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2011: Played in two games off the bench ... mader her season debut against Northern Illinois (9/9)
2010: Played in 14 games
2009: Played in eight games ... recorded four shots with one on goal
Prep: Was a member of the 2008 Region IV Olympic Development Soccer Team ... first-team All-Conference selection in 2006 and 2007 ... named to the All-State Soccer Team in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... a member of Alaska Rush where her team went on to win five consecutive state championships ... selected as an All-Conference First Team Offense and First Team Defense for flag football in 2007 ... a multi-sport athlete, lettering in soccer, boys hockey, track and field and flag football ... won a gold medal for fastest dribbling in ODP Olympics ... won three state championships with the boy's hockey team ... a member of the National Honor Society, and was heavily involved with the student government in high school serving as the president of her freshmen and sophomore classes ... Vice President and treasurer of junior class
Personal: Parents are Scott and Leyla Kelter ... plays both soccer and hockey at the University of Wisconsin with twin sister, Alev ... first name pronounced DARE-yah ... has an older brother, Erol, and a younger brother, Evren ... dad, Scott, was a DI collegiate competitive skydiver with the Wings of Blue at the Air Force Academy ... brother, Erol, played baseball at Air Force ... involved with Bookin' it with Bucky ... a chemistry major
Kelter's Career Statistics
Off the Field with Derya Kelter
Why did you choose the University of Wisconsin?: The better question is, why would I NOT choose the University of Wisconsin.
What does it mean to be a Badger?: Honestly, this is hard to put it words. There have been songs written about it, there have been books written about, and there have been t-shirts printed about it. But when it comes down to it: only a Badger knows what it's really like to be a Badger. And once you go Badger, you never go back.
Spot on campus: Top of Monona Terrace during sunrise
Cartoon Character: Simba
Movie: Lion King
Book: Once A Runner
Athlete: Sidney Crosby
Soccer Player: Wayne Rooney
Sports team: New England Patriots, Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins.. Catch my drift?
First started soccer (age and/or grade): When I could walk
My favorite thing about Wisconsin soccer is: When we win
Before each match, I: Blare my headphones to DJ Antoine techno while visualizing entire plays
Best UW road trip: Penn State when we beat them on their home field
Best memory of the coaches: Seeing Paula cry after we beat Penn State. Farmer counting to 10 every time he gets frustrated. Tim's face after any Canadian team's loss.
One word that describes the team: Family. Unconditional love.
One word that describes me: Aggressive, maybe a little too much sometimes.
My teammates say I am: Loud.. It's not my fault I'm deaf! (See Pre-Game Ritual;)
Favorite thing to do off the field with my teammates is: Sunbathe.
Most memorable soccer achievement: Scoring 3 goals in our club state championship game to win 4-3.
This summer, I: Played soccer, lifted, fixed up my new home and took organic chemistry
Is there something significant about your uniform number?: It's actually kind of a funny story, when I was younger I wanted to just number 1, but that's a goalies number, so the only thing better than one 1, is two ones... So I chose 11. I kind of look at it as being first place twice ;)
Dream as a collegiate player: To win a national championship in both soccer and hockey
Fantasy job/career: Physician's Assistant
Person(s) most admired/role models: Jesus
I can't live without: Food
My secret addiction is: Food
The community service activity or group I most like: Bookin' It With Bucky
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be: CSI: Las Vegas
If you could be on the cover of a magazine it would be: Sports Illustrated
The best sporting event you ever attended was: Manchester United vs Chicago Fire
Nobody knows how much I love to: Sing (because I'm terrible at it)
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Internet
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: St. Croix Island
A non-athletic talent I have is: Playing guitar, piano and clarinet
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: Jesus, Mary and Joseph
If I had a million dollars: Probably give it to my parents because they seem to be more responsible with money than me.
If you could have any talent: Be the best soccer player in the world
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Skydive
Career goal: Become a PA
Most famous person I've ever met: George Bush
If I could have one superpower, it would be: To apparate
My dream date would be: Brad Pitt (too cliché?)
I am most thankful for: Family, friends and blessings.
I am most passionate about: Winning at anything and everything.
My favorite websites are: Craigslist and Groupon.com
My favorite quote or motto is: It is good to be the fastest. If you are not the fastest, be the strongest. If you are not the strongest, be the smartest. If you are not the fastest, the strongest, the smartest, cope by being stronger, faster, smarter, than the weak, slow, stupid. The world does not care for problems you have, only how you react in the face of competition. - Anonymous