attempted ... In the summer of 1997, Clark played for the Cal-North Olympic Development Program team that participated in a multi-state tournament in Utah in the summer of 1997 ... She was then selected as one of the top 18 players to represent the West Region at the U.S. Soccer Festival in Minnesota in August ... Kim was also offered the chance to play in the adidas Summer League (but was unable due to an illness in the family).

    1996: Kim started 18 games at midfielder as a 1996 redshirt freshman and made an impact with six goals (tied for third on USC and tied for 10th in the Pac-10) and four assists for 16 points (fourth on the team) while taking 49 shots (third on the team) ... She had two game-winning goals, against Pepperdine and Utah ... Clark had two assists at Washington ... Kim had not played soccer in more than a year, as she did not play soccer as a true freshman in 1995.

    USC BASKETBALL: Clark was part of the USC women's basketball team from 1996-99, but will now concentrate solely on soccer ... She was known as a defensive stopper and aggressive performer ... Her broken leg suffered in soccer season cost her her entire 1998-99 junior season ... In 1997-98, she played in 14 games (starting seven) and averaged 8.9 points and 2.1 rebounds a game, but missed 13 games with a back injury ... She appeared in 17 games off the bench as a 1996-97 redshirt freshman and averaged 1.4 points and 0.8 rebounds a game ... As a 1995-96 freshman, she played in USC's first five games before an injury to her right shoulder sidelined her for the remainder of the season and forced her to redshirt.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Kim only played club soccer while in high school and was named the MVP at the 1994 U.S. Under-17 National Championships, when her club team, the DeAnza Magic, won the national title (the team was the national runner-up in 1995) ... She played with former USC teammate Karin Puccinelli as the Magic also won five state and two regional championships ... Kim was a two-sport star at Monta Vista High in Cupertino, Calif. ... In basketball, she was a four-time (1992-95) All-League and three-time (1992-94) All-CIF Central Coast Section pick ... Clark started every game during her four-year career, scoring more than 1,800 points ... As a senior, she averaged 18 points, six rebounds and five steals while earning 1995 All-County honors ... As a junior, she averaged 12 points and five assists and was named to the 1994 All-State Underclassmen team ... Kim was named the 1992 State co-Freshman of the Year (along with her twin sister, Kristin) ... She also played varsity tennis as a freshman and sophomore, winning All-League honors both years in singles and doubles.

    PERSONAL: Kim, is majoring in communications/broadcast journalism at USC ... Her twin sister, Kristin, was a guard on the USC women's basketball team from 1996-99 ... Kim was born in Panama City, Fla., on Oct. 5, 1977.

                  G-S  SHOTS  GOALS  ASSISTS  POINTS  GW
    1996 (Fr.)  20-18    49     6       4       16     2
    1997 (So.)  20-20    77    13      17       43     2
    1998 (Jr.)  18-17    63    10       6       26     1
    CAREER      58-55   189    29      27       85     5