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Christina Kirkaldy
Christina Kirkaldy

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Afton, N.Y.

High School:
Afton Central

Position:
Goalie

Birthdate:
08/19/1982

Experience:
3L


2004: Second-Team All-Region and All-Big Ten honoree ... Started all 22 games, recording six shutouts ... Posted an 18-4 record along with a 1.24 goals-against average and a .711 saves percentage ... In MSU's first eight games, all wins, allowed just eight goals, including a pair of blankings vs. Delaware (Aug. 28) and at Rutgers (Sept. 9) ... Recorded back-to-back blankings of Ohio State (Sept. 24) and Northwestern (Sept. 26) en route to Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors ... Stopped five shots in a 1-0 win over No. 19 Penn State (Oct. 9) ... Made two saves in 4-0 win over Boston College (Nov. 13) in NCAA Tournament First Round and made two stops in 3-2 win over Michigan (Nov. 14) to advance MSU to the NCAA Final Four.

Christina Kirkaldy enters the 2005 season with 17 career shutouts and ranks seventh on MSU's career saves list with 284.


2003: Second-Team All-Big Ten honoree ... Second-Team All-Region honoree .... Started all 22 games, recording a 17-5 record, a 1.34 GAA and five shutouts ... Eared Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week after opening season with seventh shutout of career vs. Kent State (Aug. 30) ... Posted a 6-0 shutout over Indiana (Sept. 26) ... Back-to-back shutouts over Northwestern (3-0, Oct. 3) and Stanford (5-0, Oct. 4) en route to earning Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week accolades ... Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for a third time after a 4-2 win at No. 19 Penn State (Oct. 25) ... Selected to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team after leading MSU to the Big Ten Tournament Championship for a second-straight year ... In the Big Ten Tournament, MSU beat Indiana 3-1, shutout Ohio State 3-0 and stopped Penn State 5-3 in the title game ... Stopped two shots vs. Louisville in a 2-0 whitewash in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2002: Womensfieldhockey.com National Rookie of the Year ... Earned All-West Region First-Team and All-Big Ten Second-Team honors ... Collected back-to-back Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week accolades ... Three-time womensfieldhockey.com Rookie of the Week ... Named team's Rookie of the Year ... Ranked second in the nation in saves percentage (.838) and third in GAA (0.87) ... Named co-Big Ten Tournament MVP after allowing just two goals in more than 208 minutes, including two shutouts ... Started every game in goal for MSU ... Collected six solo shutouts and four shared shutouts ... Allowed just 21 goals in 1,690 minutes of play ... Compiled a 23-3 record ... Named a reserve on the U.S. Under-23 Team, after participating in the prestigious "A" camp.

2001: Took a medical red-shirt due to a knee injury.

Pre-MSU: Earned four letters in field hockey ... Also played softball and ice hockey ... Captain of the field hockey team her senior year ... Had a 1.00 GAA and a .875 save percentage her senior season ... Posted nine shutouts in 2000 ... Selected to the U.S. National Under-16 team in 1998 and has attended three National Hockey Festivals (1998-2000) ... Participated in the Eurotour Camp of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain, from 1998 to 2000 ... Selected for A-Camp 2001.

Personal: Born Aug. 19, 1982 ... Daughter of Peter and Deborah Kirkaldy ... Parks, recreation and tourism major.

Kirkaldy's Career Statistics
Year	GP/GS	W-L	Min.	GA	GAA	SVS	SVS%	SO
2002	26/26	23-3	1689:27	21	0.87	109	.838	6
2003	22/22	17-5	1359:45	26	1.34	106	.803	5
2004	22/22	18-4	1585:40	28	1.24	69	.711	6
Totals	70/70	58-12	4634:42	75	1.13	284	.791	17

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