CARLSON'S WSU CAREER
FRESHMAN (2002): Redshirt season…summer of 2003, voted one of the Top 10 Greatest Athletes in the history of Loudoun County and therefore one of the original inductees to the Loudoun County Hall of Fame as selected by the Loudoun Times-Mirror newspaper.
CARLSON'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Highly decorated student-athlete who earned six letters at Loudoun Valley High, three each in volleyball and basketball playing both sports for coach Carmel Keilty…as a SOPHOMORE, the Viking volleyball team advanced to the Virginia state semifinals…named to All-Dulles District, all-region and all-state teams…during basketball season selected to all-district and all-region teams…JUNIOR year volleyball team marched to 26-0 record and state AA title…named all-district, all-region and all-state…hoops team played as far as state quarter finals…named all-district, all-region and all-state…SENIOR year team racked up a 26-1 record and won state volleyball championship…at one point the team had a 39-match win streak…named player of the year for district, region, state and all-extra levels…also selected Washington Post All-Metropolitan Volleyball Player of the Year for all high schools in area encompassing District of Columbia, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia…set school records in career kills (655), single season kills (355), kills per match (19), digs in a season (323) and digs per match (20)…basketball team lost in overtime at district finals, finished season 17-7…named co-MVP of district and All-Met honorable mention…selected outstanding female senior athlete at Loudoun Valley High…asics Metro Va 18 Blue club team finished second at the 2002 East Coast Championship for 18 open gold.
Kristen Mary Carlson was born June 24, 1984, at Phoenix, Arizona…father Joseph was a rower at UCLA and currently works as a project manager…mother Donnalee (Wennerstrom) swam for UCLA and competed at the 1976 summer Olympics…older brother Greg (2/21/83) plays football at Virginia Military Institute…three younger brothers - Pat (4/30/86), Chris (10/27/87) and John (7/31/94)…two younger sisters, Colleen (8/13/89) and Meagan (6/19/98)…enjoys singing…selected Student of the Month six times…3.6+ GPA…member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and German Club…student council rep…undecided on major area of study at WSU.