#19 Kristyn Richards
Pos: FW
Height: 5-6
Year: SR
Major: Kinesiology (Pre-Physical Therapy emphasis)
Parents: Lance & Teresa
Birthday: 5/20
Hometown: Lancaster, CA
High School: Desert Christian HS

2011: Played every minute of every game last season...after a pulled muscle stunted her freshman year she truly poured herself into her center back position last year...her NAIA second-team All-American selection was a testimony to how important she is on the field.

2010: Became a key piece of the Mustang defense as she started in all 21 games...earned All-GSAC and NCCAA All- American second-team honors.

2009: Kristyn plays great in the air, proving to everyone that she can throw her body around with the best of them...spent time in almost every position this season putting in one goal for good measure. 

Desert Christian HS: Had a fantastic career at Desert Christian…a four-year varsity player who garnered numerous accolades…was named All-Desert League second-team in 2006...a year later, she moved up to the first-team squad…continued to impress in 2008, not only repeating on the All-Desert League first team, but adding All-Valley first team and All-CIF first-team…finished at even greater heights in her senior season, earning all-league first-team and Desert League MVP, All-Valley first team, Daily News All-Area Soccer Team second team, AV Press Defensive Player of the Year, All-CIF first team, and possibly the pinnacle, CIF Div. IV Defensive Player of the Year…impressive off the field as well, she was an AV Press Future Leader Nominee for 2009, received the Mayor's Athlete of the Month award (Lancaster, CA), and earned the AWANA Citation Award in 2009.

Personal: Parents are Lance and Teresa…has two siblings, Nicole and Shea…career goal is to earn a Master of Science in Nursing and become an RN & Nurse Practitioner…favorite foods are Mexican or Italian…favorite TV shows are "CSI New York" and "Chuck"…favorite movies are "The Proposal," "Finding Nemo," and "Ratatouille"…favorite book is "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan…favorite hobbies are playing piano, art and reading.