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  Kirsten Lawrence
Kirsten Lawrence

Player Profile
Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Aberdeen 2004

Education: Bachelor of Sports Studies, Aberdeen, 2004. Master of Exercise Science, Campbell, 2006.

Coaching Career: Assistant Women's Soccer Coach, University of Pittsburgh, 2008. Assistant Women's Soccer Coach, Campbell University,2006-07. Graduate Assistant Swimming and Diving Coach, Campbell, 2005-2006.

Playing Career: Aberdeen, 2001-04. Campbell, 2004. U-19 Scottish National Team, 2001-02.

THE KIRSTEN LAWRENCE FILE

Hometown: Aberdeen, Scotland

Kirsten Lawrence begins her third season as an assistant women's soccer coach at Pitt, and brings a great balance to the program.

Lawrence joined the Panthers after serving two seasons (2006-07) as an assistant women's soccer coach at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C. At Campbell she assisted in all phases of the program including recruiting, administrative duties, on-field instruction and oversight of summer camps.

"I am thrilled to have Kirsten in our women's soccer family," Pitt Head Coach Sue-Moy Chin said. "She relates so well to the girls. They see her competitiveness and know that they can still have that in them, but have fun at the same time."

Prior to joining the Panthers, Lawrence was a member of Campbell's 2004 women's soccer team, a squad that captured the Atlantic Sun Conference championship. During her year on the team, she helped guide the Camels to a tournament title and the school's first-ever NCAA Tournament berth. The 2004 Camels posted a 12-2-7 overall record.

Lawrence earned her master's degree in exercise science from Campbell in May, 2006. While completing academic requirements for her master's degree, she spent the 2005-06 school year as a graduate assistant coach with the Campbell women's swimming and diving program, a season that saw the team set new school records in all but three events.

She holds a Scottish Football Association Early Touches coaching license, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and NSCAA State Goalkeeping Diploma.

Originally from Scotland, Lawrence graduated with honors from the University of Aberdeen with a degree in sports studies in July 2004. Lawrence also played for the Aberdeen Ladies Football Club and competed for the Under-19 Scottish National Team in the 2001-02 European Championships.Completed and holds aUSSF 'B' License.