Women's Soccer
Courtney Kobashigawa - Women's Soccer - University of Kentucky Athletics 11


  • height 5-6
  • class Sophomore
  • High school Dublin Jerome

2012 (Freshman): Did not see action this season due to injury. Has applied for medical redshirt.

Pre College:Played her club soccer for Tim Lesiak at the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy … Born in the Aloha State of Hawaii, but calls Dublin, Ohio home … Member of the U.S. Soccer National Team for the U-14 and U-15 teams, playing consistently at the highest level … While at Ohio Elite, led them to the 2011 State Cup Championship, was named ODP State Team member from 2008-12 and the ODP Regional Team from 2008-12 … Played high school soccer at Dublin Jerome High School where the team was Ohio Division I state finalists … Named to the honor roll 13 straight times, as well as helping at the Dublin Methodist Hospital, Coral Springs Nursing Home, and Guarderia el Manandial Costa Rica … Daughter of Kelley and Cody Kobashigawa.

Kobashigawa Q&A

What is your nickname, and why? My nickname is Koby. My best friend gave it to me during ODP because she thought Kobashigawa was too hard to say.

Who is the most famous person you have ever met? I would say Mia Hamm or Abby Wambach

Would you rather win the World Cup or an Olympic gold medal? World Cup

What is the worst Christmas gift you’ve ever been given? I received the same book from the same person two years in a row.

What would people be surprised to know about you? I have a garden gnome collection.

If you had a horse in the Kentucky Derby, what would you name it? Corn on the Koby

Who is the best soccer player in the world outside of Messi? Neymar

What is your prized possession? My phone

Why did you choose your jersey number? It was my very first soccer number.

What song gets you pumped up for a game? Any song by Krewella or Eminem

What is your favorite city to visit? Mililani, Hawaii

Who is your favorite American Idol winner? Carrie Underwood

What is your biggest fear? I absolutely hate heights.

What is one food you will absolutely not eat? Red meat

What is your dream job? Sports Pyschology

Who have you not seen in concert that you want to see in person? Nicki Minaj

What’s one of your most interesting life stories that sets you apart from everyone else? I am relatedto William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody, the pony express rider.

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