Get to know… Kellie Drenner


Goalkeeper Kellie Drenner has 23 saves and a .885 save percentage in four starts this season. Photo Credit: Charlie Landon / Staff Photographer

Date of birth: June 26, 1988

Place of birth: Van Nuys, CA

Height: 5’8”

Class: Junior

High School: Highland HS, Palmdale

Position: Goalkeeper

Major: Political Science


Food: “Everything, as long as it’s made well.”

Music: Reggae and classic rock

Movie: The Departed

Athlete: Tim Howard

Class: Political theory


Greatest Difficulty: Tearing her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) last year

Greatest goal accomplished: “Coming back from the injury and getting to start this year”

Hobbies: “Soccer is my life and I go to the beach when I can; also, reading the newspaper.”


Strengths: Distribution, playing the ball quickly out of the back for the counter-attack, and good communication.

Weaknesses: Being dominant in the air on crosses.

Pre-game rituals: Listening to her iPod to get pumped up.

Superstitions: Always puts her left glove on before her right.


Team: “Win the Big West Conference and make the NCAA Tournament.”

Individual: “Bring it every day and continue to play well and start … or get minutes.”


Drenner started playing soccer in kindergarten, and it is the only sport she has played. To keep in shape during the off-season, she runs all the time and lifts three times a week. If there was one person in the world that she could choose to meet it would be President Barack Obama.