| Kirsten Birkhold
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· Started in five of 16 matches played ... posted career-high six points off two goals and two assists.
· Missed the last five outings due to injury.
· Tallied first assist of the season in UT's 2-0 victory over Houston (Aug. 28)
· Came off the bench against Kentucky (Sept. 13) to net her first goal of the season.
· Recorded career-high three points to help the Longhorns defeat Loyola-Chicago, 2-1 (Oct. 9) ... netted the equalizer in the 30th minute then assisted the gamewinning goal when she found Leah Payne in the middle of the Rambler box on a corner kick.
· Competed in 11 games for the Longhorns totaling 233 minutes.
· Recorded first goal of the season against Oklahoma (10/17).
· Saw action in 24 games, including 10 starts... totaled one goal and an assist for three points.
· One of 13 Longhorns to score in 2007...fired 17 shots including 10 on goal in 897 minutes of play.
· Registered first career assist in 3-1 win over TCU (8/31).
· Netted first career goal in UT's 4-0 shut out over Houston (9/21), playing just 24 minutes.
· Recorded a game-high three shots in 1-0 victory over Baylor (10/14).
· Played for five years with the powerhouse Sereno '89 White team coached by Ally Maxwell.
· Arizona ODP Player Pool (2004-05) and Region IV (2005) ODP Championship Teams ... played on the Arizona state champion team in 2003.
· Sereno '89 White team won the 2004 Nike Harvest Cup.
· Four-year letterwinner for Coach Wyck Chew at Paradise Valley High School.
· 2006 PVHS Female Athlete of the Year.
· Earned All-Region and All-State honors.
· Captained her team during her senior season.
· 2007 team finished as the state runner-up after becoming Region F Champions.
· Scholar-Athlete all four years with a 4.0 GPA.
· Member of the National Honor Society.
Born Kirsten Anne Birkhold on February 1, 1989 in Phoenix, Ariz. ... daughter of Mike and Jan Birkhold ... has one brother, Connor ... majoring in corporate communications.
OFF-FIELD WITH KIRSTEN BIRKHOLD
If you could build a dorm room, and live in any building on campus, where would you build it? Right next to the communication building so I don't have to walk to class
Biggest celebrity crush? Julia Roberts
At a team get together, I'm usually the one who... Laughs alot
Weirdest class taken in college? Psychology
Favorite supervillan/superhero? Batman
Favorite looking jersey of the 2010 World Cup? USA
If you could major in one other subject, what would it be? Government
Team Edward or Team Jacob/ or Team Harry Potter? Team Edward
If you could go back and witness any event in history what would it be? First man on the moon
If you were in a band, what type of music/ what instrument would you want to play? Singer
Favorite board game? Catch phrase
Greatest on the field moment? Winning Big 12 tournament freshman year
What have you learned about yourself while in college? That studying really does help on tests
What was your favorite movie of the summer? Inception
What legacy do you hope to leave after graduation? Work hard while hearing fun
What did you do this summer? Interned at advertising agency
What is your favorite sport outside of soccer? Golf