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2 Laurel Kistler

ACWPC All-America First Team ... WWPA Player of the Year ... All-WWPA First Team ... One of 16 UCSD Athletes of the Year ... San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for April ... WWPA Player of the Week (3/7) ... Led team with 48 assists, and second with 60 goals and 58 steals ... Compiled five goals, one assist and one steal vs. Whittier (3/4) ... Dished out four assists vs. Iona (3/10) and vs. Harvard (3/13) ... Had eight steals to go along with one goal and one assist vs. San Diego State (4/22) ... Four steals, three goals and two assists vs. CSU Bakersfield (3/24) ... Scored three goals and dished out two assists in the NCAA Championship play-in game vs. Whittier (5/10) ... Produced two goals, three assists and two steals in three games at NCAA Championship hosted by UCLA ... Leaves UCSD ranked third in career goals (137) and assists (193).

ACWPC All-America First Team ... All-WWPA First Team ... NCAA Championship All-Tournament Second Team ... WWPA Player of the Week (3/17) ... UCSDtritons.com Athlete of the Week (5/11) ... Finished with 68 goals, 54 assists and 64 steasl ... Led the team in goals, steals and field blocks (19) ... Her 54 assists and ejections drawn were good for second on the team ... Finished with an eighth place mark on both the UCSD single-season assists list and single-season steals list ... Scored a hat trick in back-to-back games twice in 2015 ... Scored two goals, four assists and three steals against Azusa Pacific (2/13) ... Set a career-high four goals with four steals and two ejections drawn agaisnt Hawai'i (2/21) ... Tallied four goals, two assists, one steal and one penalty drawn against Michigan (2/22) ... Recorded four goals three assists, four steals, one penalty drawn and one ejection drawn against Princeton (3/14) ... Scored four goals with three assists, three steals and three ejections drawn against Cal State East Bay (4/4) ... Had two goals, three assists and two steals in the NCAA Championship Play-In game against Whittier (5/2) ... Totaled four goals and five assists during the NCAA Championship in Stanford, earning a spot on the All-Tournament Second Team.

ACWPC All-Academic ... Tallied 18 goals, 26 assists, 38 steals in her 2014 campaign ... Her 38 steals tied for third on the team ... Scored two goals, a steal and drew a penalty against UC Santa Barbara ... Dished out a career-high five assists while scoring twice and grabbing two steals against George Washington ... Grabbed a season-high four steals and had two assists against Pomona-Pitzer ... Had one goal, four assists and two steals against Monterey Bay ... Posted one goal, one assist and three steals against Sonoma State in the second round of the WWPA Championship.

ACWPC All-Academic ... Tallied 132 quarters of playing time ... Scored her first career goal at the UC Santa Barbara Winter Invite against No. 17 Cal State Northridge (1/26)… Posted a single-game high three goals and two steals against Chapman (3/9) ... Scored two goals and grabbed two steals the same weekend against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (3/9) ... Finished the season with 14 goals, nine assists, 33 steals, eight ejections drawn and 10 field blocks.

A 2012 graduate of Dos Pueblos Senior High School in Goleta ... Made All-Channel League First Team (2011-12) ... Three-time Division I CIF championship team member with the Chargers ... Junior Olympic Platinum Division gold medalist for the 18U team as a senior (2012) ... Member of Junior Olympics Platinum Division silver medal champions 18U team as a junior (2011) ... Also on Junior Olympics Platinum Division silver medal championship 14U (2008) and 12U (2006) teams ... Member of Junior Olympics Platinum Division gold medal championship 16U team twice (2010-11) and 12U team once (2005) ... Her teams were a National Club Championships (NCC) Qualifier and NCC gold medal champion for many years (2008-12) ... Santa Barbara Aquatics Club (SBAC) Junior Olympics Qualifier (2005-12) ... Played club for SBAC during the summers between 2008-12 ... Also was a four-year member of the swim team and ran cross country as a sophomore (2009) for the Chargers.

Born Nov. 22, 1994 in Santa Barbara ... Parents are Stephen and Christina Kistler, who both graduated from UC Santa Barbara ... Has an older brother named Ian and a younger sister named Olivia ... Environmental systems (ecology, behavior and evolution) major at Muir College ... Rallying from a 7-2 deficit at the half to beat Newport Harbor in the CIF Division I Southern Section Finals, 9-8, as a sophomore is her most memorable moment in water polo ... Enjoys reading, geocaching with her sister and friends, surfing, boogie boarding, and sleeping in her spare time ... Wilma Rudolph, Missy Franklin, Michael Phelps, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Usain Bolt are among her favorite athletes ... Favorite movies are The Princess Bride, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Ever After: A Cinderella Story and Blades of Glory ... Has "Gravity" by Shawn McDonald and "Scar Tissue" by Red Hot Chili Peppers on her playlist ... Loves pasta ... Her greatest influences are her family and grandparents ... Her dream is to travel as a photographer for National Geographic after graduating from UCSD.

Goals 5 3/4/16 vs. Whittier
Assists 5 2/16/14 vs. George Washington
Steals 8 4/22/16 vs. San Diego State
Ej. Drawn 4 3/26/16 vs. Hawai'i 
Season G A Stl Pen Dr Ej Dr Shot % FB MA TO Ej Total
2013 14 9 33 0 8 .373 10 23 10 6 82
2014 18 26 38 1 15 .327 15 37 8 12 136
2015 68 54 64 3 46 .427 19 91 43 34 311
2016 60 48 58 4 45 .375 8 100 33 25 282
Totals 160
137 193 8 114 .389 52 251 94 77 811
Position: Attacker
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
City/State: Buellton, CA
High School: Dos Pueblos HS
College: Muir
Major: Environmental Systems
Experience: 3 Letters
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