Career: Selected No. 37 overall by the Washington Spirit in the 2016 NWSL Draft ... tri-captain for the 2015 campaign ... moved to the defensive center back position and flourished, starting all 18 matches as a junior ... played in the midfield as a senior.
Senior (2015): A backbone in the midfield and defense in her final year starting all 23 matches she played ... logged 1,741 minutes ... scored her first collegiate goal on the road at Samford, while also tallying an assist ... took a season-high five shots in the Samford match ... helped guide the Blue Devil defense to 14 shutouts ... helped lead Duke to its third appearance in the NCAA College Cup, before falling in the championship match to Penn State, 1-0.Junior (2014): Started all 18 matches played on defense ... collected one assist in a 3-1 win over UAB ... named to CS360 Primetime Performer list Sept. 2, after helping Duke to wins against UAB and 13th-ranked West Virginia ... helped lead the defense to a total of six shutouts ... played a team-best 1,638 minutes, missing only three minutes all season.
Sophomore (2013): Appeared in 18 games, starting 13 ... played a season-high 93 minutes in Duke’s 2-1 win over Notre Dame on Oct. 20 ... recorded four shots on the season ... tallied 992 minutes of playing time.
Freshman (2012): Appeared in 12 games … registered one assist in a 5-2 win over eighth-ranked Marquette … recorded three shots … tallied 262 minutes played.
Regional Team Experience: Played with the ODP Region I team in 2009 and 2010 ... traveled to Portugal with her Region I ODP squad in 2010.
High School/Club: Four-year letterwinner at Sidwell Friends School (SFS) ... tabbed the Washington, D.C., Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... earned a ranking of No. 37 in TopDrawerSoccer Class of 2012 ... named to the Washington Post All-Met First Team as a senior and junior ... two-time recipient of the SFS Award (MVP) ... concluded her prep career with 45 goals and 27 assists ... guided her high school team to its first regular season league title in 18 years as a senior, totaling 18 goals and nine assists ... injured in her final regular season game and could not compete in the tournament ... led Sidwell Friends School to a 13-1-1 record ... recorded 15 goals and nine assists her junior year ... her team posted a 16-3-2 overall record her junior season ... played with the club team McLean Strikers, starting as a center midfielder ... the team was National Finalists in 2010 ... lettered four years in track and field ... ran a 5:09 in the 1600 meters and 2:18 in the 800 meters ... named Washington D.C. Runner of the Year in 2009 ... garnered All-Met Honorable Mention ... participated at Penn Relays for three years ... lettered in varsity basketball as a freshman.
Personal: Full name is Kara Marie Wilson ... born January 15, 1994 in Washington, D.C. ... daughter of Neal and Coleen Wilson ... has one brother, Kyle (21), and four sisters, Megan (19), Emily (17), Bryn (15) and Kelly (12) ... her sister, Megan, is a sophomore at Stanford on the track & field squad ... her mother, Coleen, was an All-America on the track & field team at Villanova (1983-87) ... her father, Neal, was on the Columbia track & field team (1984-88) ... her brother, Kyle, was on the rowing team at Michigan (2010-11) ... her grandfather, Patrick Gallagher, played basketball at Holy Cross (1960-64) ... her aunt, Megan, was on the volleyball team at University of Pennsylvania (1988-92) ... studied in China for a month in the summer of 2011 for Sidwell Grassroots China Course ... staff writer for Sidwell’s School Newspaper ... a 2013 and 2014 ACC Honor Roll selection ... majored in public policy.