Student-Athlete Advisory Council Puts on Second-Annual Event
Brunache and White earn all-academic laurels for third-straight year
Golden Bears complete season 12-6-4
Golden Bears face Eagles at Stanford
Golden Bears earn eighth-straight bid to NCAAs
What the Coaches Are Saying:
Has the potential to be an explosive center forward
Has continued to work on the technical and tactical parts of her game
Benz is a fast, aggressive forward who likes to take defenders on 1-v-1
Has a good skill set and a great attitude
Should cause problems for any defensive line
As a Junior (2010):
Played in seven games, starting three
Scored her lone goal versus Hawaii
As a Sophomore (2009):
Was limited by injury
Played in nine games
Took two shots
As a Freshman (2008):
Registered the game-winning goal against Arizona with a shot to the back left corner
Played in 13 games and started against BYU
Scored her first goal as a Golden Bear when she brought Cal to within one with a goal in the 2-2 tie versus Arizona State
Spent time with the Region IV ODP team in 2006 and the state team in 2005 and 2006
At Sonoma Valley High School, was a three-time All-Empire League selection, including two first-team honors
Her school's Co-Offensive MVP in 2006 when she posted 30 goals
Earned Offensive MVP accolades again in 2007 when she netted 27 goals
Member of the Santa Rosa Soccer Club's 2007 State Cup championship team
Also participated in track and field in high school Parents are Bob Benz and Rena d'Entremont
Benz's Career Statistics:
Katie Benz off the Pitch:
Full Name: Kathryn Anne Benz
I Chose Cal because...of its great academics and welcoming atmosphere.
My favorite thing about Berkeley is...that it's close to S.F.
Something on my iPod that might surprise you...is Usher.
When I'm upset, I like to...listen to music.
I get mad when I miss this TV show: "American Idol"
Cal is better than other schools because...of its sense of pride.
The one thing I learned from my parents is...to always do what makes you happy.
If I wasn't a soccer player, I would be...a singer.
What is one thing about your hometown that you miss? The heat