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Recorded 51 saves on his Pitt career ... recorded six career shutouts.
Played in five games at goal keeper with three starts ... logged 297:34 minutes in the 2011 campaign ... recorded nine saves with a .571 save percentage.
Recorded first career shutout in the first match of the season vs. Robert Morris (Sept. 1) ... recorded 42 saves on the year, including multiple five save games ... tallied six shutouts on the year ... his six shutouts tied for seventh in the Big East ... each of Pitt's six wins came with Kara in the net ... gave up just one goal during the Panthers quick 4-0 start on the year.
Manchester Community College
Posted a 34-6-2 record in two years at MCC ... as a sophomore, Kara notched 16 shutouts in 20 games, made 146 saves and yielded only four goals for a 0.25 goals against season average ... ranked the No. 1 goalkeeper in the nation after sophomore season ... named all-region first team and was a NJCAA First Team All-America selection.
Helped lead Wethersfield High School to two conference championships and one Connecticut State Championship in his career ... totalled a 57-11-7 four-year record in goal ... tallied 50 shutouts, including 15 during both his senior season and freshman seasons ... three-time all-conference selection ... as a senior, earned Central Connectict Conference Player of the Year honors, All-State, NSCAA All-New England and was a NSCAA All-America nominee ... also played goaltender for the hockey team at Wethersfield ... played with Fenerbache Youth Team in his home country of Turkey during the summer of 2009 ... helped team advance to two tournament championships after making three saves in the penalty shootout in the semifinal round.
Born on August 5, 1990 ... son of Kazanfer and Nejla Kara ... has an older brother, Feyzi ... a social sciences.