Kylie

Kusleika

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Midfielder
Height: 5'4"
Year: Freshman
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Westside
Club: Toro

Bio

2010 Outlook
After averaging 14 assists through three years as a midfielder, Kylie Kusleika (pronounced Kuss-LAKE-uh) moved to forward and had a standout senior year at Omaha Westside High School. She will most likely move back to midfield at Nebraska and provide the Huskers with an all-around offensive option.

"Kylie is a strong passer, is comfortable on the ball and circulates it well to teammates," Nebraska Coach John Walker said. "She has lots of potential. She will need to improve her strength, but her best soccer is ahead of her."

High School
As the starting center midfielder her first three years at Omaha Westside High School, Kusleika accounted for 42 assists. Her career contributions helped Coach Nathan Moseley and the Warriors reach the Class A state finals in 2008 and 2010, while advancing to the semifinals in 2009.

In the Warriors' 2008 runner-up season her sophomore year, Kusleika had 15 assists and nine goals. When she moved to forward in 2010, she increased her offensive production to 17 goals, tying her for the third-most in Class A, while adding eight assists to earn second-team all-state honors.

In the classroom, Kusleika was on the high honor roll and gained academic all-state status.

Other Information
Kusleika is part of the Toro Soccer Club under Coach Matt Briggs, winning several regional tournaments, including the 2009 Minnesota College Showcase title.

Personal Information
Kylie is the daughter of Trisha and Kevin Kusleika and has one sister, Lindsay (14). Kylie was born on April 5, 1992 in Omaha, Neb. She is majoring in pre-architecture/interior design at Nebraska.

Worth Noting
Kusleika joins former Husker Julie Berkshire (2006- 09) as the only Omaha Westside alums to play for Nebraska.

Kusleika on Nebraska
"I chose Nebraska because of just the overall drive of every player on the team. They work so hard on and off the field, and I really wanted to be a part of that teamwork and discipline."

Kusleika's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2010 8-0 1 0 0 0 0

Totals

8-0

1

0

0

0

0

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