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Kristen Walker, VP of Recruiting at NCSA

Kristen Walker, VP of Recruiting

Grand Valley State University
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(312) 610-6130

I played every sport imaginable growing up, including football, winning the NFL Punt Pass and Kick National Championship and won four total NFL State Titles throughout my youth. A current Dewitt High School (MI) hall of fame inductee, I played four years of varsity soccer and basketball at Dewitt and was an All-League, All-Area, and All-State performer all four years. I was a member of the Lansing area “Dream Team” in both sports and was the LSJ Soccer Player of the Year my senior year.

I went on to complete four years of soccer and then one year of basketball at Grand Valley State University (GVSU). A four-year starter, I was awarded GLIAC Freshman of the Year in 2007 and voted first team all GLIAC for four years. I captained GVSU to their first National Titles in Women’s Soccer with back-to-back NCAA Division II National Championships in 2009 and 2010. I was named Most Outstanding Offensive Player of the NCAA Final Four in 2009 and team MVP in 2010 while receiving Academic All-American honors. I graduated from GVSU with a degree in secondary education and was awarded the Commissioner’s Award for Athletic and Academic Excellence. I went on to earn my Master’s degree in Business Administration from Davenport University in 2015.

I spent eight years as a college soccer coach recruiting across the country. I had the privilege of coaching at Davenport University and Grand Valley State University and helped lead the teams to eight conference championships, five Final Four appearances, and won two NCAA National Championships in 2014 and 2015. I also spent time as the Head Varsity Soccer Coach at East Grand Rapids High School, was the Michigan Fire Juniors Assistant Director of Coaching, and worked with the Olympic Development Program in the state of Michigan.

My goal at NCSA is to help student-athletes during the recruiting process through education and creating a plan for their success while maximizing their opportunities to play at the next level. I found my absolute perfect fit with my college experience and want to empower student-athletes to achieve their opportunity of a lifetime.

When I am not helping athletes in the recruiting process, I enjoy spending time with my husband, son, and our entire family on the beautiful lakes of Michigan.