Departed Cal early to play professionally.
What the Coaches Are Saying:
With an increased understanding of life at Cal, she will be an even better asset to the team
Has the ability to be one of the top players in the country
Omarsdottir is a complete player
Her game is a mixture of skill, power and speed
An excellent passer and very creative offensively
As a Junior (2010):
Started 15 matches, seeing time in 17
Tied for third on the team with eight points
Contributed two goals and four assists
Had the game-winning goal against Washington State
Received a Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention
As a Sophomore (2009):
Third on the team with five goals, also notched two assists
Had two game-winning scores - versus Portland State and at Oregon State
Started 17 and saw action in of Cal's 21 games
Named All-Pac-10 honorable mention
Played at the European Championships with her native Iceland national team
Placed on the Sept. 14 TopDrawerSoccer.com Soccer America teams of the week after scoring two goals, one of which was a gamewinner, and one assist in wins over Portland State and SMU
Lauded as a member of the All-Pacific Region third team
Earned a Pac-10 all-academic honorable mention
As a Freshman (2008):
Recognized by Soccer Buzz with placement on the All-West Region All-Freshman Team
Played in 19 of the Bears' 20 games, earning the starting nod against Saint Joseph's
Tallied her goal of the season against Oregon
Notched an assist versus Saint Joseph's
Selected one of Soccer Buzz's top 20 international recruits
Has played in nine games with the Iceland national team, four games with the under-21 team, nine with the under-19 squad and eight with the under-17 team
Garnered extensive experience with an adult club team, Knattspymufelag Reykjavikur, which she began competing on when she was 14
At age 14, was the youngest player in the European Cup
Named MVP of Knattspymufelag Reykjavikur's under-20 club team
In 2006 and 2007, her team was the Team of the Year of the Icelandic Soccer League
Named the Sportswoman of the Year of her former hometown, Seltjarname
MVP at Churchill High School
Parents are Omar Benediktsson and Gudrun M. Thorvaldsdottir Omarsdottir's Career Statistics:
Year G GS Shots Goals Ast Pts
Katrin Omarsdottir off the Pitch:
Full Name: Katrin Omarsdottir
Nickname(s): Ice (Ice baby)
I Chose Cal because...it's the best.
Favorite thing about Berkeley is...People's Park. It's so diverse and interesting.
Something on my iPod that might surprise you is... nothing, it's all pretty basic. Mainly Celine Dion.
Most interesting thing I did this summer was...play in the European Cup.
When I'm upset, I like to...fall asleep.
I get mad when I miss this TV show: "So You Think You Can Dance?" It has become a passion for me this summer.
The best moment in sports history will be when...Cal women's soccer wins the national championship in 2009.
Cal is better than other schools because...it's great in every single way. It has great professors, amazing food, the most beautiful and the smartest people and the best soccer team.
Something I learned from my parents is...to be polite and nice to people, that's the least you can do. I try to do my best.
If I wasn't a soccer player, I would be...bored
Do you have any hidden talents? Yes, the girls on my team don't know that I am a very good singer and I'm also a very talented dancer. I'll show them one day.
What is one thing about your hometown that you miss? My mom's food
Which words of phrases do you overuse? I like the word "hella." I think it should be in the English dictionary.