Zakiya Bywaters

BirthdayJuly 24, 1991
Hometown Las Vegas, NV


INTERNATIONAL: 2010: Member of the U.S. U-20 team that won the 2010 CONCACAF Championships in Guatemala in January… Played in four matches during qualifying and had one assist… Played in 14 total matches for the U.S. U-20s in 2010 heading into the World Cup, including 12 international games… Scored one international goal, that coming against Mexico in a pre-World-Cup friendly… 2009: Called into her first U.S. U-20s camp in January… 2008: Represented the U.S. U-17s at the Future Stars Tournament in New Zealand… Earned five caps and scored one goal for the USA at the U-17 level, but was one of the last roster cuts for the World Cup Team… 2007: Played for the U-16 U.S. Women’s National Team… 2005: Attended the U.S. U-14 Development I.D. Camp.

PROFESSIONAL: 2014: Played in 19 games and started 10, scoring two goals… Took 23 shots with 14 on goal… 2013: Drafted by Chicago as the number one overall pick in NWSL College Draft… Started 5 of 6 games for the Red Stars… Bagged 2 goals during her rookie season.

COLLEGE: 2012: First-team NSCAA All-American and All-Pacific Region … Named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season first team … Pac-12 Player of the Year… First-Team All-Pac-12 selection… MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist… Twice named the Pac-12 Player of the Week and was the Soccer America National Player of the Week for September 10-16 after recording four goals and one assist in games against Princeton and Pepperdine… Led Pac-12 in goals (15), points (34) and game-winning goals (6)… Totaled 5 multiple-goal games, scoring twice against Princeton, Pepperdine, Arizona, Oregon State and San Diego State… Recorded game-winners against Illinois, Pepperdine, Arizona, Arizona State, California and San Diego State… Moved into UCLA’s Top 10 list for career assists (tied for 7th with 21), career multiple-goal games (tied for 7th with 5) and single-season game-winning goals (tied for 10th with 6)… 2011: First-Team All-Pac-12 selection… Member of the All-Pacific Region First Team… One of 5 players to start all 21 matches… Finished the season with 12 points on 3 goals and 6 assists, the 6 assists ranking second on the team… Assisted on 3 goals in the team’s 5-2 victory over cross-town rival USC on November 4… Scored the team’s only goal in a 4-1 loss to top-ranked Stanford on October 9… 2010: Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selection… Only field player to start all 23 matches… Ended season with 10 points on 3 goals and 4 assists… Lone game-winning goal came in the team’s 7-0 victory over Cal Poly in the season opener… 2009: Named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team… Only freshman to play in all 25 matches… Made 23 starts… Ended the season with 11 points on 3 goals and 7 assists … Registered a goal and an assist in a 3-2 double-overtime victory over ASU.