Alex Kirk Photo Gallery
University of Washington
Three-year letterwinner... Transferred to Washington after one season at NCAA Division II powerhouse Seattle Pacific... Her four career game-winning assists ranks tied for ninth all-time at UW.
Earned the team's "Unsung Hero" award... After playing mostly at the forward and midfield positions in 2008, played most of the season on the backline in 2009, helping the Huskies to seven shutouts and a 1.00 goals-against average... Did move up front a couple times during the season, including the final game of the regular season when she broke out for two goals on Senior Day... It was the first two-goal game of her career and both scores tied up the match which ultimately ended in a 2-2 draw... Tied for fourth on the team with nine points, netting a career-best four goals and adding one assist... Also had nine points in 2008, but had five assists and two goals... Played in all 22 games, starting 21 times... Took just 10 shots and just seven on goal, but made good on four of them... Two were also game-winners, one of which came in the season-opening 2-1 win over Seattle... Also scored the game-winner in UW's 3-1 win at Oregon... Assisted on the game-winning goal in UW's 3-1 win over Gonzaga.
Was a scoring force for the Huskies, notching two goals and five assists, the latter of which tied for tops on the team... Her nine points tied for fourth on the squad... Three of her assists were game-winners, which ranks eighth on UW's single-season charts... All of her scoring came in the first half of the season.... Had two assists in the first game of the season, setting up Kendyl Pele's game-winning goal and later setting up Kate Deines' first career goal in UW's 3-0 win over Montana... Added her third assist in the next game, leading Veronica Perez to her second goal in as many games... It was Kirk's second game-winning assist in as many matches... Scored her first goal of the season against San Diego State in UW's 2-0 win, which proved to be the game-winner... Kept her scoring binge going when she had a goal and an assist in UW's 3-1 win over Northern Arizona... Provided the game-winning assist, setting up Perez again, then added some insurance with her second goal in as many games... Added her fifth assist in UW's 3-0 win over Utah.
Played in 18 of the team's 19 games... Started eight games... Attempted three shots during the season, one on goal... Named the team's Defensive Most Valuable Player.
Seattle Pacific University
One-year letterwinner ... Transferred to Washington after one season at NCAA Division II powerhouse Seattle Pacific ... Was coached by former Husky assistant Chuck Sekyra ... Has three years of eligibility remaining.
Played 22 games, starting 18 of them ... Tied for team-high honors with eight goals ... Netted the earliest goal in school history, just 1:09 into the game ... Scored two goals against Northwest Nazarene (Oct. 14) ... Distributed four assists ... Ranked second on the team with 20 total points ... Helped the Falcons to a 17-5 record ... SPU advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Honored as the 2006 Great Northwest Athletic Conference co-Freshman of the Year ... A second-team All-Far West Region selection.
Edmonds-Woodway High School
Two-year letterwinner ... A first-team all-area selection during her sophomore and junior seasons ... Tallied 19 goals, leading the Warriors to the 2003 WesCo championship ... Received All-WesCo accolades her sophomore and junior seasons ... Did not play high school soccer her senior season.
Born in Bellevue, Washington ... Parents are Mary Ellen and Martin Kirk ... Played three years of club soccer with the Northwest Nationals Shamrocks ... Most recently, played five years with the Northwest Nationals Fusion ... Helped lead the Fusion to three state titles and a regional crown ... A member of the Region IV team that won the Olympic Development Program (ODP) national championship in 2004.
Coach Gallimore on Kirk
"Alex has tremendous physical tools. She's a very talented player with great composure."
ALEX KIRK'S CAREER STATISTICS
GETTING TO KNOW ALEX KIRK
|Alex Kirk In Her Own Words|
I grew up in Edmonds, WA with very supportive family and friends. Two hardworking parents, who happen to be two of my best friends. An older brother who is currently going to school to be a Medical Assistant. A huge extended family who thankfully all live in Washington. And amazing friends, including my best friend Kim who has been my other half since the day we met :) I love eating sweets, snowboarding, people watching, caffeine, hanging out with teammates, baking cookies, watching horrible television with friends, going for a leisure run, napping in the sun, meeting new people, relaxing, and drinking chocolate milk.
|Guilty pleasure||Buying things|
|Favorite dance move||The Lawnmower|
|Most embarrassing soccer moment||Breaking my foot during practice by kicking the ground too hard|
|Favorite part of being a Husky||Winning|
|Favorite restaurant in Seattle||Taco trucks in various parking lots|
|Favorite place to hang out in Seattle||Fremont|
|Favorite place on UW campus||47th and 17th|
|Current cell phone ring tone||"Turn Your Lights Down Low" - Lauryn Hill and Bob Marley|
|Zodiac sign and one trait you possess typical of that sign||Leo - generous|
|Biggest celebrity crush||Jason Statham|
|Store where you would like to spend a $10,000 gift card||EBay|
|If you could trade places with a teammate for a day, who would it be and why||Kellye Joswick, so she could have the chance to play in a full game this season. |
|Best thing about playing for Coach Gallimore||There's never any B.S.|