|| Kellen Kiilsgaard
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2009 FIRST TEAM ALL-PAC-10
MLB Draft: Drafted in the 30th Round of the 2010 Draft by the Houston Astros.
Summer Ball: Named the seventh-best prospect by Baseball America in the Alaska Summer League in 2009 after playing for the Anchorage Bucs, batting .295 over 39 starts with a team-high 26 RBIs and 24 runs, to go along with seven doubles, two triples and a homer ... also stole nine of 11 bases.
Stanford Career: Former first team All-Pac-10 selection after solid sophomore season... hitting .294 over 70 career games with 41 runs and 49 RBIs... hit nine of his 10 home runs in 2009... member of the 2008 CWS team, making the postseason, but did not play in a game... former two sport athlete, played on the football team as a freshman.
As a Junior in 2010: Played in 14 games with eight starts in right field, batting just .167 with three runs and three RBIs... only home run was a solo shot against UC Santa Barbara (5/6)... missed most of the season with an elbow injury.
As a Sophomore in 2009: Burst upon the collegiate season with a tremendous sophomore campaign ... earned first team All-Pac-10 honors after batting .313 with 37 runs, 14 doubles, one triple, nine home runs and 46 RBIs in 53 games ... added a .527 slugging percentage and a .411 on-base mark ... RBI total tied for ninth in the Pac-10, while he hit .352 (31-for-88) with runners in scoring position ... pinch-hit in the designated hitter spot in the second game of the season, made his first start in the fourth contest and started Stanford's last 50 games in right field ... hit safely in 38 of his 53 games overall, while collecting at least one RBI in 26 contests ... ranked second on the club with 20 multi-hit games, while he was third with 11 multi-RBI efforts ... belted a solo homer February 21 versus Vanderbilt (Game 1) for his first collegiate hit and RBIs ... logged his first multi-hit effort with a 2-for-4, two-RBI performance March 1 at Cal State Fullerton ... connected on a solo homer March 8 versus Texas ... nearly single-handedly lifted Stanford to a 6-5, 12-inning victory March 22 at California, going 3-for-4 with a double, two homers (first career multi-HR game) and four RBIs ... led off the ninth with a game-tying solo homer, put the Cardinal ahead with a homer in the 11th and drove in the winning run with a bases-loaded walk in the 12th ... came through with a two-out, RBI-single in the eighth inning April 1 versus Santa Clara, lifting the Cardinal to a 6-5 win ... snapped a 2-2 tie with a sixth-inning, solo homer April 11 versus UCLA, propelling Stanford to a 7-2 victory ... collected a career-high six RBIs and fell a homer shy of the cycle during a 14-4 rout of Cal April 13, finishing 3-for-5 with a double, triple and a walk ... hit at a .373 clip (19-for-51) with nine RBIs during a career-best 12-game hitting streak May 2-17 ... delivered the game-winning, last at-bat hit on consecutive nights May 12 and 13 ... his RBI-single in the 13th inning gave the Cardinal a 6-5 victory May 12 at San Jose State ... delivered a two-out, two-strike, two-run single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning to lift Stanford to a 14-13 win over Pacific May 13 ... hit came with the Cardinal trailing 13-12, and capped the club's comeback from a 13-10 deficit entering the ninth ... hammered five homers and collected 21 RBIs in 27 Pac-10 contests.
As a Freshman in 2008: Was slowed at the onset after playing on the Stanford football team during the fall of 2007 ... appeared in only three games, all off the bench ... was hitless in three official at-bats, but scored a run ... made his collegiate debut in the season opener February 22 versus Nebraska, appearing in the first game of a doubleheader and drawing a pinch-hit walk in his only plate appearance ... was with the team throughout the postseason, but did not play.
High School: 2007 graduate of Auburn (Wash.) High School, where he was a two-sport standout in baseball and football ... tabbed a 2007 first-team all-state outfielder when he hit .440 with four homers and 29 RBIs as a senior ... batted .535 with four home runs and 26 RBIs during a big 2005 sophomore campaign, while also contributing an 8-1 record and a 1.10 ERA on the hill to earn first-team all-state recognition as a pitcher as well as South Puget Sound League MVP honors ... helped his team to four consecutive conference titles (2004-07) and appearances in the state tournament all four years ... led the club to secondplace finishes at both the 2006 and 2007 state 4A tournaments ... became the first high school player to hit a home run at Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, during the 2006 state tournament ... Auburn logged an overall 92-14 record during his prep career ... lettered three times in football while playing quarterback, free safety and kicker ... racked up 989 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior, while adding 1,035 yards through the air and 15 passing touchdowns to earn 2006 Seattle Area Offensive Player of the Year by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer ... was a first team all-state selection at both quarterback and free safety in 2006, while being named his league's Offensive and Defensive MVP ... also was named conference Offensive and Defensive MVP as a junior in 2005 ... entered his school's record books as the all-time leader in single-season rushing touchdowns (23), single-season total offense (1,919 yards) and extra points made in a single game (8) ... led his football team to four South Puget Sound League crowns (2003-06) and the semifinals of the 2006 state 3A tournament, when he helped his squad set school records in wins (12) and offensive production (402 yards and 41.0 points per game) ... was chosen as the National Football Foundation's Western Region National Scholar-Athlete in 2007, the first ever selection from the state of Washington ... coached in baseball by Tim Kuykendall.
Personal Information: Son of Kjel and Leslie Kiilsgaard ... has two sisters, Elise and Linnea ... comes from an athletic family ... sister, Linnea, was one of the country's top collegiate volleyball players during her four-year career at Northern Colorado (2000-03) ... she was a two-time first-team All-American (2002 and 2003), while she finished her career fourth all-time in NCAA history for assists per game ... she also set school records for career assists and career assists per game ... father, Kjel, was a linebacker at Idaho from 1973-77 and was an honorable mention All-American in 1976 ... grandfather, Carl, was an offensive tackle for Idaho (1946-49), was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in 1950 and was inducted into the Vandal Athletics Hall of Fame ... communication major.