Kristin Luckenbill - (daughter of MHS alumna Julie Luckenbill '67)
Kristin Luckenbill was a professional soccer goalkeeper from 2001-2010, and as a Member of the US Women’s National Soccer Team won an Olympic gold medal in 2004 in Athens, Greece.
Born in Paoli, Pennsylvania, Kristin attended Dartmouth College from 1997-2001. At Dartmouth, she was a three-time NCAA All-American, four-time First Team All-Ivy League, Ivy League Rookie of the Year and Ivy League Player of the year. She helped lead Dartmouth to two Ivy League Championships and three NCAA Tournaments including an Elite Eight appearance in 1998. She recorded a Dartmouth-record 29 career shutouts.
Following college, Kristin was drafted to play for the Carolina Courage in the Women’s United Soccer Association (WUSA) in 2001 – the first year of the first-ever women’s professional soccer league. She was the starting goalkeeper for the Courage for most of her tenure, winning the Founders Cup Championship in 2002, earning WUSA Goalkeeper of the Year and First-Team All-League honors and starting in the WUSA All-Star Game. She was also nominated for an ESPY Award in 2003 for "Best Female Soccer Player".
Kristin became a member of the United States Women's National Soccer Team in 2004 and won an Olympic gold medal with the team in Athens, Greece. She continued her professional soccer career until 2010, playing in for teams in Vermont, Indiana, Sweden, Boston and New Jersey.
Following her retirement from soccer, Kristin earned her MBA at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. She is now a management consultant at Heidrick & Struggles, where she focuses on enhancing the performance of leaders, teams, and organizations. In particular, Kristin enjoys identifying parallels between sports performance and business performance and has recently designed a “soccer experience” professional development training for business leaders.