Honors/Awards: 2015 OCSA Academic All-Ohio First Team 2013 American Athletic Conference All-Academic
2015 (Junior): Started all 24 matches on the year… part of a defense that posted 12 shutouts on the year, including eight at home (7-0-1)… recorded six shots during the season, a career-high… twice set single-game highs with two shots against both Lipscomb (8/27) and at SMU (9/24).
2014 (Sophomore): Played in all 20 matches with 19 starts… anchored a backline that posted eight shutouts.
2013 (Freshman): Started all 20 matches at center back and logged the most minutes on the team… was one of three freshmen on UC's backline… tallied her first career shot versus Xavier (9/13)… aided Cincinnati in shutting out Cornell (9/20) and Providence (9/22) in the same weekend.
High School: Varsity soccer team captain at Castro Valley High School from 2011-13… helped lead team to become a semi-finalist in the NCS for the 2012-13 season… co-champions of conference in 2010-11 season… named varsity soccer first-team all-league, second-team All-East Bay and was awarded Best Defensive and Most Inspirational player by teammates and coach her senior year… named varsity soccer first-team all-league, Third-Team All-East Bay, and awarded Best Defensive Player by teammates and coach her junior year… also received awards and honorable mention playing basketball for Castro Valley High School… was a member of Mustang conference club, which ranked 12th in the nation… team was the 2010 Surf Cup Champion, the 2011 CYSA State Cup Champion, and the 2011 CYSA Regional Champion… member of the 2012 Region IV team… member of the ODP CA North State Team 2008-12.
Personal: Full name is Kayla Anne Utley… daughter of Jon and Alicia Utley… has one sister, Kristina, who also played soccer at the University of Cincinnati.