| Kristen Winters
Undoubtedly one of UNM's top goalkeepers ever...will act as one of the Lobos' main leaders this fall as team captain...has wealth of experience ...NCAA granted her an extra year of eligibility in the spring of 2005...missed all the 2000 season and most of 2001 after suffering a severely broken leg while playing for the Colorado Rush club team in the semifinals of the Snickers U.S. Youth Soccer National championships in July of 2000...after full recovery she made her mark as New Mexico's starting goalkeeper...was the 2002 MWC Goalkeeper of the Year...all-MWC first team honoree...three-time academic all-conference and a MWC Scholar Athlete...record holder for most career wins (20) and most career shutouts (17)...third on the all-time list for saves at UNM with 277.
2004 - JUNIOR SEASON
Continued to show poise and dedication through all 17 games in goal (1,501 minutes)... became the all-time leader for wins after grabbing her 20th in UNM's victory over Air Force (Oct. 10)...broke the all-time record for shutouts after capturing her 17th against Northern Arizona (Oct. 3)...recorded 2 shutouts and 60 saves (4th in the MWC)...Academic all-MWC honoree and MWC Scholar Athlete.
2003 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
Was a force in goal, playing all 1,829 minutes in the net...Second in the Mountain West Conference with her 117 saves...Third in the conference in saves per game, averaging 6.16...Fifth in the conference in shutouts (5) and goals against average (1.33)...Seventh in the conference in shutouts per game, averaging 0.26...Moved into second place in the UNM career record books with her 15 shutouts...etched her name in the single season record book, taking third in saves and goals against average and fifth in shutouts...Academic all-MWC honoree and MWC Scholar Athlete.
2002 - FRESHMAN SEASON
Had a landmark season as the starting goalkeeper...recorded 10 shutouts (1st in the MWC) and 99 saves (2nd in the MWC)...ranks first all-time at UNM in single-season shutouts with 10...sixth in saves (99)...fourth with a 1.46 goals against average...played every minute of every game, despite suffering through several injuries...awarded MWC Player of the Week on Oct. 14 following shutouts at SDSU and UNLV...named all-MWC first team...MWC Goalkeeper of the Year...All-Tournament Goalkeeper at the MWC Tournament...voted co-MVP and Ironwoman by her teammates...named starting goalkeeper for the 2002 Region IV U.S. Soccer Festival Team following her strong performance for the New Mexico state select team at the USASA National Cup Tournament in June...Academic all-MWC honoree.
2001 - MEDICAL REDSHIRT YEAR
Made her only career appearance on Oct. 5 at Colorado College...played the final 21 minutes of the second half, facing four shots and made one save.
Named first team all-conference as a senior at Lakewood (Colo.) Green Mountain HS...team was state champions her freshman and junior years...a four-year member of the honor roll...member of the Spanish National Honor Society.
Born Feb. 23, 1982, in Denver, Colo...daughter of Scott and Cindy Winters...has one sister, Stephanie...enjoys fishing and camping...earned her B.A. in Accounting from UNM in May 2004...currently pursuing her master's in Policy and Planning.