Senior Profile: Jessica Kilpatrick
Nov. 3, 2006
For the next week, kuathletics.com will profile the five Jayhawk seniors. Today, forward Jessica Kilpatrick is in the spotlight.
Colorado Soccer Academy
Scored two goals against Illinois State in the first round of the 2003 NCAA TournamentScored the game-winning goal in first round of the 2003 Big 12 Tournament against OklahomaNotched eight goals and seven assists in her career
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The opportunity to get a great education and play at the highest level of soccer.
I chose to come to KU because:
I enjoyed Lawrence and thought the campus was beautiful
Favorite Male Soccer Player:
Team other than the U.S. that you cheered for during the World Cup:
Brazil – big disappointment!
If you could do any goal celebration what would it be?
Pullups on the goal post…jk, a simple fist pump is good enough for me, scoring the goal is the fun part
Ride my bike to the locker room, then relax, listen to music, try not to get too caught up in the superstitions
Closest friend on another team:
Aria Hudetz (Missouri)
Favorite TV show:
‘Project Runaway’/’Grey’s Anatomy’
‘The Big Lebowski’
Greatest soccer memory so far:
Winning regionals in Hawaii my senior year of HS
Favorite place to eat in Lawrence:
Rudy’s Pizza or La Parrilla
Favorite vacation spot:
Anywhere with mountains
Favorite song on my `iPod’:
Bela Fleck – ‘The Overgrown Waltz’
Not many people know this about me:
I am a vegitarian
Outside of soccer, my greatest talent is:
Being really cool! Or sewing
After college, I plan to:
Hopefully join the peace corp. or some other group in East Africa. Then come home and live in the mountains.
Thing you’re going to miss most about KU soccer:
I would say I am going to miss the competitive spirit of the game. There is nothing better then being on the field at game time. I will never play at this level again or have this much to play for. However, I would also say the relationships that you make and grow by being surrounded by 20 some other players, and individuals. Each person is so different and has something to offer and to learn from or with. I enjoy people in general but these girls and my soccer experience have taught me a lot about myself and my life.