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Kristi Andreassen
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.-3L
Hometown: Tempe, Ariz.
High School: Marcos de Niza
Position: D
Major: Exercise Science

Academic All-American of the Year in the University division for the 2010-11 ESPN Academic All-America® Soccer Teams

Academic Notes: Majoring in exercise science...2010 CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-American of the Year for the University division All-America Soccer Teams, Academic All-America first team and Academic All-District first team...2010 NSCAA Scholar All-America first team, NSCAA Scholar All-West region first team...One of thirty candidates nationwide in women's soccer for the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award...2009 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America second team, Academic All-District first team...Four-time Big Sky All-Academic...Four-time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award recipient...4.0 GPA during collegiate career.

Career Notes: Amassed 38 points (15 goals, 8 assists) in 79 career games (78 starts)...Tied for first in NAU history with 79 matches played...Second in NAU history with 78 career starts...Fifth in NAU history with 69 consecutive starts...Fifth in NAU history with 142 shots... Fifth in NAU History with five game-winning goals...Tied for sixth in NAU history with 15 goals...Seventh in NAU history with 38 points... One of only two players in program history to be named to All-Big Sky first team three times...Second Defensive MVP in program history...Four-time All-Big Sky selection...Third player in program history named to NSCAA All-Pacific Region team...First All-American in program history (2009 and 2010).

2010 (Senior): All-Big Sky first team for third-consecutive year...Big Sky Defensive Most Valuable Player...NSCAA All-Pacific Region second team...Started at center back and played every second of the season in all-19 games...Led the team with six goals, 15 points and three game-winning goals, tied for the team lead with 23 shots on goal...Third on the team with 42 shots, tied for third on the team with three assists...Scored five goals in first-eight games of the season...Tied for fourth-most game winning goals in a single season in program history...Led all Big Sky defensemen in points and goals...Named Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week three times...Named to Big Sky Championship All-Tournament team...Anchored Lumberjack defense that broke school and Big Sky records with a six game shutout streak that lasted 569 minutes and two seconds and allowed just 16 goals in 19 games.

2009 (Junior): All-Big Sky first team for second-consecutive year...Was the only Lumberjack player to start all 21 games during the season...Third on the team with 1, 735 minutes played...Second on the team with five goals and 12 points...Also added two assists....Second on the team with 48 shots and 25 shots on goal...Ninth-most shots in a single season in program history...Took a team season-high seven shots against Murray State...Played every minute in 15 games...Scored game winning goal in 4-2 win over Eastern Washington...Recorded points in seven different games...Named to Big Sky Championship All-Tournament team...Anchored Lumberjack defense that allowed only 35 goals in 21 games 

2008 (Sophomore): All-Big Sky first team…Started all 22 games for Lumberjacks at defender…Only Lumberjack to play and start in every game in 2008…Played a team-high 2,024 minutes…Tops amongst NAU defenders with three goals and one assist (seven points)…Tied for third on team in goals…Recorded game-winning goal against Sacramento State on Oct. 10…Took 33 shots with 16 on goal…Voted to All-Tournament Team at 4th Annual High Altitude Tournament… Nominated NSCAA/adidas College Scholar All-America…Played all 90 minutes in the Lumberjacks' three postseason games.

2007 (Freshman): All-Big Sky honorable mention...Started 16 games with 17 appearances at center back... Recorded four points (one goal, two assists)...Set NAU record against Lamar with first career goal coming just five seconds into second half...Added 19 shots with eight on goal.

High School: Played in 70 career games at Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe, Ariz...Recorded 28 goals and 17 assists…Three-year captain and four-year letterwinner for head coach Chris Carr…Twice received first team all-state...2007 Marcos de Niza Soccer MVP Award...Inducted into the Marcos de Niza Hall of Fame...2007 Tempe All-City Athlete of the Year Award...Selected first team All-City in 2007...First team all-region 2005-07...2007 Tempe Top Teen Award by the City of Tempe…Earned AIA Scholar Athlete award in 2005-06…Vice-President of National Honor Society… Graduated number two in her class with a 4.0 GPA...Was the Salutatorian at the 2007 graduation ceremony.

Club: Member of the South Bank Ladybugs…Won seven state championships (2001-2007)…Far West Regionals Region IV semifinalists in 2008…Surf Cup finalists in 2005...Member of the Arizona ODP team from 2002-05.…ODP Championships finalist in 2003.

Personal: Kristi Sue Andreassen was born March 8, 1989 in Mesa, Ariz....Daughter of Kjell and Rondi Andreassen....Pronounced on-drey-AHH-sun…Admires her father most since “he refuses to ever miss any of my games and always supported me”…Has one brother, Leif, and a twin sister, Lisa...Brother and sister are avid soccer players.