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Kristen Hamilton

November 10, 2011 | 7:34 pm 1
By Chelsie Gamino

Hamilton during the Oct. 7, 2011 match versus South Alabama @ CIBER Field.

This year’s University of Denver’s women’s soccer team has been winning games left and right, after 21 games, they have come out victorious in 16 of them. Sophomore forward Kristen Hamilton made a large contribution to those statistics. This season, Hamilton has scored a total of 16 goals and made nine assists.

Hamilton’s best experience for the season was during the Nebraska and DU match on Aug. 25, 2011. DU was the first to score a goal and then shortly after Nebraska scored, leaving the match tied in the first half. In the second half Nebraska scored first and DU scored within 20 minutes, again in a tie.

Then, “I scored with 1 minute left in the game. It was pretty exciting,” Hamilton said.

Hamilton is a returning starter for the DU women’s soccer team and decided to attend the college after Coach Jeff Hooker talked to her about it and she, “loved the campus and the soccer field,” Hamilton said.

“On the field Kristen is an intense fiery player. She imposes her physical play on other players even though she is not the biggest player on the field.” Hooker said.

The soccer field is where Hamilton goes at 7:45 am before school and spends an hour and a half of her time for practice. She has figured out that balancing school, soccer and a personal life is, “something learned over time.”

Soccer has been in Hamilton’s life since she was 4, and overall it has been beneficial in, “time management,” along with, “not looking out for yourself, but teammates too.”

In fact after team member Kaitlin Bast was injured earlier in the season, “Kristen has lifted her game and taken the team on her back and carried the team thru some of the games.” Hooker said.

With that, Hamilton’s advice for future players is that soccer is “a lot of commitment” and to, “work hard to get where you want. It’s fun in the end and worth it,” Hamilton said.

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