2012 (Freshman): Appeared in seven matches on the season, including two starts ... played season-high 62 minutes at Elon (8/17).
Club: Placer United 94 Elite.
ODP: District Team 2008.
High School: A four-year varsity starter at Granite Bay High School ... twice was named a first-team all-Sierra Foothill League selection junior and sophomore years ... named team's defensive MVP junior season and the coaches award sophomore year ... helped guide the Grizzlies to a sectional championship in 2011 and a league title in 2009.
Personal: Kayla Mary Karlsson ... born Dec. 31, 1993 ... daughter of Nik and Barbara Karlsson ... has an older sister, Sarah, and a younger sister, Bridget ... uncle, Kevin Outcalt, played water polo for Pepperdine from 1978-82 ... great uncle John Ezersky played for the Boston Celtics from 1947-50 ... chose UC over Boston, California-Santa Barbara, California-Davis, Chico State, Nevada-Reno, Stevens Institute and Utah.