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Kristin Luckenbill
Goalkeeper
Team: Boston Breakers
Kristin Luckenbill
Height: 5' 9"
Birth Date: 5/28/1979
Hometown: Paoli, Pa.
Previous Team: FC Indiana (W-League)
How Acquired:
WPS General Draft

WPS:
  • Selected in the fourth round (25th overall) by the Breakers in the WPS General Draft.
International:
  • Part of the 2009 U.S. Women’s National Team player pool
  • Trained at the National Team Residency Program in 2004 and 2007
  • Served as the backup goalkeeper at the 2004 Olympics where the U.S. won gold
  • First Ivy League women’s soccer player to represent the U.S. at the Olympics
  • Started three games in 2004, going 4-0-2 while posting a 0.72 goals against average
Club:
  • Named WUSA Goalkeeper of the Year and First-Team All-WUSA in 2002
  • Played in all 21 games for the Carolina Courage, posting a 12-5-4 record, en route to the 2002 WUSA Championship
  • Played in 18 matches for the Courage in 2003 after recovering from an early-season finger injury and went 7-7-4
  • Took over Carolina’s starting keeper position from Norwegian legend Bente Nordby in 2001
  • Played with W-League’s FC Indiana in 2008 and Vermont Voltage from 2005-07
  • Nominated for “Best Female Soccer Player” for the 2003 ESPY Awards
  • Played for Jitex BK of Sweden’s Damallsvenskan (top division) in 2006
College:
  • Three-Time All-American and Four-Time First-Team All-Ivy Selection at Dartmouth
  • Started 70 consecutive matches
  • As a sophomore, named First-Team All-New England and Ivy League Player of the Year
  • Named Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 1997
  • Holds Dartmouth record for all-time shutouts (31) and goals against average (0.68)
Personal:
  • Daughter of Julie and F. Graham Luckenbill
  • Has one brother, Jamie
  • Hobbies include skiing, hiking, golf and biking
  • An accomplished skier who gave up the sport after being drafted by the Carolina Courage
  • After WUSA folded, moved to Colorado to coach skiing until called up to the WNT Residency Program
  • Favorite non-soccer teams are the Philadelphia Flyers and Eagles
  • Favorite food is sushi and film is Airplane
  1. What are the three things you can never be without while traveling?
    Cell phone, ear plugs, a good book
  2. If you didn’t play professional soccer, what other profession would you try – and why?
    I’d like to be a writer on a cartoon show. But, I’m doing my best not to have a different profession…
  3. What’s your perfect day off?
    Going boating with friends at the lake
  4. What famous person most inspires you and why?
    Glenn Beck – because he speaks from the heart and doesn’t care what others think
  5. If you had a dinner party, who are the four people you would invite (can be living or dead)?
    My grandfather, Alexander Hamilton, Allen Iverson, and Laura Bush
  6. If there were one adjective to describe you, what would it be?
    Competitive
  7. What’s on your workout/pre-game iPod playlist?
    “Coming Back to Life” – Pink Floyd, “Are We Human” – The Killers, “Angry American” – Toby Keith
QUICK HITS – List your top three favorites

TV Shows:

  1. Family Guy
  2. Dexter
  3. Friday Night Lights

Place to Shop:

  1. Banana Republic
  2. EMS
  3. Barnes & Noble

Restaurants:

  1. Sato’s (Edwards, CO)
  2. Gore Range Brewery (Edwards, CO)
  3. The Mill Tavern (Londonderry, VT)

Professional Athletes:

  1. Fernando Torres
  2. Brian Westbrook
  3. Tom Brady

Cities (in any country):

  1. Vail, CO
  2. Cortina, Italy
  3. Boston, MA
 
Kristin Luckenbill
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Kristin Luckenbill will go into the eternal log is having made the first penalty kick save in WPS history. And for that save Luckenbill received the Player of the Week honor several weeks ago.

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