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  Celeste Fushimi-Karns

Celeste  Fushimi-Karns

Player Profile


Dublin, Ohio

High School:
Worthington Kilbourne




2015: Played in all 18 games…Tallied one assist, totaling one point…Assisted on Alexis Milesky’s goal against Robert Morris (Sep. 11)…Played all 110 minutes of Ohio’s 2-1 overtime win over Northern Illinois (Oct. 2)…Named Academic All-MAC.

2014: Played in all 19 games, logging 587 minutes...Recorded her first career point and assist in a 3-1 win over Detroit (Sept.12)...Saw action in her first career game against Butler when she subbed in for Mollie Whitacre in the 37th minute...Tallied her first career shot against Xavier (Sept. 5)...Logged her first career shot on goal against Bowling Green (Oct. 17)...Named Academic All-MAC.

Prior to Ohio:
Competed for Worthington Kilbourne High School under Courtney Irwin and Meghann Moore ... Tallied 13 goals and 28 assists during her career ... Earned four varsity letters in soccer ... Garnered First Team All-Ohio Capital Conference honors in 2011, '12 and '13 in addition to First Team All-District and Second Team All-State accolades in '12 and '13 ... Served as team captain in 2013 ... Competed alongside current Bobcat classmate Kelley Zebrowski ...Posted a career-high six goals and 12 assists in 2013 to lead her squad to its second straight district runner-up finish after collecting five goals and nine assists in '12 ... Also earned four varsity letters in gymnastics ... Also competed for Ohio Premier for seven years under Alan Yost.

Personal: Born Aug. 29, 1996 ... Daughter of Tom Karns and Cindy Fushimi ... Has one brother, T.J. Karns, and two sisters, Selena Fushimi-Karns and Abbey Karns ... Father, Tom, played football for four years at Salem College ... Sister, Selena, is entering her sophomore season as a member of the California University of Pennsylvania soccer program ... Plans to major in Athletic Training ... Garnered Scholar-Athlete honors all four years at Worthington Kilbourne ... Received Silver Key (five semesters with a 3.0 grade-point average) honors in 2013 after earning National Honor Society and Bronze Key (three semesters with 3.0 GPA)recognition in '12 ... Volunteered for the iCan Bike program for people with disabilities, helping them learn to ride a two-wheel bicycle ... Also volunteered for the St. Stephen's Community Home ... Lists favorite professional sports team as Manchester United ... Lists former United States of America Olympic gymnast Kerri Strug as her favorite athlete.