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Kristin Hetzel
Kristin Hetzel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Avon, Indiana

High School:
Avon

Height:
5-4

Position:
Midfield

Birthdate:
10/14/1985

Experience:
3VL



2006: CoSIDA Academic All-District V selection ... was Purdue's first CoSIDA academic honoree since Annette Kent and Courtney Coppedge were both named to the all-district team in 2003 ... Academic All-Big Ten ... scored first point of season and first since her freshman year, providing a game-tying assist to Jessica Okoroafo in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament vs. Ohio State ... Okoroafo's goal was scored a mere 18 seconds after OSU took a 1-0 lead ... played in a season high 22 matches, starting 20 at the left back position ... key member of Purdue's defense during team's record-breaking seven-match shutout streak and 10-match unbeaten streak.

2005: Academic All-Big Ten ... competed in 10 matches, starting two, totaling 262 minutes of playing time ... starts at defense came against DePaul and at Missouri ... played season-high 50 minutes in 4-0 home win against the Blue Demons ... played in 9 of team's first 11 games of season.

2004: Scored game-winning goal against Cincinnati in the 89th minute on her very first career shot attempt, giving Purdue a 2-1 victory ... drilled the ball into the top of the net from 30-yards out, over the head Bearcat goalkeeper Tracy Hale ... balled rolled to Hetzel after a UC defender deflected a cross from Shauna Stapleton ... recorded a season-best two shots in 1-0 win over Minnesota ... also recorded a shot against Michigan State ... started in seven of the team's eight shutout victories, including wins over Big Ten rivals Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State and Minnesota ... played all 90 minutes in shutout wins over Wright State, Spartans and Hawkeyes ... part of a defensive effort that limited the Raiders to seven shots and the Indiana State Sycamores to three ... team posted a 7-6 record in her 13 starts, averaging 0.77 goals allowed per match.

High School: Graduated from Avon High School in 2004 ... varsity letterwinner in soccer all four seasons ... two-time all-MetroWest selection and all-conference honoree ... received Academic All-State status as a junior and senior ... received team's leadership award during senior year ... helped lead team to a pair of sectional and regional championships in 2002 and 2003 ... totaled 48 goals and 26 assists during her high school career, including 25 goals and 10 assists as a junior ... member of the National Honor Society ... played club soccer for Dynamo-Katner '86, which won the 2003 state championship and finished third at regionals.

Personal: Given name is Kristin Ann Hetzel ... born Oct. 14, 1985 ... daughter of Keith and Judy Hetzel ... has a twin sister, Erin, and a younger brother, Matthew.