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28  Brooke Keyes
Brooke Keyes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mission Viejo, Calif.

High School:
Laguna Hills

Height:
5-7

Position:
Defender

Experience:
3L

Club:
Laguna Niguel SC


11/06/2012

Keyes Named to SEC Community Service Team

California native made mission trip to Africa over summer

10/24/2012

Women's Soccer Closes Regular Season with Vanderbilt

Wildcats to honor five on Senior Night

10/21/2012

Women's Soccer Comes From Behind for Fourth-Straight Win

Kentucky scores two in second half to top Auburn

05/25/2012

Keyes Unlocks Secrets to Life On and Off the Field

Senior captain showing leadership in summer months

01/27/2012

47 Wildcats on SEC Fall Honor Roll

Student-athletes from football, men's and women's soccer and volleyball represented

10/25/2012

WSOC vs. Vanderbilt, 102512

UK defeats Vanderbilt 3-0 to close the home season on Senior Night.

2012 (Senior): SEC Community Service Team ... Named team captain in preseason ... Saw action vs. Mississippi State in Kick Cancer match for first action of season ... Saw action vs. Alabama and at Ole Miss ... Finished out the game playing defense vs. AU ... Played eight minutes in the Vandy game ... Played in NCAA Tourney game vs. No. 5/6 UCLA.

2011 (Junior):Played a key role in the championship game of the Cardinal Classic ... Played a season-high 29 minutes vs. Baylor ... Appeared off the bench in 10 of the last eleven games for the Wildcats.

2010 (Sophomore): Academic All-SEC ... Saw action in 11 matches, earning two starts against Indiana and Arkansas ... Played a season high 67 minutes at Arkansas

2009 (Freshman): Saw action in 12 games this season... Earned first career start against LSU and four starts this season ... Played 625 total minutes ... Played a season high 90 minutes against Mississippi State and Vanderbilt ... Took lone shot of the season against Mississippi State

Pre-College: A member of the Laguna Niguel Soccer Club, Keyes helped lead her club team to the Girls U17 Gold Division championship and a Girls U19 Premier Division sixth place finish in the Coast Soccer League ... In the Houston Showcase, helped team defeat the New Mexico (Rio Vista) State Champions and Florida (Boca Jr.) State Champions ... Helped lead team to a victory over the Costa Rican Girls U17 National team in an exhibition game ... Named a First Team All-Pacific Coast Conference performer, 2008 ... Helped lead Laguna Hills High School to state tournament three straight years including a quarterfinal finish her junior season ... Father, Mike, played football at Michigan State ... Sister, Lindsay, swam at Asbury College (Wilmore, Ky.)

  • Full Name: Brooke Keyes
  • Place of Birth: Newport Beach, Calif.
  • Parents: V. Michael III and Lisa
  • Siblings: Lindsay
  • Club Team/Coach: Laguna Niguel Soccer Club/Dave Ortwein

Keyes Q & A

What is your nickname, and why? My Dad has called me Sparky since I was young because I was crazy, and the team calls me Brooklyn.

What team member is most likely to be a head coach? I would play for Alyssa Telang.

Who is the most famous person you have ever met? Taylor Swift!

Would you rather win the World Cup or an Olympic gold medal? World Cup

What is the worst Christmas gift you've ever been given? I can't say, as this person will probably read this.

What would people be surprised to know about you? I have a broken back.

If you had a horse in the Kentucky Derby, what would you name it? BrooklynWeGoHard

Who is the best soccer player in the world outside of Messi? David Villa

What is your prized possession? My Integrity

Why did you choose your jersey number? Coach chose it for me

Who is the most famous person in your cell phone? Anthony Robbins

What song gets you pumped up for a game? I'm Shipping Up To Boston - Dropkick Murphys

Who is the funniest player on the team? Kirsten

What is your favorite city to visit? Home sweet home -- Laguna Beach, Calif.

Who is your favorite American Idol winner? I'd rather watch the Bachelorette

What is your biggest fear? Spiders

What is one food you will absolutely not eat? Onions, Milk, & Sushi

What is your dream job? Event Coordinator for the LA Lakers or Angels

Who have you not seen in concert that you want to see in person? Dave Matthews Band or Lady Antebellum

What's one of your most interesting life stories that sets you apart from everyone else?I went to the world cup game in South Africa when Landon Donavon scored the winning goal against Algeria.


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