NU represented by 48 student-athletes from 14 different programs
2013: Assisted on the first goal of the match in a 3-1 victory at Kent State (10/6).
2012: Started all 20 matches ... Assisted on a goal in a win over Central Michigan (10/14) ... NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.
2011: Started all 21 games for NU as a redshirt freshman ... Contributed to a defense that registered five shutouts and allowed just 2.11 goals per game, the lowest per-game average in several years ... Tied for second in the Big Ten with four defensive saves ... Scored first-ever goal vs. Pacific (10/21) ... NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010: Redshirted ... NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree.
High School: Four-time letterwinner and two-time first-team all-state selection at Pioneer ... Named all-region, Washtenaw County Player of the Year and team MVP in 2009 ... Member of and leader on four consecutive Michigan state championship teams, completing her entire high school career with only one loss ... Member of Ann Arbor Field Hockey Club for the last four years ... Played in Futures tournament from 2005-08 and Futures Elite in 2009 ... National Hockey Festival pool champion in 2008 ... Compiled a team-best 40 assists over junior and senior seasons ... Also a captain and four-year letterwinner in lacrosse ... Member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Born Kelsey Anne Thompson ... Daughter of Greg and Ramona Thompson ... Chose Northwestern over Michigan, Brown and Harvard ... High school teammate of current NU assistant coach Zoe Almquist ... Father played football at Harvard and older brother (Bart) played lacrosse and rowed at Stanford ... Major is psychology.
Getting to know Kelsey
Name your three favorite songs on your I-pod: Atmosphere by John Mayer, Valerie the Glee version, and Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest
Facebook or Twitter: Don't have Twitter, so definitely Facebook
Describe Tracey in five words or less: loves percents
What's the best part of playing Northwestern Field Hockey? My teammates!
Favorite food: my mom's pumpkin bread
Favorite TV show: Glee or the Today Show
Favorite movie: Return to Me
Favorite book: The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Favorite vacation spot: Harbor Springs, MI
Favorite place to shop: J.Crew and Target
If I wasn't playing field hockey, I'd be playing: Taking advantage of my secret jump roping skills
Pregame superstitions: Putting on Old Spice men's deodorant
Best NUFH memory so far: when the team broke out in "karaoke" on the bus, and Catherine sang "when the heart breaks no it don't break even"
Which NUFH player is the biggest jokester on the team? C.Frank
Favorite thing to do besides play field hockey? Spend time with my big family!
Dream job: Probably having my own talk show...Dr. Oz-esque
Best thing about Northwestern: other than the field hockey team...the location