Lubbock, Texas - As a young girl, Lubbock native, Katelyn Rhodes had aspirations divergent from the norm. Her goal was to become a professional soccer player. Unfortunately, the fact remained that most soccer talent from Lubbock was overlooked. Although a lofty aspiration, she didn't allow the geographical challenges of west Texas to keep her from accomplishing her dreams.
Coach Kingsbury's first season at Texas Tech was a roller coaster ride that saw them climb as high as No. 10 in the country, but saw them free fall through October and November, until a huge win over 14th ranked Arizona State vaulted them into the offseason.