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Kaysie Samaniego
9  Kaysie Samaniego

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

High School:
Franklin High School

Height:
5-7

Position:
Midfielder/Forward

Club Team:
The Kangaroos

2007 (Freshman)
Redshirted.

Franklin High School
Four-year letterwinner for the Cougars, earning first-team all district honors in 2005 after pacing squad with 28 goals ... also named first-team all district as a senior ... nominated to play in the state senior showcase ... during her sophomore campaign, named the Gatorade Will To Win Athlete ... selected as city player of the week after scoring seven goals in just three games that year ... also lettered in volleyball.

Club
Played for a team known as the Kangaroos which was coached by Kevin and Carrie Cross ... also stared with a squad which won states at Houston.

Personal
Full name is Kaysie Alexa Samaniego ... a general studies major ... cites beating Midland High School in the 2006-07 playoffs as her biggest thrill in soccer ... ambitions beyond soccer is to become a teacher ... began playing soccer at the age of seven .... was one of two girls on a boys soccer team called the ThunderBulls ... models herself after Mia Hamm ... has been coached by the Cross family for 10 years ... has two siblings; Kendall, 18, and Sean, 21 ... daughter of Brenda and Robert Samaniego ... born Jan. 14, 1989.