Air Force: Junior: Appeared in 20 matches, starting 13 in the backfield...appeared in six conference matches, starting five...named to the MWC all-academic team for third-consecutive season. Sophomore: Appeared in 19 matches, starting 14 in the backfield...attempted one shot...named to the MWC all-academic team for second time. Freshman: Appeared in 14 matches, starting four...played in four conference matches...named to the MWC all-academic team.
HIGH SCHOOL (Mullen): Lettered four years in soccer...team won the state championship twice and was the state runnerup twice...second-team all-conference as a junior and first-team as a senior...member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society...on the 4.0 Honor Roll all four years...high school soccer coach was Mark Tayson.
PERSONAL: A member of Cadet Squadron 38, the Almighty All-Stars...birthdate is Jan. 18, 1985...has one brother, Mike (26)...grandfather, Stanley Plichta, played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1940s...nickname is Katie...major is English...long-term goals are to become a college teacher or an air traffic controller...completed Operations Air Force at Mildenhall AFB, England, the summer of 2005...completed jump training and assisted with Combat Survival Training summer after freshman year...person in history she'd most like to meet is NHL hockey legend Gordie Howe...enjoys watching MTV's Real World and listening to Jimmy Eat World...also recruited by Kansas and Idaho...daughter of Steve and Sue Plichta.
Plichta's CAREER STATS
YR GP-GS G A PTS 2003 (Fr.) 14-4 0 0 0 2004 (So.) 19-14 0 0 0 2005 (Jr.) 20-13 0 0 0 Career 53-31 0 0 0