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#18 Kristy Zurmuhlen
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Walpole, N.H.
High School: Fall Mountain Regional

At Stanford: Emerged as a catalyst for Stanford's national championship team after coming off the bench her first three seasons ... hard-working player ... good in the air.

As a Senior in 2011: NCAA College Cup All-Tournament Team ... Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention ... Pam Strathairn Award winner for best competitive attitude among female seniors at the Stanford Athletic Board awards ... weekly honors: Primetime Player of the Week (Nov. 28), Our Game Magazine Elite 8 Team of the Week (Nov. 28) ... earned first collegiate start in season-opening victory over Penn State ... despite hip and knee injuries, never missed a game and became an invaluable presence on the field ... known for her fearlessness and willingness to pursue and tackle ... provided some big goals ... broke a scoreless tie in the NCAA quarterfinal against Oklahoma State (Nov. 25) ... took a pass from Mariah Nogueira at the top of the box, cut to her left, then to her right, to set up a hard 12-yard shot through the legs of a defender and inside the far post in the 52nd minute ... scored the second goal in the semifinal victory over Florida State (Dec. 2) ... anchored one of the most successful senior classes in NCAA history, producing a 95-4-4 overall record and 53-0-1 mark in home games while reaching four straight College Cups and capturing three Pac-12 titles in a row ... scored first goal since freshman year on 22-yard blast into upper left corner against Portland (Sept. 15).

As a Junior in 2010: After an outstanding spring, became a regular contributor off the bench ... played in 22 matches as a reserve ... provided high energy and strong defending when called upon ... earned first collegiate assist on a centering pass to Teresa Noyola in the 78th minute for the fourth goal of a of 5-0 victory over Florida State (Nov. 26) in the NCAA quarterfinals ... two headers forced saves by UCLA in Stanford's 2-0 victory (Oct. 10).

As a Sophomore in 2009: Played in two matches off the bench ... played season-high 32 minutes in 6-0 victory over Wisconsin (Sept. 20).

As a Freshman in 2008: Played in nine matches as a reserve ... scored her first collegiate goal in the 89th minute of a 5-0 victory over Arizona State (Oct. 26) with a 25-yard shot inside the back post.

National Team Experience: Attended U.S. U-20 national team camp in 2007.

High School/Club: A 2008 graduate of Fall Mountain Regional High School in Langdon, N.H. ... 2007 NSCAA High School All-American ... 2007-08 Gatorade New Hampshire Player of the Year ... 2007 Manchester Union Leader All-State Player of the Year ... four-time NSCAA first-team all-state selection ... holds school career scoring record, including boys and girls, with 84 goals and 73 assists (241 points) ... single-season school-record holder with 31 goals and 19 assists, set as a freshman ... played club with Seacoast United from 2004-2007, winning the 2004 Super Y League North American national championship, where she was named MVP of the finals ... a member of the Region I '89 Olympic Development Program team and the New Hampshire state ODP team ... played for former U.S. national team coach Tony DiCicco with the WPSL's Soccer Plus CT ... recipient of the 2008 NHADA/NHIAA High School Female Athletic/Academic Award ... also played basketball for two seasons.

Personal: Daughter of Rick and Devey Zurmuhlen ... has one older sister, Karlie, and one younger sister, Kassey ... majoring in human biology ... enjoys basketball, swimming, and snowmobiling.

Zurmuhlen's career statistics:

Year GP-GS Shots Goals Assists Points
2008 9-0 2 1 0 2
2009 2-0 0 0 0 0
2010 22-0 15 0 1 1
2011 26-25 25 6 4 16
Totals 59-25 42 7 5 19