9 Kristina Vaci
9 - Kristina Vaci
Height: 5-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Mentor, Ohio
High School: Mentor
Position: D
Major: Biomedical Engineering (Pre-Med)

2011: Started all 20 matches and anchored a Spartan defensive unit that racked up 11 shutouts…named to both NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region First Team and All-UAA First Team…set school record for games played in NCAA Championship Tournament First Round win versus Lebanon Valley on November 12…finished career with 75 games played and 59 starts…also selected to OCSA Division III Academic All-Ohio First Team and OCSA All-Ohio First Team.

2010: Played in all 18 matches with 16 starts…helped the team record eight shutouts from the backline…earned second-team All-UAA honors for the second straight season.

2009: Switched to a full-time defender and played in all 18 matches with 16 starts…named UAA Defensive Player of the Week on October 13…voted second-team All-UAA.

2008: Played in all 19 matches and earned seven starts as a freshman…scored six goals and totaled one assist…ranked second on the team in points (13).

Personal: Four-year letterwinner in soccer at nearby Mentor High School…also participated in track (three years), lacrosse (one year), basketball (one year) and the Science Olympiad(four years), which she captained…two-time all-district selection and an all-conference pick in soccer...daughter of Darryl and Elizabeth Vaci.