|Intensity on the soccer pitch. That was Kirsten's style of play. All out, one hundred percent. She approached each match like it was the last one she would ever play. Kirsten's spirited effort earned two first team "All-Big 9" berths as a midfielder as well as the team's "Most Valuable Player" award in 1987.
She also displayed intense play on the softball diamond and basketball court for the Panthers where she received team "MVP" awards in both sports. As a senior, Kirsten was named to the softball "Southern Division All-State Team," and received the "Panther Best" award.
During four years at Pacific Lutheran University, she contributed to three NAIA national championship soccer teams and one national runnerup squad. Kirsten earned a "NCIC All-Conference" berth in 1991, was co-captain and was selected as the team's "Most Inspirational Player" twice. As a senior, she was honored by receiving PLU's "Lute Inspirational Award." Kirsten was named "NCW Sports Awards College Female Athlete of the Year" in 1992.
- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.