RALEIGH, N.C. -- Meredith College alumnae-athlete Kirstie King was recently named the new assistant soccer coach. She will work alongside Head Coach Jen Grubb, who assumed her role in January 2019.
"Kirstie's natural leadership ability combined with her love for the game and passion for Meredith College make her a perfect fit as the new assistant for our program," said Grubb. "As a player she was always a coach on the field, and I could not be more excited that she will now be working as a coach off of it."
A dual-sport athlete during her four years at Meredith, King completed her collegiate playing career this past year and graduated in May with a bachelor's in Exercise and Sports Science - Health and Wellness. King played four years with the Avenging Angels soccer program and three years with basketball. A standout defender on both teams, she earned Women's Soccer All-East honors three years and an All-USA South first team selection in 2017. King earned all-State honors her junior and senior years from the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association. She was a three-time recipient of the soccer team's Most Valuable Defender honor.
During her three years with the Meredith basketball program, King amassed nearly 500 points with 402 rebounds, 71 steals, and 10 blocks. She dished out 92 assists and earned this year's team defensive award.
"I am excited to be the new assistant soccer coach at Meredith College!" said King. "I am very passionate about this Meredith soccer program, and I am ready to help build on our strengths and success."
After a year or so away from the classroom, King plans to return to college to pursue a master's in education or sports management.