Kassey Kallman - Defender

Name: Kassey Kallman

Pronunication: CASS-ee CALL-men

Position: Defender

Height: 5-8

Jersey number: 5

Date of birth: May 6, 1992

Age: 24

Hometown: Woodbury, Minn.

Citizenship: United States

College: Florida State University

Last club: FC Kansas City

How acquired: Acquired via trade with FC Kansas City on Oct. 27, 2014

Follow on Twitter: @kasseykallman


Professional: In 2015, was one of three captains on the Breakers, along with Katie Schoepfer and Julie King ... One of only two players to feature in every minute of every match for the Breakers ... Started all 20 games she appeared in ... Logged 1,800 minutes, which tied her for most minutes played in the league.  2014: with FC Kansas City, played in and started 18 matches ... Finished with one assist in 1,479 minutes ... Part of a back line that allowed just 32 goals on the season, third lowest in the NWSL ... Played all 90 minutes in the 2014 NWSL Championship game, a 2-1 win over Seattle Reign FC ... Was the No. 5 overall selection in the 2014 NWSL Draft by FC Kansas City.


International: Participated in U-23 camp during the summer of 2013 ... One of 20 members selected to compete with the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team at the FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in Japan (2012) ... Went on to win a gold medal as the U.S. defeated Germany 1-0 in the finals ... Played all 450 minutes of the five CONCACAF qualifying games, leading the squad in minutes ... Had 15 career U-20 caps heading into the 2012 Women’s World Cup … Earned first-ever national team call-up in January of 2011 after her freshman season when she was invited in with the U.S. U-20s ... Member of the U-20 squad that traveled to La Manga, Spain for friendly matches.


College: Two-year captain at Florida State University (2012, 2013) ... MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist and Honda Award finalist, both in 2013 ... First player from Florida State to be named ACC Defensive Player of the Year (did so in 2013) ... NSCAA All-American First Team (2013) ... ACC Tournament Most Valuable Player (2013) ... Senior CLASS Award Watch List and Finalist (2013) ... Senior CLASS First Team All-American (2013) ...  As a sophomore, played every minute of all 26 games for Florida State while helping the Seminoles to their fifth NCAA College Cup appearance … Equaled her offensive production from her freshman campaign with nine points on three goals and three assists … Led team in minutes played with 2,378 … Tallied two game-winning goals, scoring the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over New Mexico and a second game-winner against Louisville in the NCAA Tournament … Helped lead the Seminole defense to 12 shutouts, tied for the fourth most in school history, including three shutouts in the NCAA Tournament to tie a school record … As a freshman, led the team in minutes played with 2,022 and was the only true freshman to start every game … She named Second-Team All-ACC, to the All-ACC Freshman Team and was a Soccer America First-Team Freshman All-American.


Scholastic/Club: Captain at Woodbury Senior High School and an All-American as a junior … All-State as a senior … All-Conference as a junior and senior … Won Minnesota state titles as a freshman and junior and her teams’ took third place in state as a sophomore and second as a senior …  Voted Ms. Hustle as a sophomore and junior … The Minnesota Player of the Year as a senior … Voted Minnesota’s Ms. Soccer as a senior … ESPN Rise Player of the Year as a senior … Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior ... Also played four years of varsity basketball at Woodbury Senior High School ... On the club level, played from U-9 through U-19 for Woodbury Inferno … Won the state title from 2005 to 2011 … Won the regional championship in 2011.


Personal: Born Kassey Lee Kallman ... Daughter of Rich and Laura Kallman ... has five siblings: Krystle, Kylie, Brian, Brad, and Brent … Four of her five siblings have played Division I soccer.

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