Dash

Kika Toulouse
16
Defender
  • Houston Dash
  • 5' 6"
  • 05-03-1989
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Virginia

 

Selected by the Houston Dash with the tenth pick in the 2014 NWSL Expansion Draft.

PRONUNCIATION: Kee-Kah Too-Loose

2013 NWSL: Appeared in 16 games (9 starts) for Washington Spirit.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2012: Played for Ragsveds IF in Sweden.  

INTERNATIONAL: Played for Randy Waldrum with U.S. U-23s … 2012: Appeared in two games, including one start, as U.S. U-23 national team won the Three Nations Tournament in Norway … Also started friendly vs. Norway in exhibition match after Three Nations Tournament.

COLLEGE: Played four seasons at University of Virginia … Helped lead Cavaliers to NCAA tournament Round of 16 in all four seasons … 2010: Appeared in 22 games (21 starts) and scored one goal and added one assist … Cavaliers reached NCAA tournament Round of 16 before falling to Ohio state, 3-2 … 2009: Appeared in 21 games (17 starts) and totaled one goal and two assists … Helped lead Virginia to NCAA tournament Round of 16, where it lost to UCLA … 2008: Appeared in 23 games and scored one goal for Cavaliers … 2007: Part of Virginia squad that reached NCAA tournament Round of 16 before falling to Duke … Appeared in 20 games … Member of Cavaliers team that reached NCAA tournament Round of 16, where it fell to No. 1-seed UCLA in overtime, 2-1.    

PERSONAL: First name is Gabriella … Raised in Arlington, Virginia … Foreign Affairs major at University of Virginia ... Attended Bishop O’Connell High School where she won three Washington Catholic Athletic Conference titles … Won NCSAA national championship in 2004 ... Played club soccer for Arlington Soccer Association and was coached by Lizzy Stell and Mike Woods ... Also played for Braddock Road Club (BRYC), under head coach John Kenny, and won six Virginia State Cup Championships ...  2007 Arlington’s High School Girls Soccer Sportsmanship Award recipient ... Favorite summer vacation: Spending a week on a houseboat in Canada with her family for summer vacation ... Melissa (older sister) played four years of varsity soccer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst; Kyle (younger brother) played four years of varsity football at the College of the Holy Cross ... Favorite vacation: Visiting her mom’s family in Brazil and Disney World ... Current athlete she admires most: Kaka ... Also speak French and Portuguese ... Hobbies: Playing piano, writing/blogging, being sarcastic ... Something people may not know about me: "I have no acting/improv experience but one of my dream jobs would be as a cast member on SNL (or at least hosting an episode) ... Favorite concert: Lady Gaga ... Favorite bands: Paramore, Gorillaz, OneRepublic.