Kelsey Baker begins her second season at Pepperdine...One of 11 sophomores on the Waves' roster...A highly decorated high school player from Hawaii...Expected to bring a physical presence to Pepperdine's back line in 2006...Part of a freshman recruiting class that was ranked No. 7 in the West Region and 30th in the country by Soccer Buzz.
2005:Played in eight games during the 2005 season...Took one shot.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter at Punahou in Honolulu, Hawaii...Team captured four straight Interscholastic League of Honolulu (IHL) titles and three consecutive state titles (2002, 2003, 2004)...Served as a tri-captain during senior campaign...Capped a stellar high school career by being named Hawaii's "State Player of the Year" by both the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and the Honolulu Advertiser...Also selected the 2004-05 Gatorade Hawaii Girls "Soccer Player of the Year" and "Most Outstanding Player" at the 2005 Hawaii High School Athletic Association Girls State Soccer Championship...A three-time first team IHL and all-state selection following sophomore through senior campaigns.
PERSONAL: Born January 15, 1987...A resident of Honolulu, Hawaii...Attended Punahou High in Honolulu...Club: Competed for Leahi Soccer Club from 1992-2005...Teams captured five USYS State Cup championships...Hawaii State Cup Champions 1997-2004...Hawaii Special Olympics volunteer for five years...Volunteered with the Orthopedic Unit at Jefferson School in Honolulu...Plans to major in sports medicine...Considered Loyola Marymount, Pacific, Saint Mary's and San Francisco before choosing Pepperdine.