8 Paul Kierstead
8 Paul Kierstead
Birth Date: 02/23/1987
Height: 6-3
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: Mountain Pointe HS
Position: Forward
2006: Made appearances in a total of 10 matches as a redshirt freshman before suffering a season-ending foot injury...Five of those came in UCSB's first seven games of the season...Recorded four shots on the year -- two of which were on frame -- with his first coming against Virginia (8/27). 2005: Appeared in one game for the Gauchos and then redshirted the season after suffering an injury. NATIONAL/CLUB
Spent three seasons with the Arizona State Olympic Development team...Played for a trio of club programs, beginning with the Tempe Power and ASUSC Blackhawks, before finishing his club career with the AZFC Hammers...Helped lead the Hammers to the finals of the Arizona State Tournament and the semifinals of the Southern California based Nomads Tournament. HIGH SCHOOL
Kierstead was a two-time All-State honoree at Mountain Pointe High School and guided the Pride to a pair of appearances in the state finals...He also helped MPHS garner AIA Central Region championships as a junior and senior...Led the Pride to the Tempe Fiesta Bowl, the Mustang Classic, and the Tempe City tournament championships...Named MPHS' team MVP his senior season after setting a new school record with 25 goals on the year...He netted 20 as a junior...Tallied a career-best 20 assists during his junior campaign and recorded 17 as a senior...Mountain Pointe's 2005 salutatorian, Kierstead was named the Arizona Interscholastic Association's Division 5A/4A Male Athlete of the Year, graduating with a perfect 4.0 grade point average...Also played tennis and ran cross country for the Pride. PERSONAL
Paul Kierstead was born February 23, 1987 in South Carolina...Is a chemistry major...When he is not playing soccer he is about to...In fact, he cannot do without it...Before a game he will usually relax...Fan of EPL side Manchester United and pulls for striker Ruud van Nistelrooy...Winning the Mustang Classic is his most memorable sporting moment...Would love to play against the top player in the country...Harder Stadium is his favorite place to play...Can best be described as hardworking...Has an older brother Peter, a younger brother John, and a younger sister Karen...Son of Hal and Chris Kierstead. CAREER STATISTICS