Women's Water Polo



    9 Kara Butler  
    Kara Butler

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Poway, Calif.

    High School:
    Poway

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    Utility


    2011 (Senior): Competed in all 39 contests and started four games ... finished the season with 26 goals, 13 assists, 20 steals, and 44 earned exclusions ... recorded seven multi-goal performances and had six matches with at least two steals ... had two goals and two earned kick-outs in a 15-13 overtime win at UC Davis (2/4) and again versus San Jose State (2/6) ... tied a career-high with two assists to go along with a goal and an earned exclusion in a 13-10 win at Redlands (3/18) ... racked up two goals, an assist, a field block, and an earned kick-out in a 17-4 win over Mercyhurst (4/8) ... matched a career-high with three steals in a 16-7 win at Bucknell (4/9) ... came up big during the CWPA Eastern Championship, recording five goals in the three-game stretch including a goal, two steals, and three earned exclusions in the Eastern Championship Final win over Michigan (5/1) ... named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.

    2010 (Junior): Started all 32 contests during her junior campaign ... racked up 27 goals, 18 assists, 27 steals, and 50 earned exclusions on the year ... recorded two or more goals in six contests ... had seven multi-steal games ... notched her first career hat trick in an 11-2 win against Villanova (2/13) ... tied a career-high with three steals to go along with one goal in an 11-1 win over Mercyhurst (4/24) ... scored a career-high four goals in an 8-5 CWPA Eastern Championship first round win against Brown (4/30) ... earned a spot on the CWPA Eastern Championship All-Tournament First Team ... also named to the CWPA All-Western Division Second Team ... was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.

    2009 (Sophomore): Played in all 37 matches and started one ... scored 18 goals and dished out five assists on the season ... finished the year with 14 steals and 35 exclusions earned ... recorded one assist and two steals in an 11-3 win against Colorado State (1/25) ... scored one goal in a 7-6 win over Pacific (2/28) ... tallied two goals and one assist against Washington & Jefferson (3/7) ... scored two goals and earned four exclusions against Grove City (3/7) ... found the cage once against Michigan (3/28) ... scored six goals during a four game road trip to Pennsylvania, including two goals against Gannon (4/3) and George Washington (4/4) ... recorded two goals in an 11-6 win against Princeton (4/26) at the CWPA Eastern Championships ... was named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.

    2008 (Freshman): Played in all 36 matches ... scored 14 goals and assisted on 21 others ... collected 31 steals ... scored her first collegiate goal against Wagner (2/16) ... posted an assist and a steal in her first match as a Hoosier against San Jose State (1/26) ... tallied a trio of two-goal matches ... also had three matches with two assists ... has a season-high three steals on two occasions, against Colorado State (1/26) and Grove City (4/6).

    Prep/Personal: Was a four-year letterwinner at Poway High School and team captain her senior year ... led Poway to CIF Sand Diego Sectional championships her junior and senior years after finishing runner-up as a freshman and sophomore ... scored eight goals in the CIF championship game as a senior ... earned all-league honors three years ... earned Breitband Athletic Award and a member of the San Diego Hall of Champions in 2006 and 2007 ... posted a 114-15 mark in high school ... majoring in sport marketing and management ... has one brother, Kory, and one sister, Kristen ... daughter of Susan and K.C. Butler.

    Year GP GS Shots Goals Assists Steals
    2008 36 0 42 14 21 31
    2009 37 1 58 18 5 14
    2010 32 32 98 27 18 27
    2011 39 4 87 26 13 20
    Career 144 37 285 85 57 92


       

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