Article by Jeremy Nelson
Earlier this week, the NCCAA announced the student athletes named to the 2015 D1 Women's Soccer All-American teams. CCC's Krystina Stackhouse was recognized by the NCCAA as a member of the All-American 2nd Team.
Krystina, or "KP" as she is affectionately referred to among her teammates and the rest of the campus, a senior forward from Strasburg, Colorado, has had an amazing career for the Lady Tigers. KP arrived on Campus in the fall of 2010. She had blazing speed, giving her the ability to get behind defenses with ease. She made an immediate impact for the Lady Tigers, scoring 10 goals in her freshman campaign. Her sophomore year she increased her goal output to 13 goals, despite opposing defenses, specifically game planning against her.
She saw dip in her goal output during the 2013 season to 8 goals, but she dished out 6 assists, which was double the amount of her first two years combined. After her junior year, she took a year off, got married to husband Brian Stackhouse, and welcomed a bouncing baby girl, Stella, to the family. She returned to the Lady Tigers this fall to finish her degree and play out her final year of eligibility. It took her a little while to find her form again, but once she did, she had the best season of her career. She finished her senior season with 20 goals, and 12 assists.
Her career accolades include:
You can see a full listing of CCC Lady Tiger Career Statistics under "Additional Links" at http://www.ccctigers.com/sport/0/9.php.
CCC head coach, Scott Fogarty, commented on Krystina's honor saying, "I'm extremely happy for KP. She deserved this recognition. She's been a great leader for this team, her strong work ethic kept her going when she adjusted to a new coach, and there are not too many players I know that can score in 11 straight games. Tremendous athlete and she has certainly left her mark here at Central Christian College."
KP is the 16th Lady Tiger since 1999, to be name an NCCAA All-American. She will graduate next spring with a degree in Exercise Science. After graduation, she plans on staying in McPherson with her family, and trying to work part time with in her degree field