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Kristin Moyer

School

Portland State

Position
Defender
Major
Health Studies: Health Sciences: Pre-Nursing

Classroom

Kristin Moyer’s academic achievements include making the Dean’s List three times (winter and spring 2014; fall 2016) and President’s List seven times (fall 2014; winter, spring and fall 2015; spring 2016; winter and spring 2017). Her current GPA is 3.93, and she is an Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi member, National Society of Collegiate Scholars member, CoSIDA Academic All-District 8 first-team (2016) honoree, and a three-time Academic All-Big Sky member (2013, 2015-16). She was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII First Team in 2016.

Character

Moyer is a two-year captain of the Portland State women’s soccer team. She anchored a back line full of freshman as a redshirt junior in 2016. The defense improved over the season under her tutelage, as the team allowed 19 goals over their first five matches, but then just 18 goals over the final 13 matches of the season. She earned All-Big Sky Second Team honors as a freshman in 2013, only to suffer an injury that sat her out the entire 2014 season. She came back from injury in 2015 and didn’t miss a minute of action in any match. She then returned to All-Big Sky form as a redshirt junior when she was named to the All-Big Sky First Team.

Community

Moyer volunteered with International Student Volunteers in the Life Development Center in Thailand where she traveled abroad to teach English to schoolchildren and perform community work to enhance the environment and livelihood of vulnerable hill tribe people. Her other community-based involvements include the Oregon Food Bank, where she repackaged and organized food donations; Rebound Orthopedics Physical Therapy, where she observed and assisted physical therapists; Union Gospel Mission; and Tri-Valley Breakfast Program, where she prepared and served food for the homeless. She also became a Certified Nursing Assistant last sumer.

Competition

Moyer’s accomplishments on the field include the following: All-Big Sky First Team (2016), All-Big Sky Second Team (2013), College Sports Madness Big Sky Freshman of the Year (2013) and a two-time Big Sky Defensive Player of the Week.

She is on pace to break the school record in minutes played, and she has missed playing time in just nine matches during her career and has started all 60 matches of her career so far (as of nomination time). She helped the Vikings’ 2013 defense set single-season program records for shutouts (12) and goals-against average (0.76). The 2013 Vikings also only gave up three goals in 11 matches against Big Sky opponents during the season, two of which came on penalty kicks. She held the 2016 Big Sky Offensive MVP of Eastern Washington without a shot in the Vikings’ shutout of the Eagles on Sept. 30. She totaled four points on one goal and two assists during the 2016 season.