- U.S. National Team: U-23 WNT
- Position: Midfielder
- Date Of Birth: July 24, 1991
- Height: 5-1
- Hometown: Las Vegas, Nev.
- Previous National Teams: U-20 WNT
- Club: UCLA
Was a member of the U.S. team that won the 2010 CONCACAF U-20 Championships in Guatemala in January of 2010 … Played in four matches during qualifying and had one assist … Played in 14 total matches for the USA in 2010 heading into the World Cup, including 12 international games … Scored one international goal, that coming against Mexico in a pre-World Cup friendly … Called into her first U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team camp in January of 2009 … Represented the U.S. Under-17 National Team at the Future Stars Tournament in New Zealand in 2008 … Earned five caps and scored one goal for the USA at the U-17 level, but was one of the last roster cuts for the World Cup Team ... Played for the Under-16 U.S. National Team in 2007 … Attended the U.S. U-14 Development I.D. Camp in 2005.
Played club soccer for Southern California Blues at a U-18 and for the Slammers FC in U-17s … Played for the U-11 through U-16 for Neusport FC … Won four Nevada state titles with Neusport and helped the team to a regional final at the U-14 level … Also played in a Western Regional final with the Blues.
Played in all 25 games for UCLA as a freshman in 2009, starting 23 of them … Scored two goals with seven assists and was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team … A Parade All-American at Rancho High School in 2009 ... An NSCAA All-American in 2008 and 2007.
Full name is Zakiya Abeni Bywaters ... Nickname is Z … Zakiya is Swahili for intelligent … Majoring in anthropology … Admires Argentina's Lionel Messi ... Enjoys singing and dancing … Ran 400m and 4 x 400 m in track in high school … Has an older sister and two older brothers who all played soccer … Enjoys hanging out with her family and close friends … Loves attending college in California and going to the beach (there are no beaches in Nevada) … Favorite boxer is Floyd “Money” Mayweather, who lives in Las Vegas.