Massachusetts Girls Soccer POY: Kristi Kirshe

Massachusetts Girls Soccer POY: Kristi Kirshe

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Massachusetts Girls Soccer POY: Kristi Kirshe


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THE WINNER: Kristi Kirshe


School: Franklin (Mass.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Forward
Height: 5-foot-4

Athletic achievement:She led the Panthers to a 22-0-1 record and the Division 1 state championship this past season. Kirshe scored 40 goals and passed for 13 assists, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win over Nashoba Regional (Bolton, Mass.) in the state title game. An All-American selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and the Boston Globe’s Division 1 Player of the Year, Kirshe was also named Miss Soccer by She concluded her prep soccer career with 102 goals and 44 assists.

Academic excellence: Kirshe has maintained a 4.27 weighted GPA.

Exemplary character: She has volunteered locally as a middle school math tutor and as a youth basketball, soccer and lacrosse coach. She’s also donated her time on behalf of the Relay for Life.


“Kristi Kirshe is the player to build a team around,” said Steve Santos, head coach of Attleborough (Mass.). “She works hard and makes others around her better.”

THE FUTURE: Kirshe has verbally committed to Williams College.


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