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    20  Kara Baldy
    Kara Baldy

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Raleigh, N.C.

    High School:
    Sanderson

    Height:
    5-6

    Position:
    Forward


    As a Junior (2009): Played in 18 games and made nine starts in her third season at NC State ... Contributed three assists that tied for third on the team ... Assisted on game-winning goals in wins over Stony Brook and Clemson ... Also earned an assist in a 2-2 tie with East Carolina ... Put up 13 shots on goal.

    As a Sophomore (2008): Despite only playing in nine games (seven starts) she ranked second on the team with 15 points ... Was among the ACC-scoring leaders when she suffered a season-ending knee injury in the middle of her second season with the Wolfpack ... Scored six goals and handed out three assists ... Notched game-winning goals against Wofford, Campbell and UMBC ... Had first multi-goal game of her career when she scored both goals of a 2-1 win over UMBC ... Also ranked second on the club in shots with 19.

    As a Freshman (2007): Provided NC State with another scoring option at forward during first season ... Was second on the team with nine points ... Also tied for second on the club with three goals and three assists ... Started eight games and came off the bench in eight games ... Made a splash in her first collegiate game with three assists in a 5-1 win over Davidson ... Later scored her first college goal that ended up as the game winner in a 3-1 victory over UMBC ... Put NC State up 2-1 against No. 20 Clemson with a 20-yard blast in the 81st minute ... Also scored against No. 18 Wake Forest ... Started first four games of the season.

    High School, Club and Personal: Kara Jean Baldy ... Born March 8, 1989, in St. Louis, Mo. ... Daughter of Greg and Barb Baldy ... Has an older brother, Derek ... Lettered four years in soccer for head coach Todd Worley at Sanderson HS ... Was a team captain during senior season but did not play due to an injury ... Was named all-state as a junior ... Also a two-time all-region and three-time all-conference performer ... Invited to play in the NC East-West All-Star game and the Clash of the Carolinas All-Star game ... Played with the '88 CASL Spartan Elite club from 2000-06 ... Scored twice and assisted on another goal in the 5-0 victory over the Greensboro Twisters in the 2006 State Cup title game ... Was named to the academic all-conference team three straight years and graduated as an honor student ... Played guard on the basketball team at Sanderson and was named all-conference during freshman season ... Majoring in criminology.

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