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#19 Kaley Blades
Position: Forward
Height: 5'6"
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
City/State: Largo, Fla.
High School: Dunedin HS
Major: Physical Therapy
Born: 03/05/1992
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Kaley Blades Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/03/2013

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012)
Made six starts in eight appearances as one of the team's top strikers early in the season ... Scored two goals and four points on the campaign ... Attempted 17 shots with five shots on goal ... Netted the game-tying goal in the 74th minute of LSU's 1-1 draw with Rice in the second match of the season ... Scored the first goal of the match in the ninth minute in a 2-1 victory over Stephen F. Austin at the LSU Soccer Stadium ... Cracked LSU's starting 11 in matches against Oklahoma, Rice, NC State, Stephen F. Austin, Florida International and Memphis during the non-conference season ... Missed two games after suffering a concussion in a 2-1 win over Memphis in the non-conference finale on Sept. 10 ... Returned to action against Auburn for her only appearance in SEC play ... Forced to miss the final 11 games of the season due to lingering concussion symptoms ... Earned her second varsity letter.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2011)
Played in 20 games as a redshirt freshman in 2011 ... Cracked LSU's starting 11 as a forward in three matches on the campaign ... Scored three goals and dished out three assists for the year ... Finished the season as LSU's fifth-leading scorer with nine points on the campaign ... Attempted 22 shots with 10 shots on goal ... Scored her first goal of the season in a 5-1 win over Mississippi State in LSU's Southeastern Conference opener ... Netted the game-winning goal in a 2-0 shutout of SEC West rival Alabama in a match played in Tuscaloosa ... Also scored a goal in LSU's 3-0 shutout of Arkansas in the regular-season finale ... Assisted Natalie Ieyoub's game-winning goal in a 2-0 shutout of 10th-ranked Tennessee at the LSU Soccer Stadium ... Also assisted goals scored against Louisiana-Lafayette and Auburn ... Earned starts in back-to-back non-conference matches against Louisiana-Lafayette and NC State early in the season ... Also cracked the starting lineup against No. 3 seed Texas A&M in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Earned her first varsity letter as a member of the LSU Soccer program.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010)
A reserve forward for the Tigers during her freshman season in 2010 ... Played in LSU's first four non-conference games of the year while earning her first career start against Virginia Tech ... Scored two goals and recorded one assist for five points in her four appearances ... Scored her first career goal and added one assist in LSU's 8-0 shutout of South Alabama in the season opener ... Also scored the game-tying goal on the road against 17th-ranked Wake Forest to make the score 1-1 late in the second half ... Saw her season cut short against Virginia Tech when she suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her knee on Sept. 5... Eligible to receive a medical redshirt since she only played in four games.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the nation's premier forwards for the Class of 2010 ... An early enrollee at LSU who took part in the 2010 spring season ... A four-star recruit and the No. 37-ranked player in the country by TopDrawerSoccer.com for the Class of 2010 ... The No. 1 player in the state of Florida by TopDrawerSoccer.com for the Class of 2010 ... A member of the Under-15 U.S. Youth National Team in 2007 ... Attended a pair of national camps with the U-15 U.S. Youth National Team in 2007 ... Also attended a national identification camp in 2006 ... Selected as a Youth All-Region III performer by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in 2008 ... A veteran of the Region III Olympic Development Program Team ... Was a member of the Region III ODP Team in 2006 and 2007 ... Competed internationally with the Region III ODP Team in 2007 while making a trip to Costa Rica ... Part of the Region III ODP Team Player Pool in 2008 and 2009 ... Invited to a Region III ODP Team development camp in 2008 ... A member of the Florida State ODP Team for five years ... Played club soccer with the Clearwater Soccer Club under head coaches Mike Mannino and Sergei Stopek ... Led her club team to Florida State Cup, Vulcan Cup and Puma Challenge titles in 2007 ... Also guided her team to the Orange Classic championship and Capital Area Soccer League championship in 2008 ... Team reached the Florida State Cup semifinals in 2006 and quarterfinals in 2008 ... Clearwater SC was also a Disney Showcase semifinalist for three-straight years from 2008-10 ... Emerged as one of the top club teams in Florida in 2006 while capturing team titles at the Disney Qualifier, Best of the Midwest and Puma Challenge tournaments ... A standout at Dunedin High School under the direction of head coach Mike Ganns ... A two-time Florida Coaches Association Class 5A all-state performer in 2006-07 and 2007-08 ... Also a back-to-back All-Pinellas County selection, earning honorable mention honors in 2006-07 and first-team honors in 2007-08.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kaley Lynne Blades ... Born on March 5, 1992 ... Daughter of Jack and Pauline Blades ... Has an older brother, Aaron, and a young sister, Cora ... An honor student at Dunedin High School ... Boasted a cumulative 4.0 grade-point average during her prep career ... A member of the National Honor Society and the Interact Club at Dunedin High School ... Also served as secretary of the Green Club ... Majoring in psychology with a minor in English.

 

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