Kristen Kjellman, Northwestern Lacrosse, 2-Time Tewaaraton Trophy Winner

Kristen Kjellman

Recruited by Northwestern University, Kjellman made her lacrosse debut in 2004, starting all 18 games for the Wildcats. She was named National Rookie of the Year, Co-National Rookie of the Year, and led Northwestern with 53 goals, winning 3 straight national championships from 2005-2007. Kjellman was the first lacrosse player (men or women) to be named the Tewaaraton Trophy winner in consecutive seasons. She led the team to a 77-5 record during her career and was arguably the catalyst to Northwestern's dynasty in Women's lacrosse.

She graduated in 2007 and now lives and works in Chicago as a Sales Representative for Nike Lacrosse. In 2008 Kjellman was named the National Rookie of the Year for Nike Sales. 2010 will mark her 4th year as a US National Team member. The draw specialist made her first World Cup appearance in the 2009 World Championships in Prague. The team reached the finals and beat Australia 8-7 in an amazing championship game. Kjellman had a goal, an assist and several key draw controls in the final match. She was named to the All-World team as a midfielder. Since her college debut in 2004, Kjellman has graced the covers of numerous publications, including Sports Illustrated, SI on Campus, Inside Lacrosse and the New England Lacrosse Journal.