|| Kim Krueger
Favorite Stanford Memory: Saturday, October 6, 2007. I am on a train coming back from my freshman dorm scavenger hunt in the city. Stanford football is playing USC in the Coliseum. My mom texts me, `1st down on usc 10 yd line, 2 min left.' I read the text aloud and freshmen all around me stare in disbelief. One boy even ventures so far as to tell me I'm wrong, that we must be on our own ten-yard line, I quickly put him in his place. At this point, I call my mom and before I know it, I am standing in the middle of the train car relaying the play-by-play of our epic last minute win over USC. The impromptu broadcast ends when Bo McNally intercepts Booty's pass with 23 seconds left. The train pulls into the station and it is a sprint down campus drive, screaming and cheering as cars honk at us. I grab all my friends and head to greet the team at Maples. I shove my way to the buses and high-five as many football players as I can. I have never been so excited, had so much fun, or felt more connected with my classmates than when Stanford beat USC, 24-23.
As A Senior In 201a: All-MPSF honorable mention ... named to National Collegiate Championship All-Tournment Team ... earned spot on MPSF All-Academic List ... fourth on the team with 36 goals ... scored twice in wins over LMU (1/22) and Indiana (1/23) ... posted hat trick in win over Arizona State (2/26) ... scored four times in win over Hawai'i (2/27) ... netted two goals in 9-8 overtime win at USC (4/2) ... notched two more goals in Senior Night win over San Jose State (4/22) ... scored in each National Collegiate Championship win, netting two goals against Iona, three against USC, and one in title game win over California.
Summer 2010: Played and coached for Stanford Water Polo Club ... named first-team All-America while leading team to runner-up finish at open nationals ... worked as a research and content development intern for Thrive Research ... "spent some time contemplating life after Stanford towards the end of the summer, but ultimately made no progress."
As a Junior in 2010: Earned spot on All-National Collegiate Championship Secnod Team ... named to MPSF All-Academic List ... was fifth on the team with a career-high 30 goals ... opened season with two goals in wins over UCSB (1/30) and Pacific (1/31) at the NorCal Invitational ... added a goal in victory over USC at Stanford Invitational (2/6) ... scored three times over semifinal and championships games at Stanford Invitational (2/7) ... added a pair of goals to UCI Invitational semifinal win over UCLA (2/28) ... netted two goals in 12-6 win over Arizona State (3/21) ... scored two more in 9-1 win at Long Beach State (3/28) ... led team with two goals in 8-7 Big Splash win against California (4/17) ... scored in 7-6 overtime win over USC (4/24) ... scored five goals at National Collegiate Championship, including two in championship game against USC (5/16).
Summer 2009: Played on championship 20/U and Open teams ... coached 14/U at the Junior Olympics ... went glass blowing in Austin, Texas and to a L'il Wayne concert.
As a Sophomore in 2009: Named APWPC Academic All-American and to MPSF All-Academic Team ... scored 21 goals ... posted four multi-goal games ... scored twice in season-opening win at Santa Clara ... added another pair of goals in 15-14 win over Arizona State at the Stanford Invitational (2/8) ... scored twice in 19-4 win over UC Santa Cruz ... posted a pair of goals in 11-10 victory over Hawai'i in Irvine Invitational semifinal ... scored a goal in Irvine Invitational title game victory over USC ... scored in three straight games from March 28-April 18 ... scored a goal in each game at the National Collegiate Championship from May 8-10.
Summer 2008: Played water polo for the Stanford Club team that placed third at Nationals ... was named to the all-tournament teams for Nationals and 20/U Nationals ... made the Senior National "B" team for Global Championship tournament ... coached the Stanford club 16/U "B" team at Junior Olympics with teammate Kelsey Holshouser, and led them to a successful tournament ... traveled a lot, including playing a surfboard water polo tournament in Honolulu, Hawaii, visiting the Whole Foods mother-store in Austin, Texas, and going to the USC-Ohio St. football game at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
As a Freshman in 2008: Named to MPSF All-Freshman Team ... netted 19 goals on the season to lead all Stanford freshmen ... had one hat trick and posted five multi-goal games ... Opened collegiate career with hat trick in season opener against Santa Clara (2/3) ... added single goals in wins over UC San Diego (2/23) and San Jose State (2/23) at Irvine Invitational ... scored twice in 12-9 win over San Diego State (3/1) ... tallied pair of goals in 10-4 win over UC Irvine (4/13) ... scored in third-place game win over Hawai'i at MPSF Tournament ... scored two goals at the National Collegiate Championship, netting one against both Marist (5/9) and UC Davis (5/11) ... earned a spot on ACWPC Academic All-America list.
High School: A 2007 graduate of the Menlo School in Atherton, Calif. ... competed for the swimming and water polo teams ... captained the water polo team as a senior ... named Menlo School Female Athlete of the Year in 2007 ... was twice named to the All-PAL First Team, in 2006 and '07 ... four-time All-PAL First Team selection in swimming ... named to All-Central Coast Section First Team as a senior ... named to CCS All-Star Game, where she took home MVP honors ... helped lead team to three CCS titles from 2004-06 ... named to the Pacific Zone All-Star team in 2007 ... a two-time second-team All-American ... also a two-time Academic All-American ... in summer of 2006, helped U.S. Youth team to Junior Pan-American Games title ... in swimming, finished in the CCS Top 16 three times.
Personal: Born in Stanford, Calif. ... parents names are Mark and Marcia ... has one sibling, Kelly... enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, watching movies, and eating good food ... major is human biology and hopes one day to become a teacher or physical therapist.