23 - Kristen Eklund
Kristen Eklund
Height: 5-1
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Barrington, R.I.
High School: Massachusetts Spitfires U-19
Position: FORWARD

As a Sophomore in 2010-11: Saw action in 36 games…Scored one goal and two assists on the season…Tallied her first assist of the season on 10/10 in a 5-0 win over Sacred Heart…Earned an assist on 10/30 in a 2-1 loss to Colgate…Scored a goal on 11/26 in a 9-1 victory over Sacred Heart.

As a Freshman in 2009-10: Played in 34 games…Registered six goals and five assists…Scored three goals and one assist against Sacred Heart on 11/28…Scored two goals and one assist against Syracuse on 1/15…Had an assist on the game winning goal on 1/22 against Wayne State…Registered a goal on 1/23 against Wayne State in a 4-1 victory…Assisted on the game winning goal against Yale on 2/19 in a 1-0 victory…Assisted on the game winning goal in a double overtime win in the tournament game against RPI on 2/26.

Before Quinnipiac: Played all four years for the Massachusetts Spitfires as well as playing one year of ice hockey at Barrington High...Named R.I. All-Region and All-State in her senior season at Barrington...Attended the Under-17 USA National Development Camp...Also a Yankee Conference Festival Selection...While playing with the Spitfires, Eklund took part in the USA Nationals in Buffalo, N.Y. in 2006.

Personal: A native of Barrington, Rhode Island...Daughter of Eileen and Carl Eklund...Has three older brothers, Kurt, Erik, and Peter...Majoring in communications.