Katrin Omarsdottir
Katrin Omarsdottir

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Reykjavik, Iceland

High School:
Commercial College of Iceland

Height:
5-8

Position:
Midfielder

Experience:
3V

Last Year on Squad:
2010

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

High School/Personal:

• 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
2008 15 12 30 2 2 6 2009 17 17 23 5 2 12 2010 17 15 18 2 4 8 Totals 32 29 53 7 4 18

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.

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