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Kari Fernandez
Kari Fernandez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bradenton, FL

High School:
Manatee HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
Midfield/Forward

Birthdate:
03/13/1983

Major:
Exercise Science


Junior (2003): Impact player who delivered scoring punch when needed...played and started 19 games...one of only seven players to start every game she played...finished with two goals, two assists and six points on 14 shots...tied for third on the team with two game-winning goals...scored game-winning goal on her only shot of the game in 2-1 win against the defending Atlantic Sun champions, UCF (10/19)...assisted on the third goal of 3-1 win over Gardner-Webb (10/25)...assisted on Janine Aylward's goal in 4-0 win over Jacksonville (10/19)...recorded her second game-winning goal of the season in 3-1 win over Troy State (10/26), guiding the Lady Owls to their second consecutive Atlantic Sun regular season title...ranked 13th on FAU's all-time points list...tied for 10th all-time in assists...ranks eighth in assists for a single season...tied for first with four consecutive games with an assist and tied for sixth with four consecutive games with a point...holds the highest shooting percentage (.386) for a single season.

Sophomore (2002): Speedy forward/midfielder...participated in 19 games, starting six...one of seven to play in all 19 games...scored two goals and recorded two assists for six points on the season...fifth on the team in shots with 18...scored insurance goal and first goal of the season on only shot against Texas Tech (9/22) in the Texas A&M Fazzoli's Classic...recorded two assists in 10-0 win over Belmont (10/4)...scored second goal of the season in 2-0 win over Gardner-Webb (11/2) while recording a season-high four shots...had three shots in thrilling 2-1 win over Georgia State...recorded a shots-on-goal percentage of 100% in five straight games (from 9/1-9/22)...tied for 13th on the FAU all-time points list with 22.

Freshman (2001): Had a tremendous impact on the Lady Owls season...played in 18 games, starting nine...recorded five goals and seven assists...tied for first in total points with 17...had three game-winning goals, all in conference play, to lead the team...first collegiate point, an assist, came in the second game of the season, a 4-0 win over Wofford...scored two goals, including the game-winner, over Stetson (10/3)...scored the game winner against Troy State (10/10) in a 3-2 win...scored her fourth goal of the season and third game winner against Belmont (10/26)...was fourth in the conference in assists with seven...was named to the A-Sun All-Tournament Team...was honored by the A-Sun Conference as the Offensive Player of the Week (10/8/01)...also named All-Academic for the fall semester.

High School: Played for Paul Palmateer at Manatee High School...named Defensive MVP her freshman and sophomore years...team MVP, First-Team All-State, and Defensive MVP for Manatee and Sarasota counties her junior and senior years...a member of the All-South Team her senior year.

Club Experience: Played for the Manatee Magic for six years.

Personal: Exercise Science major...born March 13, 1983 in Bradenton, FL...daughter of Bill and Jan Kaiser.

Fernandez's Career Stats

YearMP-MSShotsGoalsAssistsPointsGW
200118-91356161
200219-6182260
200319-19142262
Totals56-3445910283

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