Yolanda Odenyo
99   Yolanda Odenyo

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Uppsala, Sweden

High School:
Ekebbyskolan

Height:
5-8

Position:
Midfielder - MF


2007: Was one of 46 players on the preseason Hermann Trophy Watch List ... earned first-team All-Big 12 honors for the second consecutive season ... also earned a spot on the Big 12 Soccer Championship All-Tournament team ... one of 14 finalists for Soccer Buzz National Player of the Year ... earned second-team All-America honors from Soccer Buzz ... named first-team NSCAA/adidas All-Central Region ... also earned first-team All-Central Region accolades from Soccer Buzz ... tied for second on OSU with 17 points ... her seven goals ranked second on the team ... four of her goals came in Big 12 play, which tied for team high in league action ... led team with 67 shots, the fourth-highest single-season total in school history ... named to the OSU Invitational All-Tournament team ... played a key role defensively in the Cowgirls' win over Notre Dame (9/16) and was named to the Inn At Saint Mary's Classic All-Tournament Team ... also earned a spot on the Soccer America Team of the Week and Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week (9/18) ... first goal of season came against Nebraska (9/30) and gave OSU a 1-0 win ... also had a game-winning goal against Kansas at Big 12 Championship (11/7) ... recorded an assist on OSU's game-winning goal against San Diego in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (11/16) ... ended the season ranked in the top five on OSU's career charts in shots (third), assists (fourth), goals (fifth) and points (fifth).

2006:
Established herself as one of the premiere players in the country with an outstanding junior campaign in which she was named first-team All-American by Soccer Buzz Magazine, as well as first-team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America ... became first Cowgirl to ever earn All-America honors ... also named Central Region Player of the Year, as well as Big 12 Co-Player of the Year ... started 21 games for the Cowgirls, recording five goals and eight assists along the way ... recorded her second career multi-goal game in a win over Missouri State (8/27), and her first career multi-assist game in a win over Texas State (8/25) ... assisted on the first ever Cowgirl goal in an NCAA Tournament game in a win over UNC Greensboro ... also scored a goal in that game.

2005:
Started 17 of the 19 games she played in ... had seven goals and four assists despite playing mostly defense ... scored her first two career goals against Arkansas State ... had the only goal in a tie at Iowa, which earned her Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors ... had a goal and an assist against Tulsa ... scored the game winning goal and also had an assist against Texas Tech ... scored a goal in each of the final two games of the year against Nebraska and Oklahoma ... was named third team All-Central Region by Soccer Buzz and was also named to the All-Freshmen team ... was also named second-team Freshman All-American by Soccer Buzz and was named second team All-Big 12.

CLUB/PREP:
Was a member of the Swedish National Team at the Under 16, 17, 19 and 21 levels ... has appeared in over 30 contests for Sweden at all levels ... played in the 2001 Nordic Cup and appeared in the 2002 and 2003 European Championships ... was the captain of her team that reached the semifinals in 2003 ... also considered playing for North Carolina, Columbia and Florida State.

PERSONAL:
Born on March 19, 1984 ... daughter of Victor and Carina Odenyo ... has four sisters: Atieno, Tanya, Apiyo and Sasja, who passed away in 2002, and a brother, Baraka ... majoring in human development and family science.

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