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Krista Kissell

School

Lafayette College

Position
Forward
Major
Economics

Classroom

Kissell, an economics major, carries a 3.89 GPA. She is a three-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member and has been named to the Dean’s List every semester.

In 2019, Kissell was also selected to the Academic All-Patriot League Team.

She is a teaching assistant and mentored study group leader for computational methods.

Following graduation, Kissell is set to work as a private equity analyst at Graham Partners.

Character

“Kissell is one of the best student-athletes that I have ever seen. She does all of the right things. She trains hard, takes care of herself, blends in with her teammates, and provides a voice for them. Kissell is always willing to go the extra mile and believes in teamship. She has a wonderful quality of being both vulnerable with the team and coaches. She will stand up for herself, but also welcome other opinions and listen to them. Kissell is the type of person that you wouldn’t have to worry about when you weren’t looking, because she always does the right thing.”
- Head Coach Mick Statham

Community

Kissell is a member of the Athletes C.A.R.E organization at Lafayette.

She is an active participant in Student-Athlete Advisory Committee fundraisers and other events, such as Holiday Helpers and #ShaveForTheBrave with the St. Baldricks Foundation. It is in support of conquering childhood cancers.

Kissell has also been involved in making lunches with her teammates at the Safe Harbor homeless shelter.

Competition

Kissell has had an excellent career for Lafayette. In 2019, she earned Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year, All-Patriot League first team, and United Soccer Coaches All-North Region second team.

During that season, she netted four goals and led the Patriot League with six assists.

Kissell scored three goals as a sophomore and four as a freshman.

Prior to the 2020-21 season, Kissell was named an All-Patriot League selection and the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year.