Kristin Luckenbill

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Kristin Luckenbill
Personal information
Full name Kristin Luckenbill
Date of birth (1979-05-28) 28 May 1979 (age 35)
Place of birth Paoli, Pennsylvania, United States
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1997–2000 Dartmouth Big Green
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2001–2003 Carolina Courage 50 (0)
2005–2007 Vermont Lady Voltage 25 (0)
2006 Jitex BK
2008 FC Indiana 11 (0)
2009 Boston Breakers 10 (0)
2010 Sky Blue FC 5 (0)
National team
2004 United States 14 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 07:57, 8 November 2009 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 07:57, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Kristin Luckenbill (born 28 May 1979) is an American professional soccer goalkeeper and Olympic gold medalist. She previously played for the Boston Breakers and Sky Blue FC of Women's Professional Soccer as well as the Carolina Courage of the WUSA. She is a former member of the United States women's national soccer team.

Early life[edit]

Born in Paoli, Pennsylvania and attended Conestoga High School. During her final year of high school she was named All-Conference, All-County, All-Region, All-State, Regional All-American and High School All-American. She was also named Pennsylvania High School Player of the Year.[1]

Dartmouth College[edit]

Luckenbill attended Dartmouth College from 1997-2000, where she was a three-time NCAA All-American, four-time First Team All-Ivy League, Ivy League Rookie of the Year and Ivy League Player of the year. She helped lead Dartmouth to two Ivy League Championships and four straight NCAA Tournaments including an Elite Eight appearance in 1998. Luckenbill recorded a Dartmouth-record 29 career shutouts and is ranked second in career goals against average at 0.73.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Carolina Courage[edit]

Luckenbill was drafted to play for the Carolina Courage in the WUSA in 2001. She was the starting goalkeeper for the Courage for most of her tenure, winning the Founders Cup Championship in 2002, earning WUSA Goalkeeper of the Year and First-Team All-League honors and starting in the WUSA All-Star Game. She was also nominated for an ESPY Award in 2003 for "Best Female Soccer Player".

International[edit]

Luckenbill became a member of the United States women's national soccer team in 2004, and won an Olympic gold medal with the team in Athens. She finished her professional soccer career in the WPS, playing one season for the Boston Breakers and the following season for Sky Blue FC.

International career statistics[edit]

Nation Year International Appearances
Apps Starts Minutes Shutouts
United States 2004 14 3 633 1
Career Total 1 14 3 633 1

Retirement[edit]

Luckenbill has announced her retirement from professional soccer after July, 2010, to pursue a Master's degree in Business from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.[3]

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