Wirtz tallies first career goal in first half for NU
2013: Tallied first collegiate goal -- the game-winner -- in a 3-0 victory over Miami (Ohio) (9/9) ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2012: Appeared in three matches ... Academic All-Big Ten ... NFHCA National Academic Squad.
2011: Missed season due to injury ... NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2010: Redshirted ... NFHCA National Academic Squad honoree.
High School: 2009 All-State selection ... Three-time winner of school's Sportsmanship Award ... Competed in 2009 National Futures Tournament after being selected to Midwest Regional Team ... Team was the state runner-up in Illinois in her junior season ... Four-year member of Windy City Flyers club team, which placed first and second in its pool at Festival in 2008 and 2009, respectively ... Dean's List student and member of Spanish Honor Society ... Oak Park's nominee for Pioneer Press Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Personal: Born Kristin Catherine Wirtz ... Daughter of Jeff and Kathy Wirtz ... Also highly involved in symphony orchestra and figure skating during high school ... Chose Northwestern over Cornell, Saint Louis, Kent State and Missouri State ... High school coach, Lauren Przyborowski, is a Northwestern field hockey alum ... Majoring in secondary teaching.
Getting to know Kristin
Name your three favorite songs on your I-pod:Count on Me, Raise Your Glass, and Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Facebook or Twitter: Facebook
Describe Tracey in five words or less: All you could ask for
What's the best part of playing Northwestern Field Hockey? You get to play the sport you love with a bunch of awesome teammates and great coaches!
Favorite food: My Mom and Dad's Chili
Favorite TV show: Criminal Minds, Dancing with the Stars, and Glee
Favorite movie: Too many to choose from
Favorite book: Harry Potter Series
Favorite vacation spot: Disneyworld
Favorite place to shop: Forever 21
If I wasn't playing field hockey, I'd be playing: Softball
If I could be any character from a TV show or movie I'd be: Ginny From Harry Potter
Pregame superstitions: Don't really have any
Best NUFH memory so far: Bus Rides
Which NUFH player is the biggest jokester on the team? Nikki
Favorite thing to do besides play field hockey? Hang out with friends
Dream job: Coaching
Best thing about Northwestern:The field hockey team and the beautiful campus