Tuesday, September 15, 2009

09/10 Women's Preview: #15 Alev Kelter


Position: Defense
Year in School: Freshman
Shoots Right
Height: 5-8
Hometown: Eagle River, Alaska
Major: Undeclared
Previous Team: Chugiak HS (boy’s team) and Team USA U18 last season

08/09 Stats: 5-3-8 @ Women’s WJC

09/10 Role: 2nd or 3rd pairing after soccer season

08/09 Recap: Alev (pronounced uh-LEV) served as team captain of Team USA in the 2009 Women’s WJC. The team was coached by Mark Johnson, and Alev was teammates w/ Brianna Decker and future Badger Alex Rigsby as they won gold. When she wasn’t busting it on the ice, she was busting it on the pitch. She was named Alaska’s POY in soccer in 2008 and captained Team USA’s U18 Select team against Canada. Future team captain in waiting.

09/10 Thoughts: Alev is currently playing soccer on UW Women’s team along w/ her twin sister Derya, so her season w/ the Badger will likely not begin til the 2010 part of the schedule. She had two goals to lead the soccer team over DePaul the other day. Based on her past success, I would guess she will step right in and make a difference on the Badger blue line. It appears the coaching staff has collected quite the freshman class of defenders.

Prediction: 18 games, 2-6-8*
*All predictions for regular season only

Photo from uwbadgers.com