What the Coaches Are Saying:
As she has grown and matured, Kevorkian provides tremendous visual leadership with the ball
Is extremely tough and competitive
Dominant goal scorer who creates chances out of a variety of opportunities
Shows great energy up front and is fully committed to attacking
As a Redshirt Sophomore (2008)
Led the team with three game-winning goals
Was second with 13 points, six goals and 16 shots on goal
Returned from a knee injury with a vengeance, starting 12 of 18 games in which she played
Named to the Pac-10 Conference's All-Academic Second Team
As a Sophomore (2007):
Started the first three games before suffering a season-ending injury to her knee...earned a redshirt year
Co-recipient of the Golden Bear Award
As a Freshman (2006):
Started eight of the 18 games she entered
Tallied five points, including the game-winning goal and an assist against Oregon State
Registered the game-winning assist in the 89th minute in a 1-0 triumph over No. 11 Stanford
Notched her other assist in a 3-1 NCAA Tournament win over Auburn
Took a season-high four shots against Oregon and at Florida State in the second round of NCAAs
Member of various ODP pools from 2000-06
Attended regional camps in 2002 and 2003 and a national team development camp in 2002
Netted 143 goals during her four-year career at Monrovia High School, including 54 as a senior
As a senior, earned her second first-team All-CIF selection and was named Star News Player of the Year, league MVP and all-area
Scored 41 goals as a junior to earn first-team All-CIF, team MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Rio Hondo League Offensive Player of the Year and her second scholar-athlete award
During her first three prep seasons, amassed 89 goals and three league offensive player of the year accolades
Led Slammers FC to the 2002 USYSA national crown and to runner-up finishes in 2004 and 2005
Slammers also claimed the 2003 Surf Cup, the 2004 Jefferson Cup and the 2001, 2004 and 2005 National State Cup
Traveled to Georgia in 2004 to study the Civil War
Aspires to be a "Jeopardy" contestant and to beat Ken Jennings' record
Other hobbies include playing the guitar, composing songs, skateboarding, fishing and kickboxing
Parents are James and Nancy Kevorkian Kevorkian's Career Statistics:
Year G GS Shots Goals Ast Pts 2006 18 8 35 1 3 5 2007 3 3 1 0 0 0 2008 18 12 25 6 1 13 Totals 39 23 61 7 4 18
Lisa Kevorkian off the Pitch:
Full Name: Lisa Michelle Kevorkian
I Chose Cal because...during the process of choosing a college, I had it in my head that I would not go to school in California and then I ended up going to the University of California. Talk about irony. I wanted to try out the other coast. My parents wanted me to give Cal a chance, so I did to kind of humor them. It was love at first sight. One moment on my visit that stands out is climbing to the top of Memorial Stadium at sunset and looking out across the bay. That's when it clicked. I knew I was supposed to come here.
My favorite thing about Berkeley is...there is always something going on! To quote Clark Kerr, "If you are bored with Berkeley, you are bored with life."
Something on my iPod that might surprise you...is everything. My music always gets vetoed in social situations. I have everything from gospel to country to jazz to classic rock to bluegrass to show tunes. My best example would probably be my own album, "Pocket Full of Raisins." I like to write songs and play guitar. They are available for purchase. $10. Just kidding.
The most interesting thing I did this summer was...while most of my team would probably say our trip to Italy, but I'm going to have to say traveling back East to Beaver Falls, Penn., with my grandma, mom, aunt, and some cousins. My grandma grew up there, so we attended a family reunion and explored her old stompin' grounds. I got to meet family from across the country and kick it with the Amish. It was pretty rad.
When I'm upset, I like to...go on a long run with my iPod. It provides a setting for me to be alone, think things through and produce some much-needed endorphins.
I get mad when I miss this TV show: I don't really have any weekly shows right now. But the most recent was "Lost."
The best moment in sports history was when...the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team won the 1999 World Cup. I got to go since it was held near my house at the Rose Bowl. I had been to a few UCLA football games there, and I thought it was so cool that a women's soccer team could sell out the Rose Bowl and a men's football team couldn't. That was the game Brandi Chastain scored the fifth goal in shootouts vs. China. It was an awesome experience to witness first-hand. Those women were my heroes.
Cal is better than other schools because...it overlooks the bay, it's the best public school in the world, the student population is extremely diverse, and it's just a BART ride away from San Francisco, among other things.
Something I learned from my parents is...the importance of a solid work ethic. My grandpa taught my dad, who in turn instilled it in me. Both of them lived lives of honest, hard-working men, and I respect them greatly for that.
If I wasn't a soccer player, I would be...investing my time entirely into something else. I'm one of those people who picks one thing and sticks with it, devoting to it all my time and energy. I happened to choose soccer. If I hadn't chosen soccer, I probably would have chosen a musical instrument and practiced it day and night until I was really good at it. Piano or guitar probably.
Do you have any hidden talents? I can ride a unicycle. That and maybe being able to do 1 1/2 flips off diving boards.
What is one thing about your hometown that you miss? I'm from a suburb of LA called Monrovia, which I like to think of as a small town in a big city. Everyone knows everyone in Monrovia. I like that when I'm on a run or doing errands, I'll always see at least a few people I know. The familiarity is nice.
Which words of phrases do you overuse? "Oh my goosh!" (Yes, that's 'goosh', not a typo), "...disappeared like a fart in the wind" and "you kids these days."