By Pam Teel
High honors went to Kirsten Littlefield of Millstone Township as she gracefully accepted an award for Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year at Allentown High School this past June. This self disciplined young woman managed to balance her high academic standing, taking honors and AP classes, while participating in three different varsity sports.
Her soccer honors include: As a junior, NJGSCA Recognition, All Area Team – 2012/2013. As a senior, 2013 CVC Defensive Player of the Year, Mercer 33, Hibernian Senior 11, Varsity starter for 4 years, Captain 2012-2013 seasons, CVC Division Champions 2012.
Her Lacrosse honors include: 4 year Varsity, Captain 2014, All CVC Second Team 2013-2014, Mercer County Champions 2013, and NJSIAA Group 11 Champions – 2013.
Her Winter Track Honors include: 3 year Varsity, setting school records in the 4×200, 4×400 and receiving the SMR Redbird Award.
She also received honors and achievements in the National Honor Society, the French, English, and the Science Honor Societies. Triple A Award for three years, the Smart Cookie Award, senior class – top ten percentile and an honors varsity letter, not to mention nine other individual academic class awards.
Despite multitudes of practices, some on the same days, Kirsten still managed to keep her academics up to the highest standards. She got to travel to France this past year with the French Honor Exchange trip and also got to visit Costa Rica with her AP Biology class.
She spent a part of this summer on the Garden State Women’s Soccer Travel Team, along with her mom where they recently just took the first place championship. Kirsten has volunteered in the past helping her mom run Special Needs Soccer in town for Millstone Recreation and also as a youth volunteer assistant soccer trainer.
Kirsten was accepted into the Honors Program at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Va., where she was recruited to play Lacrosse. She will be majoring in biology with in active interest in biogenetics. Kirsten also likes to unwind by playing the best digital piano and doing photography. She has won several blue ribbons at the county fair for her black and white photography.
Kirsten will soon be getting ready for the next phase of her life and no doubt will work twice as hard in college, both academically and with her sporting endeavors. Kirsten is someone who likes to set goals for herself and sees things through. We wish you the very best of luck, Kirsten. You are definitely one of a kind. Your self-discipline and determination will no doubt get you far in life.