Co-captain with Brianna Bak
What the Coaches Are Saying:
Oakes stands as one of the best center midfielders in the country
Her experience with the U.S. under-23 national team has served her well
Fit, healthy, strong and motivated in 2009
Providing superb leadership to the Bears as a 2009 co-captain
Good on the ball and an excellent distributor
Takes players on and excels at finishing her shots.
As a Junior (2008):
Named to the Soccer Buzz All-West Region Team third team and given Pac-10 Conference's All-Academic honorable mention
Played in all 20 games, starting 18
Had two goals and two assists
Had the game-winning shot in the 1-0 victory over Cal State Northridge as well as in the 1-0 win against Oregon State
Tallied her two assists on game-winning goals (BYU and Arizona)
As a Sophomore (2007):
Selected Cal's Co-Most Improved Player
Tallied career highs of seven points, two goals and three assists
All three of her team-high three assists were game winners (Columbia, at Oregon and vs. Santa Clara in the first round of the NCAA Tournament)
Minutes increased at the end of the season, including a season high of 87 in the second round NCAA game against Stanford
As a Freshman (2006):
Saw action in 12 games
Named a top 100 recruit nationally by Soccer Buzz
Teamed with former Bear Courtney Hooker to lead the SoCal United Soccer Club to the 2004 U18 national championship
Started at forward as a sophomore - the youngest player - on that national championship team, while Hooker was a senior
The following year, played center back for SoCal United, which was ranked in the top three nationally
In 2005, played center mid for the same club, which continued to be one of the top U18 teams in Southern California
At El Camino Real High School, was a three-time all-league and all-city selection and received league MVP and city Player of the Year accolades
Named an MVP by the Los Angeles Times as a senior and a Daily News MVP as a junior and senior
In 2003 and 2004, notched the most goals and assists on her high school team
Three-year member of the ODP state pool
Enjoys painting, sketching, yoga and wakeboarding
Parents are George and Cheryl Oakes
Her sister, Jill, played soccer at UCLA Oakes' Career Statistics:
Year G GS Shots Goals Ast Pts
Katie Oakes off the Pitch:
Full Name: Kathleen Marie Oakes
Nickname(s): Oaksie, Damas
I Chose Cal because...who wouldn't?
My favorite things about the Bay Area are...the food, the people and San Francisco.
Something on my iPod that might surprise you is...Coldplay.
Most interesting thing I did this summer was...go to Italy and re-decorate my home.
When I'm upset, I like to...go to Bikram yoga.
I get mad when I miss this TV show: VH1's "Charm School"
The best moment in sports history was...going to hockey games with my dad.
Cal is better than other schools because...it develops individuals into better human beings and professionals, if they want it to.
Something I learned from my parents is...I better "figure it out..."
If I wasn't a soccer player, I would be...an art therapist, yoga instructor, hair stylist, chef, book illustrator, clothing designer and/or interior decorator.
What is one thing about your hometown that you miss? My family, the beach and sushi restaurants
Which words of phrases do you overuse? Homer Simpson's use of "doh!"