Tori Christ

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Tori Christ
Personal information
Full name Victoria Christ
Date of birth (1992-05-15) May 15, 1992 (age 26)
Place of birth Amherst, NY, U.S.
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Rovaniemen Palloseura
Number 12
Youth career
Buffalo Soccer Club
2010–2014 Cornell University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2014 Boston Breakers 0 (0)
2015 – Västerås BK30 27
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 20, 2015

Tori Christ (born May 15, 1992) is an American professional soccer player from Amherst, NY. She currently plays for Rovaniemen Palloseura in Rovaniemi, Finland.[1]

Early life[edit]

Christ was born on May 15, 1992 in Amherst, New York to Philip Christ and Betty Murphy. She has a younger sister, Gabriela.

Christ played her high school soccer at Nardin Academy, where she broke the WNY shutout record with 12 and was named All-New York State First Team, All-Western New York, Monsignor Martin Athletic Association MVP, All Metro First Team, and a three-time First Team All-Catholic all-star.[2] She was also a two-time team MVP and a two-time Coaches' Award recipient. In her senior season, Christ was a Western New York Scholar Athlete Award recipient, a WIVB-TV Scholar Athlete of the Month, and a WKBW-TV Super Seven Athlete of the Week.

Collegiate career[edit]

Christ attended Cornell University, where she played as a goalkeeper for the Cornell Big Red. She was the first goalkeeper to serve as two-time captain since 1985/1986 and lead the Ivy League in saves in 2012 with 88 saves, setting a program record at Cornell. Christ has been named a "Top 20 Junior Athlete" and three-time Randy May Coach's Award winner.[3] She was also a recipient of the Inspirational Player Award in her senior year.

At Cornell, Christ was also a member of the Red Key Athlete Honor Society, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), serving on the Executive Board, a member of Athlete Ally, and a member of the Sphinx Head Senior Honor Society.

Playing career[edit]

Club[edit]

Boston Breakers, 2014[edit]

Christ was signed to Boston Breakers in 2014.[4]

Västerås BK30, 2015[edit]

Christ signed a professional contract with the Swedish team Västerås BK30 which is located 30 minutes outside Stockholm. She started and played in all 27 games and had 10 shutouts. With Christ, Västerås BK30 came in second in their league in 2015, won the Widerlöv Cup, and advanced to the third round of the Svenska Cupen, the country wide cup in Sweden.

Rovaniemen Palloseura, 2016[edit]

Christ signed a professional contract with RoPS, in Rovaniemi, Finland.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victoria Christ". laget.se.
  2. ^ "Amherst resident signs pro contract with soccer team from Sweden". The Amherst Bee.
  3. ^ "Cornell University". cornellbigred.com.
  4. ^ "Cornell University". cornellbigred.com.