#19 Kristen Berndt

Women's Soccer
Class Senior Height 5' 5"
Hometown Gig Harbor, Wash.
High School Mount Si Position Forward
Club Team Crossfire Sounders Major History


Junior season (2006) - Capped her junior season by earning a spot on the first-ever All-America Team chosen by the D3Kicks.com website; was one of only two West Coast players to be named to the First Team ... Made the All-West Region First Team, as chosen by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America ... Was named to the All-Northwest Conference First Team for a second consecutive year ... Led the NWC in shots per game (5.12) and was second in scoring ... Was named NWC Offensive Player of the Week early November after contributing three goals and two assists as Whitman wrapped up its season with two victories ... Also earned Player of the Week honors in October after booting four goals and adding one assist in two Missionary victories ... Led Whitman in scoring for a third straight season, combining 12 goals with four assists in 17 games ... Had two-goal games in victories over three NWC opponents ... Notched four game-winning goals.

Sophomore season (2005) - Voted to the NWC First Team ... Led the conference in shots per game and finished third in scoring ... Made the All-West Region Second Team, as chosen by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America ... Bounced back from off-season surgery to lead Whitman in scoring with nine goals and six assists ... Booted the game-winning goal (her third of the season) in a 3-2 season-ending victory at Lewis & Clark ... Gave Whitman a 2-1 win over Northwest Nazarene when she curled a left-footer into the far-side netting with 36 seconds left in regulation.

Freshman season (2004) - Playing primarily off the bench, led Whitman in scoring with 10 goals and two assists ... Finished fourth in the NWC in goals scored ... Posted a hat trick in her first college game, scoring three times in an 8-0 drubbing of Albertson ... Scored the only goals in 1-0 Whitman victories Lewis & Clark and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps.

Prep - Played three varsity seasons for coach Darren Brown and the Wildcats at Mount Si High School, earning All-KingCo First-Team honors in each of her three seasons ... Led in the KingCo League in scoring in 2003, when she also earned All-Eastside First-Team honors ... Played two club seasons for the Crossfire Sounders and coach Danie Struck ... Competed in track & field for four seasons, winning a district title in the javelin as a senior and placing second at the state championships ... Also ran the hurdles and relay events in high school ... Played two seasons of high school basketball.

Academics - Pursuing a minor in education in addition to her history major ... Studied in Botswana during the 2007 spring semester ... Volunteered at a Washington State Leadership Camp through her Delta Gamma sorority ... National Honor Society member in high school; also named a Washington Scholar and was her class salutatorian ... Was active in student government and with the German Club in high school ... Also helped coach youth soccer.

Personal - Daughter of Susan and Tim Berndt of Gig Harbor, Wash. ... Older sister Lauren Berndt graduated from Whitman in 2005 ... Plays the guitar ... Competes in a variety of intramural sports (basketball, ultimate frisbee, bowling).

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