Where Are They Now? Lacey Woolf

June 20, 2007

Throughout this off-season, kuathletics.com will check in with former Jayhawks and see what they have been up to since their days in the Crimson and Blue. Today we profile Lacey Woolf, who played at KU from 2001-03.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office” />

After spending her freshman season at <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Nebraska, Woolf transferred to Kansas and spent her final three years with the Jayhawks. Woolf’s career spanned two of Kansas’ most successful campaigns. She helped the team reach its first NCAA Tournament in 2001 and advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2003.

In her three years at KU, Woolf appeared in 61 matches making 35 starts. She scored her only goal on Oct. 12, 2001, in a 3-2 KU victory at Texas Tech. The Des Moines, Iowa native, completed her Jayhawk career with six points.

Where are you living and working now?

LW: I live in Des Moines, Iowa. I am finishing my master’s in education and will be teaching high school biology in the fall.

How has your academic experience and/or your degree from KU assisted you in your chosen career?

LW: It has helped a lot! I graduated with a degree in human biology and I want to teach high school science.

What is your favorite memory from being at Kansas?

LW: Being around the all of the girls. The road trips, practices, locker room conversations, team dinners, whatever we were doing, it was fun!

Name one lesson that playing soccer at KU has taught you.

LW: Hard work pays off.

What is your lasting memory of playing soccer at KU?

LW: Finishing my career at UCLA in the Sweet 16, and walking off Super Target Field for the last time.

What made you decide to come to KU to play soccer?

LW: I loved the campus, and the girls on the team were great as well as the coaches.

What is your best story about Coach Francis?

LW: I have two:

1) The time Coach Francis was belly dancing at a restaurant in San Antonio during the Big 12 Tournament.

2) Coach Francis yelling at us to go for the “jugular”.

What advice would you give to the current team?

LW: Work hard, play hard, but don’t forget to have fun along the way.