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Kaela Hansen

Position Defender
Height 5'7''
Class Sophomore
Hometown Burnaby, B.C.
High School Burnaby Central Secondary
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FRESHMAN (2018)
Started in all 21 matches for the Jayhawks, averaging 78.6 minutes per game … Recorded six shots … Helped the Kansas defense to post nine shutouts and four shutout streaks of 200 minutes or longer on the year.

CANADIAN YOUTH NATIONAL TEAM
Was 16 years old when she made her debut in the Canadian Youth National Team in 2016 with coach Beverly Priestman … Earned first cap and played all 90 minutes in Canada’s 3-2 victory over Cameroon in the group stage of the U17 Women’s World Cup in 2016 … Has also spent time in camp with Canada’s U20 squad, making the roster for the Three Nations Tournament in Australia in Summer of 2017.

CLUB (VANCOUVER WHITECAPS FC ELITE)
A member of Vancouver Whitecaps FC Elite, helping the team to numerous titles, including the 2013 BC Premier Cup, the 2015 BC Soccer Premier League Divisional Championship and the gold medal at the Western Summer Games, also in 2015 … Named the Whitecaps’ Showcase Standout in April of 2016 after making the Showcase All-Star Team the year prior.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Ed and Lorrie Hansen … Has one sibling, Kyle (15) … Father, Ed, won a national title with the University of New Brunswick Redshirts, while her mother played soccer with Langara College in Vancouver … Majoring in business.