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00   Kristin Walker
Kristin Walker

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Lincoln Park, N.J.

High School:
DePaul Catholic H.S.

Height:
5-9

Position:
G

Birthdate:
01/29/1985


**Preseason Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team**

Coach Rudy On Walker: "Had a typical Walkeresque. junior year, which means very steady, doesn't do very much wrong, gets almost everything right, gets all the balls she should get and rarely makes errors ... She had knee surgery over the winter and really came on after that in her second game when she got used to playing in the knee brace and then got used to playing without it. ... She will be a fifth-year senior and we're depending on her to have another really solid year."

As A Redshirt Senior In 2007: Game-by-Game Statistics
Finished the season with a 1.04 goals against average and .856 save percentage ... Finished her career 11 saves shy (373) of the most in UMass history (Danielle Dion-384) ... A goal given up against Vermont (9/23) snapped her scoreless streak at 273:59 ... Credited with three shutouts: made four saves against Maine (8/31), five saves at Dartmouth (9/20), and three saves at Saint Joseph's (9/28) ... Made 12 saves to keep the Minutewomen close in a 1-1 tie to Providence (9/2) ... Also credited with a win vs. Vermont (9/23) ... Had 10 saves at Dayton (10/5) ... Made 11 saves vs. Rhode Island (10/11) ... Recorded six saves, including numerous spectacular stops, on her senior day vs. George Washington (11/4) in 2-2 tie

As A Redshirt Junior In 2006: Named First-Team All Conference for second consecutive season ... Also was a CoSIDA Academic All-District Honoree ... Named to NSCAA Scholar-Athlete Third Team Northeast Region ... Begins senior season third in career saves (296) and fifth with 18 shutouts ... Started all 17 games, finishing with an .846 save percentage and a career-best 0.96 goals against average ... Allowed 16 goals on the season ... Recorded seven shutouts and allowed just one goal on eight occasions ... Earned consecutive shutouts against Hartford (9/3) and Albany (9/7) ... Made two saves in a shutout of George Washington (9/29)... Stopped 10 shots in a shutout versus Xavier (10/8) ... Made five saves in a shutout against Saint Joseph's (10/13) and then again in a shutout against Temple (10/15) ... Named UMass/Dinn Bros. Co-Athlete of the Week for her back-to-back shutout efforts against Saint Joseph's and Temple ... Ended season with a six-save shutout at Duquesne (10/29).

As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2005: Was named to All Conference First Team. ... Started all 18 games of the season ... Recorded seven shutouts vs. Hartford (3 saves--8/26), Marist (4 saves--9/2), Holy Cross (8 saves--9/16), Fordham (10 saves--9/30), St. Bonaventure (5 saves--10/2), Duquesne (6 saves--10/14) and Charlotte (8 saves--10/28) ... Made a career-high 17 saves vs. Dartmouth (9/21) ...Totaled 120 saves on the season ... Played a total of 1676:50 minutes ... Finished with 0.97 GAA and .870 save percentage.

As A Redshirt Freshman In 2004: Started all 18 games in net for the Minutewomen ... Recorded four shutouts vs. George Washington (6 saves--10/10), Xavier (6 saves--10/17), Fordham (4 saves--10/22) and St. Bonaventure (5 saves--10/29) ... Made a career-high 10 saves at Dayton (10/15) ... Had a 1.74 GAA and .739 save percentage in her first season as the starting goalkeeper ... First win was on 10/21 at Central Connecticut ... Made 88 total saves in 2004, including a season-high nine at Dayton.

As A Freshman In 2003: Sat out the season as a redshirt ... Named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and the UMass Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at DePaul Catholic High School in Wayne, N.J. ... Named DePaul's Female Athlete of the Year as a senior and was also the recipient of the Girls and Women in Sports award ... Made 1,138 saves in her four years at DePaul ... Three-time team MVP ... Voted the Best Defensive Player as a freshman in 1999 ... Four-time All-County and All-Conference member ... 2002 All-State pick ... Was a member of the World Class U-18 club team ... Was also a member of the softball team where she was a three-time All-County and All-Conference third baseman as well as a one-time All-State selection.

Personal: Kristin Suzanne Walker ... Born January 29, 1985, in Pompton Plains, N.J. ... Daughter of Ed and Lynn Walker ... An Elementary Education major.

Kristin Walker's Career Statistics

YEAR
GP
GS
Min.
Saves
Save Pct.
GA
GAA
Record
2004
18
18
1603:54
88
.739
31
1.74
6-10-0
2005
18
18
1676:50
120
.870
18
0.97
8-8-1
2006
17
17
1502:43
88
.846
16
0.96
11-6-0
Career
53
53
4783:29
296
.812
65
1.23
25-24-1

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    Event Calendar

    Friday, Sept 5
    vs Cornell 4:00 PM gametracker
    Sunday, Sept 7
    vs New Hampshire 1:00 PM gametracker
    Thursday, Sept 11
    at Northeastern 6:00 PM
    Sunday, Sept 14
    at Connecticut 1:00 PM gametracker
    Thursday, Sept 18
    at Brown 7:00 PM
    Monday, Sept 29
    at Harvard 7:00 PM
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