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Kala Faulkner
Kala Faulkner

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Alpharetta, Ga.

High School:
Milton

Height:
5-5

Position:
Defender

Experience:
2L

Club:
UFA 94 Elite

All-SEC First Team (2013)
All-SEC Second Team (2012)
SEC All-Freshman Team (2012)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Started all 21 games at the defender position...Tallying over 1,900 minutes...Named All-SEC First Teamer...Scored one goal with four assists in the season, good for six points, the fifth-most on the team...Her four assists tied for the second-most on the squad, only two behind teammate Haley Gerken...Nine shots total in the season, four on goal (.444)...Her lone goal of the year came vs. Arkansas (10/25) and was a game-winner in Auburn's 3-1 victory...Helped post eight shutouts in the year, three coming in the final eight games of the year (vs. Georgia, Alabama and LSU) in Auburn's run to the SEC Tournament...Totaled assists vs. College of Charleston (9/13), two vs. Southern Miss (9/22), a season-high, and one vs. Texas A&M (10/4)...Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Started 25 games as an outside back ... 2,251 minutes led the team ... Finished with 12 shots, putting six on frame (.500 SOG%) ... Played every minute of the first 10 games before logging just 52 at No. 7 Texas A&M (9/23) ... Played all but 10 minutes in the final 14 ... Scored the game-winner in the 4-2, comeback win over South Carolina (9/28) and helped post a shutout of Ole Miss (9/30), which came into the match as the top-scoring team in the league ... Moved from her outside back position to a center-back spot after senior defensive captain Mary Nicholson went down with an injury against Ole Miss ... Made a crucial save with the match scoreless ... Helped Auburn post back-to-back shutouts in its first two SEC Tournament matches.

NATIONAL TEAM: 2013 U.S. Soccer U-20 Training Camp Invitee...2011 U.S. Soccer Training Center Invitee.

ODP: 2011 Region III Team International Event (Barcelona, Spain) ... 2008 and 2010 ODP Region III Pool .. 2007-10 ODP State Pool ... 2010 ODP National Championship qualifier ... 2009 National Development Camp ... 2009 Region III Team International Event (Costa Rica) ... Selected to 2009 Super-Y National Select Camp ... 2008 Region III Team Thanksgiving Event.

CLUB: Played for Iggy Moleka and UFA 94 Elite ... Appeared in the State Cup Finals every year since U12 ... 2012 State Cup Champion ... 2011 Atlanta Cup Champion and 2009 finalist ... 2010 and 2011 USYS National League participant ... 2011 USYS Southern Regional semi-finalist, 2010 finalist and 2009 quarter-finalist ... 2011 Jefferson Cup semi-finalist ... 2009 Disney Showcase Finalist and 2010 semi-finalist ... 2009 and 2011 State Cup Champion, 2010 finalist ... 2009 and 2010 Region 3 Premier League East Champion ... 2009 Las Vegas College Showcase semi-finalist.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Philip Broome at Milton High School ... 2012 6A All-Region team ... 2012 class AAAAA state champions ... 2012 team defensive player of the year ... 2011 Region Champions ... Scored eight goals as a junior and was named team MVP ... 2011 6A All-Region Team ... Advanced to the second round of the 2011 state playoffs ... Advanced to the first round of the 2009 and 2010 state playoffs ... Scored five goals and was the team MVP in 2010.

PERSONAL: Kala Janelle Faulkner ... Daughter of Katrina Faulkner ... Major: Pre-Exercise Science ... Chose Auburn over Florida, South Carolina and Georgia, among others.