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Karla Pineda
Karla Pineda

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Houston, TX

High School:
Aldine HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
Forward

08/30/2013

Pineda, Mean Green Soccer Take No. 10 Wake Forest To 2OT

No. 10 Demon Deacons Spoil NT Upset Bid With Goal In 105th Minute

10/13/2013

SOC: North Texas vs. Charlotte

SOC: North Texas vs. Charlotte

10/11/2013

SOC: North Texas vs. UTSA

SOC: North Texas vs. UTSA

Career
• Moved into a tie for fourth in career assists with 24
• Moved into a tie for 10th place with 8 career game-winning goals

2014
• Named first-team all-conference
• Named to the Conference USA all-tournament team
• Named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week twice
• Named an honorable mention on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Team of the Week (Oct. 7 & Oct. 28)
• Led the team with 32 points, second in C-USA
• Led the team with 11 goals, tied for second in C-USA
• Led the team with 10 assists, first in C-USA
• Moved into a tie for fifth on the single-season assists list
• Was one of three players to start all 22 games of the season in the defense
• Scored the game-winning goal in the 1-0 win against Lamar
• Scored the lone goal in the 2-1 ot loss to Oklahoma
• Scored directly off a corner kick twice this season (Lamar and OU)
• Scored the team's lone goal against Gonzaga off a free kick
• Dished out two assists in win against Southern Miss
• Scored the game winner with a converted PK in OT vs. UTEP
• Scored a goal off a free kick and dished out an assist off a corner kick vs. UTSA
• Scored the game-winning goal (penalty kick) in the 88th minute in the 2-1 win vs. FIU
• Scored a goal and dished out an assist in win against FIU
• Scored two goals and posted an assist against Charlotte
• Scored two goals against Old Dominion
• Dished out three assists in the conference tournament; all off corner kicks

Pineda in the C-USA and National Rankings
• NCAA: 57th in assists (8), 88th in assists per game (0.36)
• C-USA: T3rd in total assists, 6th in assists per game and T5th in total shots (56).

2013
• C-USA All-Tournament team selection.
• Scored the insurance goal in the C-USA Tourney quarterfinals against FIU.
• Evened the game in the 67th minute at UAB.
• Found Kelsey Hodges on a corner kick against UTSA for the go-ahead goal.
• Started 15 games center mid in 2013.
• Posted the assist on Rachel Holden's game winner at TCU.
• Assisted on Lindsey Hulstein's game-tying goal at Virginia Tech.
• Scored the game-tying goal on the road at No. 10 Wake Forest.
• Racked up two assists in the season opener at Texas Southern.

2012
• First-Team All-Sun Belt.
• All-Sun Belt Tournament team selection.
• Led the Mean Green and ranked 88th in the NCAA with seven assists.
• Ranked second at NT with 21 points, which was 139th nationally.
• Third at NT with seven goals, including three game winners.
• First career goal came in extra time of the season opener at Oral Roberts.
• Named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 9 after netting game-winner against Florida Atlantic and the game-tying goal against FIU.
• Posted 10 shots against Texas Southen, which tied for the ninth most in North Texas history.
• Started 19 games as a freshman, incluing the season opener and the NCAA Tournament game against Texas Tech.
• Key part of the NT offense that ranked 31st in the nation with a scoring average of 2.09 per game.

High School
• Was a forward at Aldine High School and played club for Houston Pride.
• Garnered a spot on the All-Region first team in as a junior.
• Was a First Team All-District 19-5A member from 2009-2011.
• Named District 19-5A Offensive MVP as a freshman in 2009.
• Also lettered in cross country for two seasons.
• Was a National Honor Society member her junior and senior year.
• Won the English and Math medal for Excellence as a sophomore.

Personal
• Born August 31, 1994.
• Daughter of Joaquin Pineda and Marla Duran.
• Has one brother, Martin, and one sister, Odalis.

Honors & Awards
2014
C-USA First-Team All-Conference
C-USA All-Tournament team
Named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week twice
Named an honorable mention on TopDrawerSoccer.com's Team of the Week (Oct. 7 & Oct. 28)
2013
C-USA All-Tournament team
2012
All-Sun Belt Conference First Team
Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team
Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 9)

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