Katrin Omarsdottir Closes Play at European Championships

Aug. 31, 2009

BERKELEY - California women's soccer sophomore midfielder Katrin Omarsdottir recently finished play at the European Championships with her native Iceland. Omarsdottir started two of the games in which Iceland played and got on the pitch in all three.

'Katrin is one of the best center midfielders in her age group in the world,' McGuire said. 'To bring her back to our team will provide us with experience, leadership and an offensive mindset that will add to our team.'

Iceland lost its opening game, 3-1, to France, and lost its second match, 1-0, against Norway. The squad was eliminated from the tournament Aug. 30 after a 1-0 loss to Germany. Omarsdottir started the matches against France and Germany and came on as a substitute versus Norway.

Last season, Omarsdottir was recognized by Soccer Buzz with placement on the All-West Region All-Freshman Team. The Reykjavik, Iceland, native played in 19 of the Bears' 20 games, earning the starting nod against Saint Joseph's. She tallied her goal of the season against Oregon and notched an assist versus Saint Joseph's.

The No. 16 Golden Bears are now 1-1-0 on the young 2009 season and will host the Annual Cal Invitational this weekend with a Friday match against No. 6 Texas A&M at 4:30 p.m. and a Sunday game against No. 25 Texas at noon.

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