Forster Earns Academic Honor

Kristen Forster (
Kristen Forster (

Named To Capital One Academic All‐District I First Team

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Kristen Forster, who leads the Yale women's soccer team with seven goals and 17 points, has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District I first team.

Forster, a Trumbull, Conn., native, is a psychology major at Yale. She travelled to Narok, Kenya, last March during spring break to run a soccer clinic for about 100 primary school Massai girls. She and some of her Yale teammates collected a large amount of both new and used soccer equipment from various contributors. All of the equipment was donated to five primary and secondary schools in the region. The clinic was the first-ever in Kenya for just girls.

In addition, Forster works in the Comparative Cognition Lab at Yale and interned in the public relations department at Major League Baseball over the summer.

On the field, Forster's 17 career assists are tied for the sixth most in school history. She also has 16 career goals. As a sophomore, she earned second team All-Ivy honors, and in 2009 shared the Ivy League's Rookie of the Year Award, becoming only the third player in school history to earn Rookie of the Year honors.

First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity