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Player Bio: Twila Kaufman :: Women's Soccer

  Twila Kaufman
Twila Kaufman
Player Profile

Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
Harvard-Westlake HS





Club Team:
Southern California Blues

General: Could see a diversified role this year at outside midfield, central midfield or up front... Is in sixth place on the UA career list in career starts (54), tied for seventh in goals scored (7), eighth in games played (56) and tied for ninth on the UA’s all-time scoring list, with 15 points... Has started 54 of her career’s 56 games...

2000: Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10... One of six players to start all 20 of the season’s games... Had one shot against USC (11/3/00)... One shot at California (10/22/00)... Scored only goal of 2-1 loss to Washington (10/15/00)... Had one shot against Washington State (10/13/00)... Took two shots at Oregon (10/8/00)... Assisted second goal of 3-2 overtime loss at Loyola Marymount (9/24/00)... That was the first assist of her collegiate career... Took one shot at Pepperdine (9/22/00)... Had one shot versus Evansville (9/16/00)... Had one shot against Pittsburgh (9/8/00)... Scored the Cats’ lone goal at Tennessee (9/1/00)... Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award winner...

1999: Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10... One of only three players to start all 19 matches... Had 15 shots... Lone goal of the season was the second in a 3-2 loss at Washington State (10/29/99)... Tallied season-highs of four shots at Texas-El Paso (9/23/99) and versus Arkansas-Little Rock (9/25/99)... Had six one-shot games...

1998: Named the UA’s Rookie of the Year... Finished fourth on the team in scoring with four goals (eight points)... Played in all 17 games, starting 15... Tallied 24 shots... Her total of four goals was tied as eighth-best single season total ever... Scored final goal of 4-2 win over Northern Arizona (9/28/98)... Also had last goal in 3-1 win over Denver (9/25/98)... Collected first two collegiate goals to lead the UA to 2-1 win over Auburn (9/5/98)... Notched the gamewinner in that contest with only 30 seconds left in the match... Also had season high of five shots in that game... Had the highest GPA among the freshman soccer players... Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award winner...

Prep: Four-time first team All-Mission League selection at Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles... Three-year All-Los Angeles and All-Los Angeles County choice... Team MVP and Most Inspirational Player as a senior... First team All-CIF... Helped Wolverines to three Mission League championships and two berths in CIF quarterfinals... Club team, Southern California Blues, was two-time state champion... Four-year member of state and regional Olympic Development teams... Attended national ODP camp in Virginia in 1997...

Personal: Born Twila Argo Kaufman on Jan. 18, 1980, in Garfield, Calif.... Daughter of Patricia Kaufman... Has a twin sister, Joan... Also has brother, Eric, and another sister, Elizabeth... Majoring in education... Lists writing poetry and mountain biking among her hobbies.

Twila Kaufman’s Stats at Arizona

Year   GP   GS   S   G   A   Pts   GWG
1998   17   15   24  4   0    8     1
1999   19   19   15  1   0    2     0
2000   20   20   10  2   1    5     0
Totals 56   54   49  7   1   15     1