Academic All-WAC (2005, 2007)
Played in 21 matches, starting 14... Posted eight points off two goals and four assists... Scored first two career goals in the Aggies' 10-1 victory against Louisiana Tech on Nov. 3... Earned academic all-WAC honors as well as a Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient... Member of the USU team that earned its fifth-straight NSCAA Team Academic Award.
Saw action in the spring... Recognized as a Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete... Helped USU receive the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the fourth-straight season.
Appeared in 14 matches, starting once... Drew first career start and recorded first career assist in USU's 1-1 draw with Portland State on Sept. 24... Fired seven shots, four on goal... Recognized with academic all-WAC honors... A Joe E. and Elma Whitesides Scholar-Athlete Award recipient... Part of the Aggie squad that earned its third-straight NSCAA Team Academic Award.
A four-year letterwinner for coach Mike Kernodle at East High School... Helped East capture the state championship her senior season as she scored 12 goals to go along with 14 assists... For her efforts, she was named second-team all-state by both the Deseret Morning News and Salt Lake Tribune... As a junior, she recorded 13 goals and 13 assists and led East to a second-place finish in the state tournament... A member of the club team Firebirds, which made it to the semifinals of the State Cup in 2004... Helped the Firebirds place first in Icebreaker and third in Nomads... Graduated with a 3.9 GPA and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Full name is Kiersten Meri Nilsson... Born Jan. 27, 1987... Daughter of David Nilsson and Gwen Nilsson Cannon... Has two siblings: Britta and Erik... Majoring in exercise science... Enjoys skiing.
Nilsson's Career Statistics
M/MS SOG Goals Ast GWG Pts
2005 (Fr.) 14/1 4 - 1 - 1
2006 (So.) - - - - - -
2007 (Jr.) 21/14 12 2 4 - 8
Totals 35/15 16 2 5 - 9