19 - Kirsten Walther
Kirsten Walther
Height: 5-5
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Landenberg, Pa.
High School: St. Mark's
Position: M/D

2009: Appeared in 15 games, making 14 starts ... Made the second defensive save of her career against American (10/3) … Finished the season with 17 tackles and 20 interceptions … Made 14 consecutive starts on defense from 9/6-10/31 ... Named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I National Academic Squad ... Selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2008: Appeared in 10 games, making two starts ... Named to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I National Academic Squad ... Selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... Finished the season with eight tackles and seven interceptions ... Saw her first career action and start at Fairfield (8/30) ... Made a defensive save during the 4-3 win at Lehigh (10/25).

HIGH SCHOOL: Played varsity field hockey for four seasons at St. Mark's ... Served as team captain in 2007 ... Team was the 2005 state runner-up ... Named first team All-Conference in 2007, after being a second team selection in 2005 and 2006 ... Played varsity lacrosse for four seasons, serving as team captain in 2007 and 2008 ... Lacrosse team was the 2006 state runner-up ... Named All-Conference in 2007 (first team) and 2006 (second team) ... Member of the PH Strikers Quest club team ... Team won its under-19 pool at the 2007 National Hockey Festival and the 2007 National Indoor Tournament ... Took part in the USFHA Futures Program from 2002-2007 ... Played in the National Futures Tournament from 2003-2006, and the Junior Olympics in 2004 and 2005 ... An alternate on the 2005 under-16 National Team.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Charles and Christine Walther ... Has one brother (Ian) ... Majoring in English.

Walther's Career Statistics

Year    GP-GS   G       A       TP      GWG     INT     T   DS
2008    10-2    0       0       0       0       7       8   1
2009    15-14   0       0       0       0       20      17  1
Career  25-16   0       0       0       0       27      25  2