Field Hockey



    7 Kate O'Connell  
    Kate O'Connell

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    St. Louis, Mo.

    High School:
    Lafayette

    Height:
    5-7

    Position:
    Forward


    JUNIOR YEAR (2006)
    Played in all 19 games for the Hoosiers at forward, making 18 starts • recorded 27 points off of nine goals and nine assists, moved her into third in the IU's single-season points list • tied for third in the Big Ten with 11 points and 4 goals in conference play • recorded one of her two game-winning goals against Iowa (9/29) to earn her first Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor • scored her second game-winner against Northeastern on Oct. 14 • registered 22 shots with 17 of them on goal.

    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2005)
    Saw action in all 22 games, providing depth at the forward position • tallied three goals and two assists for eight points in 2005 • took 25 shots with 16 of them on goal • scored three game-winning goals, which was good for second in the Big Ten standings • scored in the second overtime against then-No. 6 Michigan State on Sept. 24 to give IU the 3-2 win • also netted goals against Missouri State (9/18) and Northwestern (10/8) • named IUHOOSIERS.com's Athlete of the Week on Sept. 26 for her performance against the Spartans.

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2004)
    Appeared in 17 games • her first career goal proved to be the game winner against Stanford • added the game-winning goal against New Hampshire • attempted nine shots on goal, including a career-high four against Ball State.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    St. Louis Player of the Year • voted team's MVP • four-time first team all-conference selection • three-time first team All-Metro selection • Saint Louis area point leader in both field hockey and lacrosse • four-time National Futures Tournament participant • earned gold medalist honors as a senior at the National Futures Tournament • two-time Junior Olympic participant • participated in Futures Elite • duaghter of Kelly and Joe Yates and Joe and Susie O'Connell • has five siblings, Jolynn, Stacey, Meg, Charlie and Joey.

    BIRTHDATE: June 9, 1986
    MAJOR: Physical Education

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