#2 Laurel Kistler
Position: Attacker
Height: 5'5"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Buellton, CA
High School: Dos Pueblos HS
College: Muir
Major: Undeclared
Experience: 1 Letter
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Kistler Photos

WWPA Player of the Week (3/17).

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 Championships.

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 ... Has yet to declare a 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 ... Would eat only pasta for the rest of her life if given the chance ... Her greatest influences are her family and grandparents ... Her dream is to travel as a photographer for National Geographic after graduating from UC San Diego.

Goals 3 3/9/13 vs. Chapman
Assists 5 2/16/14 vs. George Washington
Steals 5 4/26/13 vs. Cal State San Bernardino
Ej. Drawn 3 3/1/14 vs UC Irvine
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
Totals 32
35 71 1 23 .347 25 60 18 18 218
WWP Triton Invite 2014