13 Kirsten Kilburn
13 Kirsten Kilburn
Height: 5-9
Year: So
Hometown: North Branford, Conn.
High School: North Branford
Position: M

The Kilburn File

2013 Lacrosse: Started all 17 games ... Recorded 47 goals with 10 assists for 57 points ... Led the team in free position goals with 13 (out of 30 attempts), while also being tops in ground balls (47) and draw controls (89) ... Had 17 caused turnovers - which was second on the squad ... Ranked first in the NEWMAC in draw controls ... Second in overall shots (107) and ground balls ... Also ranked seventh in goals and ninth in points ... Tallied five goals and two assists with five ground balls, nine draw controls and three caused turnovers in a 20-19 overtime win against Skidmore (3/2) ... Had four goals in a 19-5 win over New England College (3/9) ... Netted five goals in a 17-6 victory against MIT (4/6) ... Scored five goals in a 16-6 win over Southern Maine in the ECAC New England Championship Semifinals (5/11) ... NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team ... NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Week (3/11) ...

2012 Field Hockey: Started all 17 games … Led the team in assists (7), points (35), shots (96) and shots on goal (64) … Had two game-winning goals … Recorded one defensive save …  Tallied four goals with an assist in a 9-1 win over Smith (9/15) … Posted a goal with two assists in a 4-0 win at Western New England (9/18) … Had two goals and an assist in a 3-0 win against Simmons (10/10) … Notched two goals in a 3-2 loss to Springfield (10/20) … Lyon of the Week honoree once (9/18) … NEWMAC All-Conference First Team ...

2012 Lacrosse: Played in 13 games, including 12 as a starter ... Scored 31 goals with three assists for 34 points ... Had a team-best 12 free position goals ... Scooped up 13 ground balls ... Notched a team-high 51 draw controls ... Had nine caused turnovers ... Recorded 58 shots, including 45 on goal ... Scored three goals with three draw controls in a 15-12 win over Westfield State (3/7) ... Tallied four goals in a 17-14 win over Western New England (3/15) ... Had three goals and an assist in a 15-13 victory against Carthage (3/21) ... Notched three goals and an assist in a 15-8 defeat at Wheaton (4/7) ...

2011 Field Hockey: Played in all 21 games, including 20 starts … Led the team in shots (125) … Finished second overall in goals (16), points (41), shots on goal (64) and defensive saves (6) … Ranked third on the team in assists (9) and game-winning goals (2) … Recorded a goal with two assists in a 12-1 win over Regis (9/8) ... Had two assists in a 5-0 victory against Babson (10/8) ... Notched two goals in a 7-1 win at Simmons (10/12) ... Scored two goals in a 4-1 victory at WPI (10/18) ...

Before Mount Holyoke: Four-year letterwinner in field hockey and soccer … Captained the field hockey team as a senior … Three-time Most Valuable Player … Four-time All-State First Team selection … All-Shoreline First Team each season … Selected to play in Senior All-Star Game … Rookie of the Year … Lacrosse captain as a senior … Three-time All-Shoreline and All-State First Team honoree … Most Valuable Player three times … Rookie of the Year … 2011 All-America nominee …

Personal: Neuroscience and Behavior major … Daughter of Stephanie and Lance Kilburn.

Getting to Know Kirsten

  • Why did you choose to attend Mount Holyoke? - I chose Mount Holyoke because it has a good program for my intended major, neuroscience and behavior, and because all of the people are so nice.  
  • What do you like best about Mount Holyoke? - I like the friendly people the most about Mount Holyoke College.  
  • Favorite Pro Sports Team - Bruins  
  • Favorite TV Show - Modern Family  
  • Favorite Athlete(s) - Zdeno Chara from the Bruins   
  • Hobbies - Playing sports and being with my family  
  • First Memory of Your Sport - In 3rd grade when I saw my neighbors playing   
  • Best Advice From a Coach - Clear your mind and PLAY     
  • Career Aspirations - Neurosurgeon