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#5 Kristen Pelkki
Position: Defender
Height: 5'9"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Saginaw, Mich.
High School: Heritage HS
Kristen Pelkki
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Release: 12/14/2009

2009: Played in 15 matches off the bench on a defense that led the nation with 19 shutouts … fired two shots, both of which met the keeper … saw a significant increase in minutes in the MAC Tournament, helping the Chippewas post three straight shutouts to win their first tournament title.

2008: MAC All-Tournament team selection ... honorable mention Academic All-MAC honoree … started all 20 matches on a defense that set school records for shutouts (10) and fewest goals allowed (13), leading the MAC in the latter category ... scored her first two collegiate goals in consecutive contests at Kent State (10/10) and Buffalo (10/12) ... attempted 12 shots, eight of which met the keeper ... fired a season-high three shots on two occasions – against Bowling Green (10/17) and at Akron (10/26).

2007:
Played in and started 16 matches ... picked up one assist for one point ... four of her seven shots reached the keeper ... assist came against Miami (9/30).

2006:
Redshirted due to injury.

High School:
Four-year varsity letterwinner and starter ... helped lead her team to three Saginaw Valley League championships and two district championships ... earned first team all-league and all-district honors ... team captain ... member of the Michigan Hawks club soccer program  ... also competed in basketball, earning a varsity letter and helping her team earn a district championship title in 2004 ... earned the Scholar-Athlete Award three times and graduated summa cum laude with a 3.845 GPA.  

Personal:
Full name is Kristen Lynn Pelkki ... born on Feb. 16, 1988 ... parents are John and Pam Pelkki ... integrative public relations major ... minoring in public affairs and event management ... sports a near-perfect 3.95 GPA.

Season GP Goals Assists Points Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW PK-Att
2007 16 0 1 1 7 .000 4 .571 0 0-0
2008 20 2 0 4 12 .167 8 .667 0 0-0
2009 15 0 0 0 2 .000 2 1.000 0 0-0
TOTAL 51 2 1 5 21 .095 14 .667 0 0-0