- U.S. National Team: WNT
- Position: Forward
- Date Of Birth: May 22, 1983
- Height: 5-8
- Hometown: Kahuku, Hawaii
- Club: Sky Blue FC
2009: Allocated to Sky Blue FC for the inaugural WPS season in 2009 … Played in 18 games for SBFC, starting 16, and was the team’s leading scorer with six goals … Played a key role in helping Sky Blue earn the fourth and final playoff berth, then played in all three playoff matches, starting just one, while scoring one goal with one assist to help the club to the first-ever WPS title … Youth: Played club for Kailua AA and on occasion for the Leahi Soccer Club during her youth soccer career.
Became the first player in WAC history to earn three Player of the Year awards and First-Team all-conference honors all four seasons … Scored 15 goals with four assists as a senior … One of the top offensive players in the nation during her career, she owns the WAC career shots record (446) and is second in goals (72) and points (162) … She finished her college career with 72 goals in 73 matches … Voted the team’s MVP and Most Outstanding Striker as a sophomore, junior and senior ... As a junior, she led the team in scoring with a team-high 12 goals, while adding five assists … Seven of her goals were game-winners, including three in overtime ... Suffered a broken collarbone in the waning minutes of UH’s finale against Tulsa in the WAC Tournament ... As a sophomore, she led the nation in goals scored (29) and set or tied 13 new school and conference records, including UH records for goals in a match (5 vs. Morehead St.), and season (29) … Scored seven game-winning goals and also scored a goal in nine straight matches ... Scored multiple goals in eight matches, including four hat tricks ... Scored four goals against Nevada, tying the WAC record for goals in a conference match ... As a freshman, she completed record-breaking rookie campaign by setting or tying eight school records, three freshman records, and four conference records ... Named WAC Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, becoming the first player in conference history to accomplish the feat ... A 2001 graduate of Kahuku High School in Kahuku, Oahu, she was regarded as perhaps the top female high school athlete in the state ... Earned four letters each in soccer and track, two in volleyball and one each in basketball and cross country ... A two-time Oahu Interscholastic Association soccer all-star ... Earned All-State and Gatorade Player of the Year honors her senior season ... Led the Red Raiders to the division title her senior season, the first title in the school’s history … Voted to the OIA East first team in volleyball her senior season and earned OIA first team and all-state second team honors in basketball her senior season ... A two-time state champion and record holder in the 300 hurdles ... Also captured state titles in the 110 hurdles, high jump and long jump.
Full name is Natasha Kanani Janine Kai … Nickname is Tasha or TK ... Majored in sociology ... Likes to surf, especially her home beach at the North Shore … Likes to hang out with her friends, go dancing and spend time with her family … Loves to travel and meet new people … Has three younger brothers and two younger sisters ... Has more than 25 tattoos, by far the most ever for a WNT player … Younger sister Krisha played soccer at Hawaii ... Is a great aunt to her pride and joys, nephews Kaizen and Zylaher … Likes to sing and takes after her father Benny Kai, who is a professional singer at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Oahu … Has an addiction to belt buckles and shoes … Her favorite meal is the No. 1 at McDonald’s … Favorite color is pink … Favorite Hawaiian food is poke & poi.