Kimberly Yokers

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Kimberly Yokers
Kim Yokers at 2010 WPS Championship 1.JPG
Yokers at the 2010 WPS Championship
Personal information
Full name Kimberly R. Yokers
Date of birth (1982-05-24) May 24, 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Seattle, WA, United States
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
2000–2003 California Golden Bears
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2008 California Storm
2009–2010 FC Gold Pride 9 (1)
2012 New York Fury
2013 Western New York Flash
National team
United States U-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 25, 2009.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of July 25, 2009

Kimberly "Kim" Yokers (born May 24, 1982) is an American professional soccer midfielder. She played for Western New York Flash of the NWSL, for FC Gold Pride of the WPS, and was a former member of the United States U-21 women's national soccer team.

Early life[edit]

Born in Seattle, Washington, Yokers attended Mt. Rainier High School in Des Moines, Washington where she was a three-time all-league honoree. She was a two-time selection to the Valley News all-area team and a two-time team MVP helping lead her high school team to second in the state in 1999 and third in 1997. She also played for club team, the Highline Eagles, and won the Washington State Cup five times.

Berkeley[edit]

Yokers attended Cal Berkeley where she played as a central midfielder for the Cal Bears. In 2000, she started 20 of the 21 games she played in tallying eight points to lead all freshmen on the team. She scored three goals, served two assists, and was selected to the Bay Area Classic all-tournament team. During her sophomore year, she made 20 starts for the Bears and finished tied for fourth with 12 points (including three goals and six assists). Her six assists were second-most on the team. She was selected as second team All-Pac-10 and third team All-West region by the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz the same year. She was also named honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

California Storm[edit]

From 2004–2008, Yokers played for the California Storm in the WPSL. In 2004, she made two appearances for the team. In 2007, she made nine appearances. In 2008, she scored three goals during her 14 appearances with the team.[citation needed]

FC Gold Pride[edit]

Yokers played for the FC Gold Pride in the WPS from 2009–2010. During the 2009 season, she made nine appearances and scored one goal.

During the 2010 season, she made five appearances for a total of 167 minutes. The team ceased operations mid-season.[1]

New York Fury[edit]

After the WPS suspended operations in early 2012, Yokers signed with the New York Fury in the WPSL Elite.[2]

Western New York Flash[edit]

In 2013, Yokers signed with the Western New York Flash for the inaugural season of the NWSL.[3]

She was released by the Flash in June 2013 due to medical reasons.[4]

International[edit]

Yokers represented the United States as a member of the U-21 team that competed at the 2001 Nordic Cup in Finland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kimberly Yokers". Soccer Way. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "New York Fury Add Add Lenczyk, Roccaro and Yokers to WPSL Elite Roster". Soccer Nation. Archived from the original on September 11, 2012. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Western New York Flash announce the signings of Franch, Yoker, Johnson and Salem". NWSL News. Retrieved April 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Western New York Flash release midfielder Kim Yokers". Soccer Wire. June 10, 2013. 

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