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3   Kristen Kiefer
Kristen Kiefer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mission Viejo, Calif.

High School:
Capistrano Valley HS

Height:
5-7

Position:
F

Experience:
2L


Career: Tied for fifth on the LBSU career charts with four game-winning goals ... Also ranks eighth in goals scored (14) and ninth in points (35).

2008: All-Big West honorable mention selection ... Ranked third on the team with eight goals and 18 points ... Also recorded two assists ... Scored twice in the 49ers' season-opening 4-0 win against Gonzaga ... Found the back of the net in victories over Harvard, BYU and Utah State ... Tallied the game-tying goal in the final minute of regulation at UC Santa Barbara (Oct. 31) as The Beach went on to win 2-1 in double overtime to secure its third regular season conference championship ... Added a goal and an assist at Cal Poly two days later ... Named the Big West Player of the Week (Nov. 3) for her effort.

2007: Garnered second-team All-Big West recognition after ranking third in the conference in points (17) and goals (6), and fourth in assists (5) ... Started 14 of 18 matches played ... Began her collegiate career with a goal and an assist at Cal State Bakersfield on Aug. 31 ... Found the back of the net twice against Middle Tennessee as part of a 5-1 triumph at the Oklahoma Classic ... Came back in the next game to tally a pair of assists, earning a spot on the All-Sooner Classic team ... Had back-to-back goals in wins over Wyoming (Sept. 30) and at Pacific (Oct. 5).

High School: Two-sport athlete at Capistrano Valley High School ... Won three letters in soccer ... Was a first-team All-South Coast League selection in 2005 and 2007, while garnering honorable mention recognition in 2006 ... Led the team in scoring all three years ... Also lettered four years in track ... Two-time league champion in the long and triple jumps and the 300-meter hurdles, earning Female League Athlete of the Meet in 2006 and 2007 ... All-county selection in the 300m hurdles as a sophomore and junior ... Set school records in the 100-meter hurdles (13.9), 300-meter hurdles (42.7) and long jump (18-03.75) ... Her 300 hurdle time was also a league record.

Club: Was a member of the SoCal Blues club team and the U18 and U19 Premier teams.

Personal: Member of the 49er track and field team ... All-Big West performer in the 400m hurdles ... Qualified for the NCAA West Regionals in the same event ... An honor roll student and scholar athlete ... Majoring in liberal studies.

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