Kansas Jayhawks

Kathryn Castro

Position Midfielder
Height 5'3''
Class Senior
Hometown Plano, Texas
High School Plano West Senior High

JUNIOR (2019)
Appeared in all 25 of the Jayhawks contests in 2019, starting six of those outings … Averaged over 35 minutes per match, with a season-high 57 minutes coming at Oklahoma State (10/3) and against West Virginia (10/24) … Netted first collegiate goal in the Jayhawks’ 6-0 victory over Loyola-Chicago (8/25) … Tallied two assists on the year, the first coming against West Virginia in a 1-1 draw (10/24) and the second in KU’s 2-1 victory at Iowa State (10/31) … Also added a career-high 17 shots, nine of which were on frame … Named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

Saw action in all 21 matches this season … Started in the final five contests of the season … Averaged 37.1 minutes per game … Recorded nine shots on the year with two coming against Texas Tech (10/14).

Took the field in 18 of KU’s 20 matches … Started in four-consecutive games (9/24-10/13) … Registered three shots during that stretch … Three of her seven shots came on goal … Logged a season-high 67 minutes against Texas Tech (9/24).

Led team in scoring and assists last season for the Plano West Lady Wolves … Named team’s most valuable offensive player following the 2016 season … Helped the Wolves to the 6A District 6 title in 2015 … Member of National Honor Society.

Spent four successful years as a member of the Solar Chelsea Soccer Club from 2013-17 … In 2015, helped Chelsea to a third-place finish at the ECNL National Finals in Richmond, Virginia … In 2013-14, she helped Chelsea to the ECNL Texas Conference State title and advanced to the ECNL National Finals in Seattle.

Daughter of Fernando Castro-Silva and Cynthia Castro … Has one older sister, Kristine (26) … Has two uncles who have played professionally in the U.S. and abroad: Diego Castro, who played for six squads in his career, including a stop with Hertha Berlin; and Rodrigo Castro, who played collegiately at Indiana before playing with six teams in his pro career … Cousin, Brennan Castro, played for the Santa Clara men’s soccer team from 2013-16 … Majoring in engineering.