4  Sarah Kirkley
Sarah Kirkley


Raleigh, N.C.

High School:
Needham Broughton



As a Sophomore: Played nine games while starting five ... Registered a shot on goal at Syracuse (9/14) ... Pirates were 3-0-2 when she earned a start.

As a Freshman: Was named team MVP by her teammates ... Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team ... Finished the season ranked 16th in the nation in assists per game (0.56) ... Tallied two goals in the year, at Western Carolina (9/1) and against Georgia State (9/10) ... Netted the game-winning goal against Georgia State (9/10) ... Named to the Soccer Buzz All-South Freshman team ... Played and started in 18 contests ... Registered 10 assists on the season, including three against Marshall (10/6) ... Finished the season ranked second on the team in points (14), shots (31), shots on goal (13), and was first in assists (10)

Needham Broughton High School: Earned four letters under coach Izzy Hernandez ... Named team captain during junior and senior campaigns ... Three-time State 4A Champion (2003, 2005 and 2006) and runner- up in 2004 ... Member of the North Carolina Olympic Development team from 2001-2005 ... Named to the North Carolina All- State Team as a senior ... Helped team to a 48-1-3 record during junior and senior seasons ... Member of the 87 CASL Elite club team coached by Jay Howell ... Club team won the Premier League Championship and qualified for the USYSA Region III Tournament in 2006 ... Club team won the US Club National Championship in 2003 ... CASL won the NCYSA State Championship and were USYSA Region III participants and US Club Region Champions in 2004.

Personal: Intended major is exercise and sports science ... Four-time scholar athlete ... Earned Honor Roll status all four years at Needham Broughton with a 4.2 overall GPA ... Member of Latin Honor Society all four years and the National Honor Society as a junior and Ssnior ... Daughter of Robert Kirkley ... Has two brothers (Robbie and Ben) and one sister (Lisa).