Cal Signs Iceland National Team Player Katrin Omarsdottir
Feb. 20, 2008
BERKELEY, Calif. - Katrin Omarsdottir, a member of Iceland's national team, has signed a national letter of intent to play soccer at the University of California, Golden Bear head coach Neil McGuire announced Wednesday.
'Katrin is a very impressive young lady who is motivated to play at the highest level of both collegiate and international soccer,' said McGuire, who signed nine other players from the state of California earlier this month for next season's incoming class. 'She is a wonderful soccer player who will bring a great deal of experience from her national team involvement to this team, which can only help as we continue to progress as a program.'
Omarsdottir, a 5-7 midfielder, has played in nine games with the Iceland national team, four games with the under-21 team, nine with the under-19 squad and eight with the under-17 team.
She has garnered extensive experience with an adult club team, Knattspymufelag Reykjavikur, which she began competing on when she was 14. All told, she has seen action in 109 games for the club.
Also at age 14, Omarsdottir was the youngest player in the European Cup. Additionally, she was the MVP of Knattspymufelag Reykjavikur's under-20 club team. In 2006 and 2007, her team was the Team of the Year of the Icelandic Soccer League.
Omarsdottir was named the Sportswoman of the Year of her former hometown, Seltjarnames. She was also the MVP at Churchill High School.
Cal looks to sign one more international player in the near future to join the other newcomers in the fall of 2008.
2008 Cal Women's Soccer Recruiting Class
Name Pos Hometown/Previous SchoolMiriam Azimi F Fair Oaks, Calif./St. Francis High SchoolKatie Benz F Sonoma, Calif./Sonoma High SchoolDanielle Brunache D Belmont, Calif./St. Ignatius College PrepCaroline Dagley M San Rafael, Calif./The Branson SchoolKatrin OmarsdottirM Reykjavik, Iceland/Commercial College of IcelandKaitlin Paletta D Moorpark, Calif./Moorpark High SchoolCamellia Senema F Danville, Calif./Monte Vista High SchoolKatherine Suits M Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos High SchoolMiranda White F/D Piedmont, Calif./Piedmont High SchoolGina Woodward D Glendora, Calif./Glendora High School